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Can I adjust when it records?

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I recently purchased the google nest doorbell camera and installed it on my apartment door.  I noticed one neighbour in particular looking at it and shaking his head and muttering.  Last night, a security taking a photo of my door.  Im wondering if this neighbour complained. 

My question is: is there a way to adjust WHEN my doorbell camera records? Like, can I adjust it to ONLY record video when someone stops in front of my door for 10 seconds or more?  This way, if a complaint were to be lodged against me, i could say that it only records people when they stop in front of my door for too long, and that if they are just passing, they wouldnt get recorded.


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Community Specialist

Hi there,


Thanks for reaching out. I'm afraid this feature is not available. The closest feature is changing the alerts you get from your Nest camera. You can check this article on Camera alerts to learn more.


We understand that these features will be helpful to you and we appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. I'll pass this along to the appropriate team. Let me know if I can assist with anything else, otherwise I’ll be locking this thread after 24 hours.