77 thoughts on “How to set up and install Google Nest Cam Outdoor

  1. Can you bypass the "power adapter" and just plug the USB cord directly into an outlet equipped with USB charging?

  2. I just installed mine. Works well very simple to do and didnt have to drill a hole. I ran the cable behind my garage door weather strip. You can see my video on youtube too. Look for me ebpman and you will see the video install. It was a snap you will also see my video footage

  3. "secure the camera plug by adding a lock"

    uh…. what if burglar just unplugs the usb power adapter? and run away with it and sell it on craigslist?

    what an idiot…

    WTB: Stolen Nest Cam Outdoor for $100

  4. So, how does on prevent a burglar from simply stealing the camera itself? Or did I miss something? Magnet only, right?

  5. To the Zeppelin fan: thank you. What you say makes sense. I didn't know that they were only compatible to one system.

  6. I just wanted to let anyone in Canada know, I purchased this camera and installed it yesterday. In Canada (due to laws apparently) it's limited only to the 2.4Ghz network. At my house here in Mission BC, the router and camera are only 10 feet apart and where I initially installed the camera it was no more than 18 feet from my router with one exterior wall and one window to contend with. The camera would not connect. On my 5Ghz network I have 111Mbps where the camera is currently installed and 40Mbps where I would've liked to install the camera. I initially purchased this unit because of the great success I had with a Nest Cam (indoor?) but I'm definitely not happy with this camera's operation. I may re-purchase when these units are readily availble at Home Depot in the US but for now I definitely would not recommend anyone in Canada or Europe purchase this unit for outdoor use. My internet is provided by SHAW cable 150Mbpsdown and 15Mbps up. I have no connectivity issues on any other devices outside of my home when on my 5Ghz network. I would love some troubleshooting tips if anyone out there has suggestions! Thanks

  7. We don't have any convenient outdoor outlets near where our cameras will go, so unfortunately, we have to drill through the siding and into the house. The problem is, the way the camera cord is designed, there's no way to thread ONLY the wire through. You have to create AT LEAST a 3/4"+ big HOLE to get the adapter through! That is INSANE.

    I suppose we could CUT the wire and then resplice everything, but I'm assuming that would void any warranty.

  8. Wow – did they design this thing to be the most horrible looking outside mounting ever?

  9. The white camera stands out like sore thumb on my house. But then I found silicone skins which allow you to change the color of the Nest Cam Outdoor:


  10. Why is the outdoor version only available in white? It would stick out like a sore thumb on my house.

  11. The Nest Cameras are very nice, but the $100.00 dollar subscription for the first camera and $50.00 per additional camera per year to view 10-day recordings over their cloud storage is way too much in my opinion.

  12. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! What they are not telling you is that all these nice features are only available if you pay a MINIMUM of $100 per year for the first camera and $50 per year for secondary and tertiary cameras for the ability to store video on the Nest cloud for download. A 4 camera setup would cost you $250 a year after you've paid $696.00 if you purchased 2 two camera packages! After the free trial ends and you decide not to pay, your features drop down to only live viewing and random snapshots of motion that occur of people's backs or random movement of objects that can't be downloaded! Their ploy is that unsuspecting buyers won't bother taking down the cameras to return them after they have been installed but go ahead and pay the fee. If Nest would provide 24 to 48 hours of free cloud video storage as an option that would be more than enough time to download a video clip in the event its needed.

  13. Very easy to steal camera just cut cable and take camera not the best solution with mounting it the way you provide

  14. The hole you would have to drill if you wanted to run cable through a wall is HUGE! This seems like a really big design flaw. Why would you design such a big cable connector? This needs to be addressed and fixed because it's a deal breaker for a lot of people who want the most secure and clean installation.

  15. I'm subscribing because MY 'Nest Cam Outdoor' just came in and I look forward to installing this as soon as possible to keep an eye on my new Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE. ?
    I gave this video a Thumbs Down for being biased towards apple products (which I expected before it even started, but was still disappointed to not be wrong for once in these predictions). ?
    If my that piece of shit my Sister's dating gets anywhere NEAR my Car, he's going to get his first (and last) introduction to my Desert Eagle 50 AE.?

  16. all you have to do is find the cable to the camera and cut it…the power cable should be not exposed at all outside…should be drilled and ran to a power source inside. Assuming cable is not long enough

  17. The best way to hide it is in a plastic bird.

  18. Rubbish product – I had 2 cameras ripped off the wall with ease and the bad design of the product did not prevent it – DONT BUY IT!!! The service has been awful and not customer focused at all especially spending over £1,000 one would expect some service instead it has been arrogant and dismissive offering less than 6% discount – I would have expected more from a Google company and what on the surface looks like a quality product/company

  19. Wireless network connection for security cameras?? What happens when the criminals learn to use wireless jammers? All good security systems need to use hardwired connections! Also, annual fees are too expensive, need local control and data storage!

