One camera is great if you want to keep an eye on a particular spot, but multiple cameras can help you look after your whole home. Google Nest Cam multi-packs bundle multiple cameras at a discounted price.
Where to buy a Nest Cam multi-pack
Recommended home internet speed for Nest Cam multi-packs
Nest Cam is designed to give you different video quality options for streaming video without overloading your internet connection. Even so, each camera can use a lot of bandwidth if you choose a higher video quality setting.
Here are some recommendations:
- For two or three cameras, we recommend that your internet connection has an upload speed of 5Mbps or more. go to the following article for details about how much bandwidth each camera might use and the amount of total data it might consume over a month.
Learn about Nest Cam's internet bandwidth use
- We also recommend a cable modem connection. DSL modems that connect over phone lines may not have enough bandwidth for multiple cameras.
- All Nest Cam models have a video quality setting. When you change the setting to a higher quality, it requires more bandwidth. If your internet connection can’t keep up, one or more of your cameras may go offline or you may see an error in the Nest app. If this happens, set your “most important” camera higher and your other cameras lower.
Change your camera’s video quality setting
Tips for setting up a Nest cam multi-pack
Having multiple cameras in a home is a little different than having just one. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- If you purchase your multi-pack from the Google Store, it’s easy to add Nest Aware subscriptions for all your cameras at the same time. If you don’t add subscriptions then, you can always add them later.
What you get with a Nest Aware subscription
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- Set up all of your cameras at the same time so you can test their video streams. If you have a slow internet connection, you can lower the Quality and bandwidth setting on one or all of your cameras to accommodate the new traffic on your network.
- If you mount your cameras outside, set them up with the Nest app and then take each one to the spot where you want to install it to make sure it can still get a good connection to your Wi-Fi router. Otherwise, the video may skip or get stuck while you watch or the cameras may disconnect.
For general setup tips, go to the following articles: