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Does NestCam always need wifi

AH19
Community Member

Hello - does NestCam need to be located near Wifi or is this only essential for setup?

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David_K
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Yes, Nest Cams are designed to be always on and connected to Wi-Fi because they upload and securely save video in the cloud, where it's protected from theft and damage. For your camera to upload video to the cloud, it needs to be connected to Wi-Fi and the Nest service. Strictly speaking, Nest Cams can record and save events to their internal memory, but that is intended for when the Wi-Fi disconnects or there's a service issue. It is not intended or designed to be used like this permanently.

How Nest cameras store recorded video - Google Nest Help

Anonymous
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Yes they do. If they are battery cameras they will use obscene amounts of battery power searching for wifi if not left connected to the wifi permanently and i mean obscene amounts up to 5% of the battery power in a 24 hour period. 

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi AH19,

I just wanted to jump in real fast to see if you saw the replies here to your post and to see if you still needed some help on this or if you were able to get it sorted out. If you are still needing some help, just let us know and we'll be happy to continue helping.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi again AH19,

I just wanted to follow up once more to see if you were still needing some help here. If so, just let us know.

Thanks,
Jeff

zoeuvre
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,
 

We haven't heard any updates from you. I'll go ahead and lock this thread in 24 hours. If you happen to have the same concern feel free to reach us out here or start a new thread.
 

Thanks for your help, @David_K and Jeff. 

 

Best,

Zoe