Nest Cam review: a slightly pricey way to secure your home

The camera's best video monitoring tools, while useful, might be too costly for some

  • A new app will unify control of all three of Nest Labs’ products.

  • The Nest Cam lets you create activity zones, like the one pictured here, for detecting motion in specific areas. The camera, however, did not give alerts when mail was slid under the door.

  • The Nest mobile app, pictured Aug. 6, 2015, lets users view live video recorded with Nest Cam, and access other Nest products like its smoke detector and thermostat.

  • Nest's motion and sound sensing camera, pictured Aug. 5, 2015.

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