The Nest Cam (wired), Nest Cam (battery), Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd gen), and Nest Doorbell (battery) have enough internal memory to store up to 1 hour of recorded events when they're offline. Higher video quality settings and more activity will shorten the amount of time it takes to fill up the internal memory.
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Many thanks. I should have studied the documentation closer.
However, that leaves the question hanging as to why, without a subscription, the data is inaccessible to the user after three hours when it could clearly still be made available locally ?
Pray tell, one would assume the scenario where a local recording was unable to be upload for e.g. a fifty hour period, only for it to be immediately deleted upon upload ?
Looking at the unpaid service from a consumer's point of view they would surely expect to be able to retrieve the local content that was recoded on their private premises, with a product purchased with their own funds. However, once that data is in the hands of a third party, on their servers, it then at the mercy of the subscription package terms and conditions.
Surely Google is being a little stingy, here ?
I do not see a conflict of interest for Google if they were to allow locally stored clips to be accessed as this local relationship is outside of their reach.
Google and the user only ever need each other when remotely accessing the device, which then would be a different relationship.
Google is effectively restricting their users to accessing their own data. I didn't realise that before I purchased this device.
My response was to thank our product expert; davidking for helping on this thread. As a Community specialist, it is my duty to moderate the forums. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to provide your feedback in the app.
What you're doing will ultimately get you fired. It happened already and there will be more jobs to go.
Bulking out a thread with meaningless contributions to the subject matter is just no longer affordable.
I do not want to read any more back-slapping manufactured congratulatory posts, I am not here for that.
I only want a direct response to my query, nothing more and nothing less.