How to Watch Nest Cam on a TV Screen

Always looking to do new stuff with a Nest Cam, I thought it would be fun to watch a Nest Cam on a TV screen.  Thinking about it, it’s not such a strange idea.  Watching video streams on a smartphone, especially for extended periods of time can get cumbersome. Watching a Nest Cam on a TV also begins to approach the functionality found on dedicated security cameras.  You can technically keep it going all day.  Just be mindful of bandwidth consumption.  Reading more and more lately about ISP bandwidth restrictions so don’t exceed the cap if you have one. So … Read more

Nest Cam IQ: A Step Forward in Smart Cameras

Lots of hype around Nest’s latest invention had us awaiting the availability date with bated breath.  The Nest Cam IQ is finally here.  Was it worth the wait?  Maybe. Nest is Google’s flagship home automation brand.  They make lots of devices but to us, we know them as the premier home security camera company.  Their quality is normally among the best available.  Software is easy to use.  Other camera companies often follow Nest’s innovation. Of course, this all comes at a higher cost.  So, let’s dig into the details with our hands on review of the Nest Cam IQ. Software … Read more

How to Fix Nest Cam IQ Facial Recognition of TV Pesonalities

Look!  Doctor Oz is in my living room.  At least that what my Nest Cam IQ facial recognition is telling me.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Doctor Oz.  But why is he in my living room?  We like the Nest Cam IQ a lot.  However, this issue is definitely a concern. The attached photo is what I received in email.  This is what the Nest Cam IQ facial recognition feature sent me.  Turns out that leaving the TV on while the Nest Cam IQ facial recognition is active can be problematic.  The camera actually thinks it’s a real … Read more

Home Security Cameras for Watching a Pet

Woof.  I know of a family that has seven cats and two dogs.  They were perplexed as to which pet was leaving his mark daily in the living room.  And the dining room.  And the kitchen.  Well, you get the story.  One of their four legged buddies was causing a problem while they were out making dog and cat food money. Since we’re a home security camera review site, let’s say we have cameras laying around in a closet.  So donating a home security camera for pet surveillance wasn’t a problem.  They gladly took us up on the offer to become … Read more