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Turn on/off cameras in custom routines

Community Member

Hello everyone.

I recently purchased a nest cam (2nd generation). The quality of the materials and the image is good, but they don't work properly.

The cameras only work with home/away routines. In any other routine, the nest cameras do not appear.

My question is. If i'm at home the camera is turned off (home routine), but i want to turn on (automatically) when i go to sleep. Is there a way to automatically activate the camera when you go to sleep? With the good night routine it would be perfect.

Another option would be to call the home/away routines from another routine to switch on/off the camera, but that doesn't work either.

Thank you.


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi googuser1,

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.