Top critical review
Great product, annoying without the subscription (false alerts)!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2017
Great product, annoying without the subscription (false alerts). I really like the camera, easy to set up, good quality picture, mic and speaker add functionality too. App works well as I have a Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect smoke detectors too, so can see everything in one App. The problem is, I don't want 10 days cloud storage, therefore I don't pay the £8 per month / £80 per year subscription. That means you don't get the fancy algorithm processing for your video, so I constantly get false alerts! No pets, curtains closed, no movement at all and it goes off (presumably with a slight change in light through the curtains). I also have a Canary and I don't get any false alerts with that, but the Nest I basically ignore all notifications which defeats the purpose.
I understand the features of the Nest Aware subscription, but the camera is pretty useless without it, so you're forced to take it if you want the camera to be usable.