Nest CamS: The Good, and the bad
Nest Cams are taking the surveillance market by storm with their ease of use and powerful next-gen technology. But how do they compare to a hard-wired surveillance system? Sunset Studios has over 25 years of experience installing surveillance systems for our clients. Here’s the good, and the bad, you might not know about Nest cams:
Nest is a Google Company
Nest cams are engineered and supported by Google. That comes as no surprise, since Nest provides A.I. functionality that offers advanced security features to the end-user, powered by Google’s team of masterful engineers.
Watch live on your smartphone
Using the Nest app, you can view your cameras’ live streaming video/audio, as well as recorded material, right from your smartphone or tablet. Give access to your spouse or other family members so they can watch as well.
Access from anywhere
Get peace of mind knowing that you have access to your Nest surveillance system from anywhere, anytime. At the office, out to dinner, or on vacation overseas, you have access and control to your Nest cameras
Easily record to the cloud
The Nest Aware service provides cloud-based storage for camera recordings (audio and video). You can choose a length of storage time that is best for your needs: 10 days, or 30 days, of rolling backup.
High Definition Resolution
Nest cams have an HD resolution of 1080p, and record to the cloud at that resolution. Not only will you have recordings, but they’ll be clear and easy to see details, too.
Record audio, as well as video
Hear what’s being said and see who’s saying it! Audio is both streamed live, and recorded to the cloud.
Smart AI-driven functions
Smart features are included with Nest (some require a subscription to activate, however). Familiar Faces recognizes trusted individuals and doesn’t worry about alerting you to their coming and going. Supersight zooms in and follows persons or large animals that it detects in frame, making it easier to see their features.
Outdoor cams have nightvision
Nightvision is built right in to Nest outdoor cameras, so you can feel safe both day and night knowing that recordings in the dark will have visibility.
wireless cameras are only as reliable as your wifi
Although Nest cams can provide high quality streams and recordings, they are only as reliable as the WiFi they are tethered to. You must have a very strong network in order to have a reliable camera system, and even then, the chance of signal failure is high.
Features not exclusive to nest
Nest cams provide many great features out of the box, but these features are available with most modern surveillance systems. We install and upgrade both analog and digital surveillance systems that have all the same features available to Nest, with far greater reliability, speed, and storage capacity.