  20. Running that wire along the house looks like absolute shit. What lazy idiot would do that? Run the wire into your house directly behind the camera, christ.

  21. So if someone unplugs the power cable, the camera will stop working?

  22. Rip off because u cant local store data and ofc they charge u for cloud storage!

  23. I have mine installed indoors. It’s up against the window. No one can steal it or unplug it.

  24. If this camera connects to Wifi and I can have a hard drive available on the network why can't I just save videos on to the hard drive directly as the camera keeps recording. There's absolutely no reason for me to be forced to pay the monthly subscription fee to Nest Aware.

  25. I was told I didn't need to drill any holes, and what happens if the intruder pulls the wire/plug from the outlet?

  26. Don't buy it please doesn't record video only if you pay the subscription and doesn't work with google home.

  27. My truck was broken into the other night so I looked online for outdoor cameras and nest seemed to be the one that best works for me .. I’m still deciding on how much I’m gonna spend on the subscription but as of now I like what I see… I decided to put the camera on the second floor outside but near my window so I could run the wire through the side panel of my air conditioner, atleast for now .. or for the rest of summer .. the setup is easy and pretty clear ! I would definitely research and see what works for you and your home though !

  28. Don't buy a nest camera. It's a big glossy con. Mine stopped working. Nest blamed upload speed. We tried everything to get it working. They kept fobbing me off. Your camera will work for a while and then start cutting out. Nest want your subscription. Crap product. Don't buy!!!

  29. To everyone who is doing the what ifs the burglars do this to my out door camera.

    This is why you have the nest doorbell and the cameras inside. The outdoor cams are your first line of defense.

  30. do the nest camera has built-in battery and memory card to record even the burglars cut the electricity?

  31. Love being able to see my home while I'm not there>>>t.co/2388sifuC5   EASY to set up too!

  32. So basically someone can come and snatch the camera just by pulling it off the magnet? Can it be more secure?

  33. Just piling on, the 3/4 hole is HUGE! what were they thinking? I ended up routing my through my mail slot.

  34. Nest found a way to turn a $40 internet camera (that you can monitor for free), into a $200 device that cost $150 per year to monitor. Excellent business model, but too expensive for me. I picked up 4 high definition internet cameras yesterday for $100, and they work just fine.

  35. I understand that it's possible to lock an outdoor outlet, but why wouldn't someone just snip the cable if they wanted to power off the camera?

  36. These need to be wireless…. having to have it plugged in is a no-go! Way too many wires

  37. What if Burglar Bill comes with a baseball bat for extra protection, covers his face and beats he’ll out of the camera, I mean, install 7 to 10 feet so you can see faces clearly, do they really think they wont cover their face. I would want mine higher than 10 feet off the ground and the power cable even higher so they can’t cut the cable and the camera should have zoom capabilities

  38. why is it mounted onto a magnet. Surely you should be able to screw it directly to the wall. This thing is full of faults. You shouldn't be able to pull out the power cable. And before anybody says, "but they'll be caught on the camera", not if their face is covered. People are going to pinch these things just for the fun of it.

  39. with that wall mount I can see a lot of criminals with a wire cutter running around with nest cams 🙂

  40. Nah. I got my Blink XT installed without cables, batteries last 2 yrs. and no subscription

  41. Does Next let you store the footage into a DVR or computer? Cloud is pretty pricey

  42. Does anyone know how to reset them please let me know we just moved in and my landlord acquired use with one with the house but the previous people who lived here vanished and their account is still connected im in desprate need because we live in a not so good place at the moment if anyone can help ill be so thankful

  43. My Nest cameras were working perfectly until yesterday (8/25/19) when Google took them over deleted my account and now I have no live stream and no history. What gives Google? I worked with your Tech deport folks until I was so frustrated I gave up. My cameras are no longer recognized by my PC so I cannot add them back to my account.
    Why did you do this?

  44. Do not buy a nest camera!!! They do not respect you as a consumer. After purchasing this camera Google intruded into everyone's cameras without their permission and installed firmware that disabled the feature that allows you to turn off the status light when the camera was recording. This is very helpful if you are monitoring a child and you don't want the light shining on them or if you are just protecting your home, loved ones or property and using it for surveillance. Google wants intruders to be able to see that you are recording them, so they can go around your camera. Criminal rights are VERY important at Google.

    This is no longer the product I paid for.

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