With the purchase of Nest, Google took another step forward in the world of home automation, for which it has been betting heavily for a few years. And it does not seem that this interest will stop in the short term, especially after the launch of the Google Nest Cam with battery, which is here to become a great ally in video surveillance.
It is a surveillance camera with the great advantage of having a long-lasting internal battery that allows you to place it wherever you want, in addition to integrating the most exciting news using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Installation almost anywhere and exciting accessories.
Google Nest Cam anchor bracket and screws
Thanks to the camera’s magnets, its installation can be done practically anywhere, and even more so, taking into account the presence of a support. With a system of appeals, you can alter the camera’s position so that it faces the side you want.
However, if you want to place the camera in a high place and have it look down at a very steep angle, the bracket included in the box will not work for you, but you will have to buy a stand that the company has explicitly released for these situations.
If you are thinking of placing the Nest Cam on top of a shelf, it is the best option you can choose. This stand, which we have also tested, has some charging pins connecting to the camera and a transformer responsible for sending current to it.
Google Nest Cam at its official stand
In addition, the lower part has an opening for the classic 1/4 screw used in tripods, so it is another option to place this camera.
On the other hand, Google also sells a waterproof outdoor cable with which you can leave the camera plugged in continuously.
A good amount of options and possibilities
If you set it to, the Nest Cam will be able to detect people, cars, or animals that pass in front of it and will activate to record for the duration you choose.
Meanwhile, a notification will be sent to your mobile, accompanied by a preview of the event that has been recorded so that you can see what has happened immediately and without waiting.
Google Nest Notices
By having infrared, the camera is also capable of taking images when there is no light, and the truth is that the recording quality is quite good so that faces can be recognized without any problem.
The battery of the Google Nest Cam 2 lasts around seven weeks, a pretty good number, and that can make it worth betting on this model with a battery.
Google develops its products for the home with the ecosystem in mind. So that multiple cameras can be installed, it has created a system that allows you to create Activity Zones, making your life easier.
Google Nest Cam action zones
Each area has a camera assigned to it, and you can give it a different name to identify it and choose to detect other events depending on what interests you in each place.
To give you an idea, this system allows you to create different spaces depending on where your cameras are. In this way, if you have one located outside, you will be able to activate the detection of animals and know what the alert refers to quickly since you will read a notice that an animal has been detected in “Patio,” for example.
The camera has a microphone, so you can activate sound recording when events are detected and recorded.
Google Nest Cam
Nest Aware and Google Home to get the most out of it
You will need the Google Home and Nest applications to use the camera, although they will be the first ones you use to configure different parameters.
While the camera has some features that you can use without paying, there are others that you won’t be able to enjoy unless you have a subscription to Nest Aware, the paid service associated with Nest products, and, for this particular device, this subscription offers to extend the “storage” of the camera recordings.
Google Nest Cam anchored by magnets
However, suppose you are a person who is usually aware of the mobile. In that case, you will not need this subscription since, in Google Home, you can consult a timeline of the latest events the camera has captured. These events are saved until
Some predetermined routines like Home and Away make it even easier to use by turning the camera off when someone in the family comes home and turning it on when the house is alone, so you have less worry about your privacy.