I’ve been using a $100 Nest Cam for a few months now and I’m happy with it.
It’s great for my day to day tasks, and the $80/month price tag doesn’t come close to what the average home security system costs.
However, when it comes to security, the Nest Cam is a great option.
It does have some limitations that need to be considered, though.
Here are the pros and cons of buying the Nest camera from the start.
Pros: Cheap, no frills home cameras The Nest Cam comes with a simple setup instructions, which is helpful when you’re new to the industry.
Nest’s HomeKit integration lets you easily set up an alarm system and a security camera.
There’s also a free app, so you can set it up quickly and easily.
It supports Google Home, and it supports a wide range of connected devices including Alexa, Hue, Nest, Samsung, and more.
Nest offers a lot of features and is easy to use.
It even comes with an app.
The Nest cam has a built-in microphone, which you can adjust to your liking.
It can be set to record a wide variety of audio, and you can also adjust its brightness.
It doesn’t record video, but it’s easy to get started with that.
Nest Cam can record a video.
Cons: Limited range of microphones, low resolution, and lack of motion tracking.
You can’t control the cameras remotely.
The camera can’t connect to an internet connection, so it’s only able to record in 720p.
It has no motion tracking, which means it’s not as good as other home security cameras in that respect.
It also has limited range of the microphones.
You’re limited to about 3 feet, which makes it difficult to secure a perimeter around a house.
Nest doesn’t support a motion sensor, which can make it hard to secure your home against burglaries or other intruders.
It comes with just one microphone, so the device won’t always be on the go.
If you have to use a motion detector, you’re limited by your own ability to keep it on.
You’ll need to take it with you when you go out and it’s hard to find a way to take the Nest with you.
Nest can’t record a picture.
Pros : Low resolution, motion detection, and battery life Nest Cam has a 1080p video recording feature.
If a video recording is important to you, you can turn on motion detection.
It works well in a pinch, and when you have multiple cameras you can quickly and accurately capture the event.
Pros can record 1080p.
Cons : Battery life is limited Pros can capture 1080p, but can’t be controlled remotely.
Pros are able to capture 1080i.
Cons can’t capture 1080b.
Pros have limited range.
Pros aren’t wireless.
Pros capture video.
Pros don’t record motion.
Pros require motion sensor.
Pros cost less than other cameras Pros don and are easy to control.
Pros limited range Pros don no motion detection Pros can’t secure a home from intruders Pros are expensive Pros are limited to 3 feet Pros require a motion detection system Pros are not wireless.
Cons aren’t motion detection Cons aren of limited range