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Nest Cam Indoor

Nest Cam Indoor
alaScore 91

521 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 reviews of Nest Cam Indoor. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nest Cam Indoor is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Nest Cam Indoor from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other products in the same category on

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by (

Nest Cam review: a slightly better Dropcam


The Nest Cam delivers crisp 1080p images to both the Nest app and the Nest website, making it easy to keep track of what's happening back at home. The updated hardware -- just a modest change from what used to be called the Dropcam -- now has a...

Expanded mounting options ; 1080p video ; Clearnight vision

Subscription-based; no option for saving locally ; Doesn't talk toother connected devicesin the home ; Scrubbing through video on the web is frustrating

If you're the owner of a Dropcam Pro, don't bother upgrading to the Nest Cam. Sure the camera is better, but it's only a slight improvement, and with access to Nest's more polished apps, the Dropcam Pro is still a solid camera. If you need to watch...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Nest Cam review: This Dropcam Pro successor delivers top-shelf security


While probably not worth the upgrade for Dropcam Pro owners, Nest's first security camera is great option for first-time home monitors.

Sleek, sturdy construction ; Accurate motion detection ; Easy-to-use app

Nest Aware subscription required to access most security features ; Sends alerts only once every 30 minutes ; Weak sound detection

Nest Cam doesn’t improve much on the Dropcam Pro, but it doesn’t need to. It’s an excellent camera if your serious about home security.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Cam Indoor


The Nest Cam Indoor is a dual-band Wi-Fi surveillance camera that offers crisp 1080p video, motion and sound detection, and integration with other Nest devices. It's a snap to install, but you have to pay to view recorded video.

Very easy setup. Sharp image detail. Excellent digital zoom. Works with other Nest devices.

Pricey cloud storage. Limited notification capabilities. Runs hot.

Conclusions The Nest Cam lets you keep an eye on your home when you're not there with highly detailed live and recorded 1080p video. Its push-to-talk feature lets you communicate with anyone within camera range via your smartphone or tablet, and it...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Cam


The Nest Cam is a dual-band Wi-Fi surveillance camera that offers crisp 1080p video, motion and sound detection, and integration with other Nest devices. It's a snap to install, but you have to pay to view recorded video.

Very easy setup. Sharp image detail. Excellent digital zoom. Works with other Nest devices

Pricey cloud storage. Limited notification capabilities. Runs hot

When we reviewed the original Dropcam Pro back in 2013 (before Nest acquired Dropcam), we were wowed by the surveillance camera's HD video quality, ease of use, and dual-band Wi-Fi capabilities. With the new Nest Cam ($199) you basically get more of...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

This security cam watches over things when you can't


Nest's $200 Dropcam Pro replacement is pretty awesome, but it doesn't offer enough extras to warrant an immediate upgrade.

Nest Cam's high-resolution video (1080p), magnetic base, pivoting stand and updated app make this DIY device an improvement over Dropcam Pro -- and many other DIY cameras.

Like Dropcam Pro, Nest Cam is still just a webcam at heart. While it does offer security features like opt-in motion and sound alerts, they aren't especially useful since you can only receive one notification every 30 minutes.

Given that Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro are pretty similar, it doesn't make a lot of sense for existing users to replace their Pro. But, budding DIYers searching for a high-res live streaming camera really can't beat Nest Cam.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

Nest Cam Indoor Review


Great for live viewing and high quality video, but little video history available without a subscription

Great video quality, smooth real time viewing, field leading monitoring services available

Very limited without a subscription

The Nest Cam Indoor is the best security camera for real time viewing. If you're willing to pay for a subscription it is also one of the best overall cameras, slightly behind the that offer advanced facial recognition.

Feb, 2017

TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by : John Carlsen (

Nest Cam Review


The Nest Cam Indoor is an exceptional security camera, especially in low-light environments. It has location detection and can integrate with a wide variety of smart home equipment, making it one of the most versatile security cameras in our review....

The security camera produces clear video, especially in rooms with low light levels.

The night vision video on this camera doesn't have the same quality as its daylight and low-light video.

Nest Cam Indoor has a mostly painless setup process, a helpful mobile app and a reliable Wi-Fi connection. Its nighttime video isn't quite as good as that of other security cameras, but it has excellent daytime video quality.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Snell (

The Best Wireless IP Camera


After 20 hours of research and testing with seven models, we decided the Nest Cam is the best wireless IP camera for most people. The Nest Cam provides a high-definition video stream with a wider field of view than most competitors. It offers crisp and...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (

Review: Nest Cam watches over your home so you don’t have to


Quality is good and it plays well with other Nests, but subscription costs add up.

1080p video is a slight but welcome upgrade from Dropcam's 720p video ; The device is small and sleek, capable of hiding in the most discreet corners of your home ; Nest Cam acts as a pseudo-hub for other smart home products through Nest Weave

Two of the most useful features, activity zones and clips, are only available with a Nest Aware subscription ; Nest Aware costs add up over time and as more Cams are added to the home ; Motion and sound notifications only come every 30 minutes ; No...

If you want to look back on past video, you'll have to pay for it: Nest Aware is the subscription service offered for Nest Cam that makes this happen. For $10 per month (or $100 a year) you can access up to 10 days of past video, and you can bump that...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Nest Cam


Whether you want to keep an eye on your newborn baby, spy on your pets or help keep your home secure, the Nest Cam aims to be the answer. Launched after Nest's acquisition of Dropcam, Nest Cam is a 1080p home monitor that hooks deeply into Nest's smart...

Easy to setup and use ; Excellent image quality in day and night ; Reliable motion detection ; Integration with other Nest products

No ‘Auto Away’ without a thermostat ; Expensive subscription plans ; Needs decent internet connection

A slick, competent home monitoring system, albeit that won’t suit every individual’s needs.

Sep, 2015