Nest Cam Indoor
A slick offering that’s let down by its expensive subscription model
£159 FROM Nest, nest.com/uk FEATURES 130° panoramic lens, 1080p HD camera Ease of use
There is no drama with setting up the Nest Cam. Its small footprint means it can be placed anywhere, and the app is easy to navigate and use – some features require logging in through your web browser to operate, though.
The camera is Full HD (1080p), but doesn’t provide as wide an angle as the D-Link. You can at least set up your camera to monitor to a schedule or based on your location, but other features are locked into a pricey subscription.
Like D-Link, there’s no SmartThings or HomeKit support. There is a trigger-only IFTTT channel for running actions based on motion detection. The kit can be integrated with Wink, and used to control Philips Hue or LIFX bulbs.
This is the huge kicker – you can’t record (and therefore review) video unless you pay for Nest Aware, an expensive ongoing subscription that starts at £8 per month. Nest Aware provides extras such as motion detection zones, but we really feel these should be included as standard.