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Can I make a schedule for the new Nest Camera (floodlight) with the Home app?

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Original poster: Okky Okky 


Can I make a schedule for the new Nest Camera (floodlight) with the Home app?
I mean that the camera just sends notifications between 11pm and 7am.
In the helpcentrum it says that scheduling is just possible in the Nest app. But the new cameras don't work with the Nest app.

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Short answer: "Nope not yet." 

This is what I wanted the most! How can you start migrating products from Nest and leave out functionality that people use? Something like a schedule!! I have spoken with Google, and the only thing you can do is turn the camera off and on based on a Home/Away routine. So get this... If you are away, the camera comes on. If you are home, the camera is off, and while you are sleeping, someone breaks in, and there is no video! Who thinks of this stuff?!?!  The camera device itself does not show up as a "device" in Google Home app, only the floodlights do under your "Lights" section. Therefore, you cannot even add a Sunset/Sunrise or Timed routines for scheduling.

So, as of now, it is limited. I completely get what they are trying to do, and we are caught in this major migration of Nest products, but we'll just have to suffer through it. I just hope they don't abandon everything like they do with other products like their security system, etc.