welcome to this installation guide for the nest cam outdoor which is a Wi-Fi security camera that has some major advantages over traditional AV systems as it streams the feed over the Internet you can view it wherever you have an internet connection whether that's in a browser or on your phone now so you don't have to check this feed all the time it monitors both the sound and visuals for you and will send you an alert when it detects that something untoward might be going on you can even talk back through a built-in speaker allowing you to warn off intruders or give instructions to a delivery person now this being an outdoor camera it can of course take all kinds of weather but Nest has also made the installation procedure simple and straightforward which is what I'll be covering in this video the first thing to do is check that the camera can stream the video feed reliably from your chosen mounting location this is very important as walls can disrupt Wi-Fi signals quite a bit and you need a good reliable connection for the best results now as the camera streams live feed 24/7 it needs a constant supply of power in the form of an outdoor power socket if you don't have one of these you could of course have one installed but it's also possible to route the cable indoors instead which I'll go into more detail about in just a minute Nest's design for its mounting bracket is really quite smart as it's magnetic and very tightly grips the back of the camera this also allows you to attach it to a metallic surface so if there was one near your chosen mounting location it would be as simple as well that for most of us though it'll be a case of mounting the bracket to the side of the house using the included screws and plugs if your house is brick like mine is the first thing to do is drill two holes using a five point five millimeter masonry bit using a drill that has a hammer mode we can now push the included plugs into these holes hammer them flush and then screw the metal part of the bracket tightly in place this can be followed up with the magnetic cup and then the camera itself easy with that done we can now use the included Y clips to neatly route the wire towards the power socket as the cable is split into two sections by an adapter which is of course weatherproof like the rest of the system we need to mount its bracket to the wall plug the camera into the adapter and then clip it in place it's worth noting that this power cable not only protects against theft as it basically locks the camera to a solid wall but it's also the reason why the camera can operate 24/7 something that can't be taken for granted with Wi-Fi cameras as some rely on batteries now it can be plugged into the power socket which can then be locked closed to prevent it from being tampered with and we're good to go but what if you don't have an outdoor socket and instead want to root it indoors while this isn't really recommended for the average consumer if you're handy at DIY this is a relatively simple process the first step is to get a piece of PVC pipe that the camera's power connector can fit through and then drill a hole for it through the wall in a suitable location if you do this you do of course need to make sure that there are no pipes inside the wall or electricity lines or anything that might cause problems if you drill into it once we're through we can push the pipe into the hole which gives us a nice smooth internal surface that won't damage the wire as it's threaded through to cap the pipe we can cut the edge off a pipe plug so that when it's in place the wire can exit cleanly the gap around the pipe can now be filled with some cork and once it's dried we can use some paint to blend it in after doing the same on the inside the adapter can again be mounted and then plugged in now it's worth noting that if you aren't up for doing this DIY fitting yourself nest does have a nest pro finder if you'd like to find a local professional to do it for you now on top of the features I mentioned earlier you can also rewind the video feed by up to three hours if you miss an alert a bit like a DVR with vents shown us thumbnails so you don't have to trawl through hours of footage manually these events can then be saved as video clips for future reference you can even see at night thanks to a ring of infrared LEDs that surround the lens now all this on its own makes for a very useful security system but the camera can also work with nest aware which is a subscription service from nest that adds several very useful features for additional security one of these features is the use of some advanced algorithms on their servers to process the video stream and give you only relevant alerts as it can distinguish the difference between movement from say your pet from the movement of a human intruder the biggest feature is that with Nesta where rather than storing just the last three hours the footage from the last 10 or 30 days depending on your subscription will be stored on their servers and with it being stored off-site it makes it impossible for an intruder to access and destroy so once they're caught on camera there is nothing they can do about it so overall this is a very well-thought-out security camera that offers full 1080p 24/7 live streaming with a nicely integrated alert and monitoring system all in a neat and tidy package you can find pricing and links in the description and they're also available in retail stores like John Lewis other than that I'm Matt and thank you very much for watching

Nest Cam Outdoor Installation Guide
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35 thoughts on “Nest Cam Outdoor Installation Guide

