Learn about the benefits of Nest Cam's plug-in power and 24/7 continuous recording

With Google Nest Aware, your camera is constantly streaming video and saving the footage to your account in the Nest app. When something happens, your camera captures the entire event from start to finish.

24/7 cloud recording is one of the features you get when you subscribe to Nest Aware. If you don’t have a Nest Aware subscription, you won’t have any recorded video, but you can see snapshots of activities that happened in the past 3 hours. Adding a Nest Aware subscription lets you review everything that happened in front of your camera when it was on — your full continuous video history.

Continuous power means you won’t miss anything

We designed Google Nest Cam to plug into a standard indoor or outdoor power outlet so it can stream and record video continuously. Other battery-powered cameras can’t do this because they’re asleep most of the time. To preserve battery life, they only turn on when they sense motion. That delay means important footage might not get recorded. Pick the wrong motion sensitivity setting, and it might not record what you want at all.

Not Nest Cam. Whenever it’s on and connected to Nest servers, it’s recording. You don’t have to worry about your camera turning on too late to catch the beginning of an event, or turning off when it thinks the event is over. With Nest Aware, you can go back and see the whole story, and everything that happened before and after.

Nest Cam’s cloud-based algorithms will do the work for you: when something important happens, you can get an alert. If you’re using an Android or iOS X phone, there will be a thumbnail of the activity to help you decide whether you want to watch the video.

With Nest Aware, you’ll know when your camera saw a person

As a subscriber to Nest Aware, you’ll get a special alert when your
camera thinks it has spotted a person, and on Android and iOS X
phones the alert includes a cropped close-up of the person.
Simply tap the alert to go to the Nest app to review what the person
was doing. And if you want to know what happened before
they showed up, or what happened after they left, it’s easy to jump to any point in your video history and start watching.

Nest Cam makes it easy to find the footage that matters

When you subscribe to Nest Aware, your camera’s video history is 
one continuous timeline that you can swipe through. Even if you had
alerts turned off, it’s easy to see exactly when something happened,
and quickly find any activities you missed. Swipe through
thumbnails showing each event, and tap the thumbnail to watch the footage.

Nest Cam timeline

Capture memories and share clips

With Nest Aware, you can place your camera in a spot with a lot of day-to-day family activity, and have it capture unexpected moments like a child’s first steps, or your dog doing a backflip. You can download video clips of any footage you want to keep and share. You can also create a timelapse that compresses an entire day into a few minutes, which is not possible with battery-powered cameras that are turned off most of the time.

You can turn off recording whenever you want

If you don’t want your camera to record video all the time, you don’t have to. With Home/Away Assist, you can have your Nest Cam detect your phone’s location and automatically turn off when you come home. Or, you can set a daily schedule if you want it to turn on and off at specific times. You can always turn it off manually too. When it’s off, it won’t be recording, so you’ll see a gap in your video history.

Subscribe to Nest Aware

In order to get 24/7 continuous video recording, you’ll need to purchase a Nest Aware subscription. To learn more, visit the following pages on our site.

How much Nest Aware costs >

How to purchase a Nest Aware subscription >

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