Mix in the fact that I personally have a house full of pets, and live in a noisy development, the motion detection feature would wake up the camera too often for it to be useful in detecting threats, at least in my personal environment.
The motion detection caught all the movement in the videos above, for example.
Nest would likely go along for the ride, although technically it’s now its own company under Alphabet and not necessarily tied to everything Google does.
It’s not that there is something key to the experience that Home Kit would add to Nest Cam on its own, but the decision to leave it out will definitely be a major consideration for consumers that are heavy Apple device users, and for those that plan on using Home Kit as the central location for controlling home automation products.
Clips can be an hour in length, and you can store up to 3 hours of clips, otherwise they’ll get turned into time-lapse videos.
It doesn’t do as great of a job at filtering out background noise as Nest’s marketing claims.
Download the app, connect to your Wi-Fi network, and a few minutes later your cam is connected and ready to live stream and record.
But that also means you can expect a few hiccups or necessary restarts if your network happens to not be playing nice at the moment.
On mobile you can’t record or share a clip and navigating the timeline for recorded footage is clunky at best, making it difficult to pinpoint a specific moment when browsing over a long period of recorded video.
It’s better with the web app on desktop where you can quickly and easily make clips for sharing purposes, but I still found the UI for navigating the timeline a bit cumbersome.