Try THIS Tuesday: Lina Likes to Keep an Eye on Her Nest
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Note from Collin:
Do you have a product you love? We definitely have many favorite products here on the Hip2Save Team, and thought it would be FUN to share some of them with you! I personally love product recommendations and I’ve also had a few requests from readers, so I have asked each member of the team to think of products they love (cosmetics, kitchen gadgets etc.) and to write up a post that will be shared here every Tuesday. Lina, my sidekick, is sharing one of her favorites…
Hi all! It’s Lina here, one of Collin’s sidekicks!
Ever wanted to keep an eye on your home while away?
My husband and I recently installed a weatherproof Nest Outdoor Security Camera that lets us keep an eye on our entryway and driveway with live streaming video and alerts to our phones when activity is detected and when a person is at the door.
The camera was relatively easy to install by plugging into an outlet outside and then mounting the base above the entry. It then connects magnetically to the base and can point to a specific direction. (We actually went a step further and drilled a hole in the wall to direct wire the cord, but that’s definitely an optional step.) It was also easy to connect to our WiFi and install the Nest app. (The whole process took a couple hours and was mostly us deciding where to mount it.)
I have to say that I LOVE being able to see what’s going on in front of my house!
It’s perfect for letting me see when a package is delivered, or why the dog is barking when I’m upstairs, and also to re-assure me when the kids get off the school bus. It’s great to feel in the know about what’s happening at home – and I may be a little obsessed about checking it. 😉
I actually became interested in the Nest Outdoor Security Camera from my neighborhood watch online group after reading about the increasing amount of package theft and car theft in my area, and since we also have Nest Learning Thermostats I can control both products from the same app.
There’s even a Talk & Listen feature that lets us directly speak to folks outside.
The doorbell makes my dog go crazy so it’s nice to say to someone “Hold on a moment!” or “We can’t play right now.” to neighborhood kids without opening the door or even being home.
Overall, the quality of the image is good and it does exactly what I was looking for!
Note: If you want to store footage long term with cloud recording there is a monthly subscription fee to Nest Aware starting at $10/mo.
Note from Lina:
This is just an honest post that was not sponsored by the manufacturer. I just really like using this product & wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!
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