I was one of the first Dropcam/Nest customers. I loved the Nest IQ indoor and outdoor which has stupidly been discontinued. I need serious security cameras...not some battery operated camera that you have to charge. Thats fine for baby monitoring and watching your pets from far. But I have real security issues. This is no joke. I will be phasing out my wonderful Nest Cams as I would never purchase the new Google cams. Also getting a hold of someone when you have an issue is now nonexistent. You dropped the ball Google.
There is a power cord you can purchase from the Google Store for permanent installations. I haven't bought the camera yet but that what I'm planning on using. Wesserstein also has a POE power adapter for the camera available.
I apologize for my late response and thank you for all of your patience while waiting for a reply. I can definitely understand how frustrating your situation must be, but I wanted to make sure that your issue was addressed.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.