Home security can be complicated, expensive and require a lot of components like the cameras, monitors, wires and unreliable DVRs can could need constant checking to go through the footage to see of there is anything is going on at a given point of time. Well yes, there are a lot of replacement devices in the market which is way simple to use and get used to. Nest security camera is one such product which is majorly a replacement to your typical drop cam. At first glance, there isn’t a lot different visually when compared to the drop cam. It has a black finish, and the camera can be removed from the body, etc. But there are a lot of other tweaks that makes it more appealing.
Few things to note here is that it has a magnetic base and a rotating stand which makes it easier to face it the way you want it to. This camera also tops at 1080p which will give you more clearer images and visuals of whats going around. But when you compare the nest cam with the drop cam pro’s image quality, there is not much of a difference. Hence if you own the drop cam, then this alone should not be the reason for the upgrade here. But on the other hand, if you are getting into the security cam, webcam things for the first time, then these are really good. Also, setting this thins is also really really simple. It has a small QR code on the back which you have to scan. And then enter Wi-Fi and other details and you are done. But the thing which is really great is that Nest also announced the app for the cam.
With his app, you can consolidate you nest thermostat old drop cam pro and your new nest cam all into one place so that you can access. However, a thing which might annoy a lot of people about this camera is that it isn’t really a security camera. Do make note that it does issues motion and sound alerts but you get only one motion or sound alert every 30 minutes. So in the meanwhile, if someone breaks in and gets out with what he/she wants within 10-15 minutes, you will be completely in the blind. So you literally have to be watching the live stream and the activity log to see what is going on. So if this is not limited as far as security capabilities go, then i don’t think what could be worse than this.
And hence, if you are looking for something like a real security camera that provides robust features like a siren, arm and disarms functions and that kind of stuff, then this one really isn’t the camera for you. And if you already own a drop cam then it probably not the time yet to get rid of it for something like this, which is highly inefficient in terms of security.