Using a Nest Cam Through a Window

A Nest Cam is not made to be used outdoors, yet a lot of people buy one to monitor the action outside their home.  Most will find quickly enough that using the typical settings aren’t likely to work out too well, especially at night.  Let’s look at what you need to know to use your Nest Cam through a window. By the way, this article applies to a good old DropCam Pro or DropCam as well.  When Nest purchased DropCam, they renamed the product line.  The Nest Cam is the third generation of DropCam.  The same smartphone and web apps … Read more

How to Hide a Nest Cam Home Security Camera

There are a lot of reasons to hide a Nest Cam.  Most notable is that you don’t want an intruder to see it.  If a bad guy sees the camera, and knows he’s on it, there is a good chance it will get broken or stolen.  Hopefully, if this happens, you subscribed to the cloud plans offered by Nest so you can at least get a good idea of what the person looks like. Fortunately, there are some good methods to hide a Nest Cam and we will cover them in this article.  Most of the methods apply to the … Read more

Nest Cam Home Security Camera Review

All hail the Nest Cam.  Made by Nest, this is an upgrade to the highly successful DropCam Pro.  Nest purchased DropCam for a whopping $555 million and this is the result of that marriage.  While I’m not sitting in the development room, it looks as though this camera shares a lot of similarity to the DropCam Pro which we reviewed here so I’m guessing this was already in the works when they were purchased. There are several nice improvements with this camera.  The 1080p full HD video is the most important part of the upgrade.  I like the direction they took with … Read more

The Best Place to Put a Nest Cam and How to Put it There

In addition to all the hardware improvements that came with the Nest Cam, a new mount was introduced.  Proper use of the mount and positioning of the Nest Cam will make a significant difference in video quality and usefulness of the camera.  This article will show you how to select the best place to put a Nest Cam and how to put it there.  Although this article is written with Nest Cam in mind, the concepts presented can apply to many other cameras, especially the predecessor of Nest Cam which is called the DropCam Pro. Your Nest Cam came with a … Read more

Wasserstein Nest Cam AC Outlet Mount Review

Today, we got a chance to review something a little different.  A way to hang your Nest Cam from an AC outlet. The Wasserstein Nest Cam AC Outlet Mount is an accessory that does exactly that. Sounds strange right?  Once you get it out of the box and try it, you will find it’s not really that strange, and in fact makes good sense.  Especially if you have an AC outlet that’s about 4 feet off the floor, such as above a kitchen counter. We have a photo of an empty Wasserstein Nest Cam AC Outlet Mount with this article so that you could see … Read more

How to Make a Nest Cam Public

Most Nest Cam owners use their home security camera in private mode for personal viewing.  However, some like to have their Nest Cam for all to see.  So today, we discuss how to make a Nest Cam public.  In other words, anybody can see it. Making a Nest Cam public isn’t difficult to do.  However, be aware that public means public.  Anybody and anytime will be able to see the action.  We have seen some interesting public cameras and are a bit stumped on the logic of the owners for making their Nest Cam public.  More than one person has … Read more