If you’re thinking of ways to improve your home security other than the security alarms that you may already have in place, then the Google Nest Camera is your best bet. This camera is much better than any regular surveillance camera you could install, and we’re here to give you a detailed account on how.
The Google Nest Cam essentially categorizes as a smart product, and smart products more than often are lauded for their ability to automate certain aspects within the household. While that is true, certain smart products are also great for energy efficiency and security purposes. Which is what brings us to the Nest Cam.
Features of the Google Nest Camera
The Nest Cam comes in two types of variants: wired and battery operated. The wired ones only need to be plugged into a power outlet while the battery ones are essentially wireless. And these cameras are smaller in size compared to regular surveillance cameras – makes it easier to place them pretty much anywhere and look more discreet.
- Mobile App and Wi-Fi Connectivity
Now here’s the thing about the Nest Cam, much like all smart devices even these cameras connect to the internet and feature a mobile application (Google Home) where users have access to their camera. But connecting to the internet doesn’t mean the devices requires any connection via an Ethernet cable, instead these cameras connect to Wi-Fi.
- Remote Management
With the mobile application comes the ease of accessing the Nest Cam remotely – in both ways. You can watch over your home while you’re away and straight from your smartphone, tablets or even laptops.
- Exceptional Surveillance System
Here are the factors that set the Nest Cam apart from any regular surveillance camera. Since you already must have figured by now that the Nest Cam video is accessible from the Google Home app on your smartphones, it means you can watch the live video footage on the go, and receive notifications about anything that requires your attention.
Other than having access to the live video from your phones, there is also the fact that the video quality is not like anything you would’ve seen before especially pertaining to a surveillance camera. The Nest Cam shows live video in 1080p HD, and includes night vision so that you can see clearly even in the dark. And that too in color! With a wide angle coverage of 130 degrees there won’t be anything that the camera would miss out on.
- Two-Way Audio
Apart from the Nest Cam boasting a clear image both during the day and night, and that too all from your phones, there is another feature that will probably sell you on this device completely. The Nest Cam features a built in camera and speaker in order to facilitate two-way audio. Isn’t that brilliant? Imagine not just being able to watch over your home while you’re at work or the mall, but having to speak and communicate with whoever is at the other end of the camera without any additional device.
- Weatherproof Device
So the Nest Cam is ideal for indoors and the outdoors. For the outdoors you won’t have to worry about rain, or snow or anything of the likes because these devices are weatherproof. They can withstand any thunderstorm, snowfall and even dust storms.
Installation of the Nest Cam
For security camera installation Toledo Ohio residents need not worry since FirstEnergy Home provides installation services, should they need assistance. Installation of the Nest Cam is pretty easy though.
With the device you get a camera wall plate, an adapter wall plate, screws, wall anchors and cable clips if it’s a wired device. For wireless ones you need not necessarily mount the cameras onto the wall – they could just about be placed anywhere.
For the wired camera that you plan on mounting on the wall, you would have to install the camera wall plate first and then fix the device into it. Follow the instruction manual that comes with it.
Is It Really That Reliable
The Nest Cam is definitely the best option to go for if you plan on installing a surveillance system for your home. However one thing that you should be weary of is that as long as the camera is connected to the Wi-Fi, the video footage stream is live – otherwise the Nest Cam records a 3-hour event history which you can watch once it’s connected back to the Wi-Fi. The 3-hour event history is also particularly useful for when you missed out on a notification – so you can rewind back to see what it was.
So overall, yes the Nest Cam is one of the best smart devices that you can use for your home’s security, solely because it lets you watch over your home around the clock, with live updates sent as necessary. You can find the Nest Cam right here at www.firstenergyhome.com.