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Scheduling 2nd gen indoor nest cam

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I was able to turn in my old DropCam cameras for the newer Nest Cam 2nd Gen indoor camera. When I had my Dropcam I could schedule it to turn off at 8:00 and go back on at 11:00. It was a very nice feature for me. The new Nest Cam doesn't have this feature. 

Does anyone have a workaround to get something like this to work? 

I went into Routines and can't find an action  that will allow me to do anything with cameras. l would like to make  single camera go on and off at a specific time.

I would appreciate any suggestions.




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There is no workaround unfortunately, Google simply doesn't support that kind of feature anymore. They are security devices, so are designed to be always on. Nonetheless, I’d encourage you to also send this feedback directly to Google. You will not receive a response, unless Google need more details from you, however the team are still reading the feedback.

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Hi sjm1027,


We hear you. Our team is working hard to deliver the best experience for our users — we'll take this as feedback. Keep an eye on the Google Nest Community page for any updates. Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours if I won't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.


Check out this link on how to file feedback.

Thanks for your help, davidking.