Founded in 2010, Nest was later acquired by Google to become one of the top manufacturers of convenient and affordable security cameras. Typically compact and easy to install, many of the designs offered by Nest through A1 Security Cameras come as wireless security cameras, video doorbells with wireless capabilities, and internet protocol cameras. By themselves, these cameras offer features like:

 

10 Things You Should Know About Nest Cameras

Founded in 2010, Nest was later acquired by Google to become one of the top manufacturers of convenient and affordable security cameras. Typically compact and easy to install, many of the designs offered by Nest through A1 Security Cameras come as wireless security cameras, video doorbells with wireless capabilities, and ip security cameras. By themselves, these cameras offer features like:
 

  • Animal detection
  • Easy installation and installation
  • Mobile application
  • Motion alerts
  • Quality video feed
  • Two-way audio
  • Varying night vision quality
  • Wide angle lens
     

Nest security cameras offer an easy way to attain surveillance at home or in the office and are exceedingly easy to install in either environment. Through A1 Security Cameras, we can help you plan out the best places to implement each device you purchase through us with our system design service!

Is there a monthly fee for Nest Cameras?

Yes, Nest security cameras can come with one of two subscriptions for added features. The first subscription is six dollars a month or sixty a year with twelve dollars annual savings, applying to all Nest products on a given account. The second subscription is known as Nest Aware Plus which is twelve dollars a month or one hundred and twenty dollars a year with 24 dollars of annual savings while working across all devices on a given account. Subscriptions can be acquired and switched between through Google after purchase through A1 Security cameras.

What features does the free trial include?

The free Nest Aware trial offers many of the features you would expect from the regular paid subscription. For the 30 days that the free trial lasts, you can enjoy such features like:
 

  • Alerts based on recognized or unrecognized faces
  • Activity zones creation
  • Broken glass and smoke alerts
  • Enhanced motion detection
  • An events video library for 30 days
  • Intelligent alerts
  • Video share
     

It should be noted that the EU does not permit facial recognition and that the video library will still allow access to what is recorded after the subscription ends, but will not continue to provide the extended recording.

What does the monthly fee provide?

The six-dollar and twelve-dollar subscription fees expand upon what is already featured through Nest devices in the first place. These features provide convenience to surveillance while benefitting those that want additional security in the home or office. Such advantages features include:
 

  • Carbon and smoke detection
  • Continuous video history
  • Extended event history
  • Familiar facial recognition
  • Dog barking
  • Voice detection
     

It should be noted that each device (i.e. Nest speakers, video doorbell, security cameras, displays) offers different features by themselves and through the subscription. Those interested in Nest cameras should consider researching the specific product prior to purchase on the basis that it offers explicitly what they are looking for.

Do Nest cameras work without the subscription?

Yes, Nest cameras will work without the subscription and will feature reduced versions or base features with the device. Such features have been mentioned at the top of the page and will be mentioned again here:
 

  • Animal detection
  • Easy installation and installation
  • Mobile application
  • Motion alerts
  • Quality video feed
  • Two-way audio
  • Varying night vision quality
  • Wide angle lens
     

Like the paid subscriptions, those interested in purchasing Nest devices should do their due diligence and research the features on each device. Due to the different designs of each, not all features listed will be included in any one device.

How do I cancel my monthly or annual subscription?

Google has provided an easy process to activate, change, or deactivate your Google Nest account through their detailed article. Purchasers of Nest products through A1 Security Cameras can also activate a free trial through the link and also cancel it if it is not to their satisfaction. Keep in mind canceling a free or paid subscription removes added features at the end of that specific pay period.

Do Nest cameras record all the time?

Do Nest cameras record all the time?

When connected to a power source or featuring a battery, a Nest camera will produce a constant video feed that features a limited storage capacity depending on the subscription. Furthermore, Nest cameras do not necessarily record traditionally, but rather use event-based recording unless specified to do so otherwise. When turned off, the camera itself will not record data.

How long does a Nest camera battery last?

When a Nest camera features batteries, it can remain powered for a differing amount of time depending on how many videos are recorded per day. As the calculations go, four short clips recorded per day equals seven months of battery life, twelve videos per day equals three months, and twenty videos for a month and a half or ninety days. As seen, battery life deteriorates faster the more the camera records. However, such a weakness is neutralized with a transformer plugin or direct connection to power.

Can Nest cameras be hardwired?

Yes, any given Nest camera or product can be hard-wired directly or through a transformer into an outlet for a constant flow of power for consistent functionality.

Do Nest cameras use a lot of electricity?

Voltage requirements for a directly wired Nest doorbell are 16 to 24 volts AC. Nest cameras likewise may connect to a wall outlet and use around 100 to 240 volts typically through a 1.0A power cable.

Are Google Nest cameras good?

Google Nest cameras are convenient and exceedingly simple to install into a home or office. Compared to other security cameras, a Nest camera is extremely affordable in price and demands far less equipment to perform its functions at the base or at the most expensive subscription. These cameras need only a network connection and a direct link to a power source to provide many of the functions that traditional surveillance performance after an extensive setup and expensive acquisition. However, while it may be convenient and less expensive, Nest cameras are not durable nor as reliable as the alternative. It should also be noted that these cameras distinctly require the configuration of a password and username to be secure, similar to the setup around wireless or IP cameras.

Residents of Dallas Fort Worth can easily enjoy an enhanced security camera system by having A1 Security Cameras handle the installation process. Our professionals can provide you with a walkthrough of your home or business and provide an exact description of our unique installation process. For any more information about our Nest cameras or other products, our professionals are quite capable of providing such detail. For more information on each of our products, service, or what else we might be able to do for you, contact us today!

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Jan 30th 2022 Wayne Hahne

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