  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Yeah, my last outdoor camera had the cables cut by a neighbour who didn't like being recorded stealing the copper pipe from my hot water service. Bit stupid since I already had the footage saved, but go figure drug addict logic

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Finally a quality and to the point video on nest cam installation

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    So its magnetic. Hahah people will know its so east to steal those cameras

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    what size pvc piping did you use and what size drill bit did you use? i really want to install my nest to an indoor outlet. thank you great video. just wish you put the tools used

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    but can't people just steal your camera

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    4:30 Is that Matt entering the garden?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    AT ITS WORST RATHER / Rubbish product – I had 2 cameras ripped off the wall with ease and the bad design of the product did not prevent it – DONT BUY IT!!! The service has been awful and not customer focused at all especially spending over £1,000 one would expect some service instead it has been arrogant and dismissive offering less than 6% discount – I would have expected more from a Google company

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Great video. Thanks for the installation tips.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    How long is the delay of the camera?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    To dumb dumbs saying "it's too easy to see, steal" please think. You want these dbags to see the camera. A, you now have a video of the assholes. B, if they know they've been seen they're more likely to just leave. Better they steal or destroy the camera than the shit in your house morons.

    Secondly, drill a hole for the power cable, this isn't brain surgery. The camera can be placed high up, you know, higher than people can reach. YouTube is full of people who don't think before they comment

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    can you make a security cam or spy cam with a smartphone cam?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    I always enjoy your projects so a big thank you for all you do. I'd like to make a small suggestion. This only applies to horizontal run lines and lines running from higher to lower locations that may encounter water. When you are running any kind of line from outside to inside and mounting the line horizontal or from higher to lower locations you should make a "Dew Loop". This is a small dip or droop in the line before it goes through the wall. This will help insure that any water that accumulates on the line will go to the lowest point of the dip you created in the line and drip down from there. This will keep the water outside where it belongs. This is also something you should do when mounting any device outside that has a line connected to it. If you make a small dip or droop in the line leading to the device this should let any water buildup on the line accumulate and drip down before reaching your device. Happy Cabling…

    Straight line ——

    Dew Loop –__–

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    It should have a battery that lasts like 30mins in case power gets cut off.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    So you eat internet bandwidth all the time and get more ping.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    stream all your video across the internet for every hacker to access.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    What if the thief just shuts off your power panel?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    cabling 101, angle the pipe slightly upwards when drilling and enter the cable with a bend below the pipe. Without the drip-bend and the upward angle you will get leaks sooner or later esp on walls that catch the sun (uv might deteriorate the caulking), the rain (the cable will guide the water towards the seal) or both.

    love your channel 😉

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Couldn't someone who wanted to remain hidden just snip the cable? Boom! No more cameras???

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Well, DIY Perks have to show us that pretty useless infomercial to pocket a bit and be able to afford producing further real stuff… got it.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    What if WiFi link breaks?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Am i the only one who was expecting a camera camouflaged as a birdnest?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    If you have a wire coming to your house, why don't you use regular UTP cable for data and power? There's plenty of devices that can shot wifi down (or hack it) so you're going to have no footage of accident happening.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Great video. Can I ask what size drill you used. Plus, what type of pipe did you buy that had the right internal dimension. I tried 21.5mm drainage pipe and the Nest Cam cable would not fit through. Thanks.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    There is only obe problem: Is the Camera properly secured against hackers? As some security researcher monitored the traffic of his (50 euro, not a 150 pounds, but anyway) ip camera, he found it beeing integrated into some botnet in less than 100 seconds, and two days later it was part of the mirai botnet, one of the most powerful of its kind, that just managed to take down Amazon, the Playstation store and many other big sites/services of the internet at once.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    The hole you have to drill to run the cable into the home is HUGE! That's a really big design flaw!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Don't mind sponsored content at all.
    can you give us a heads up in the thumbnail or something just small like #ad
    don't have to lol

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! What he didn't tell you is that all these nice features are only available if you pay a MINIMUM of $100 per year for the first camera and $50 per year for secondary and tertiary cameras for the ability to store video on the Nest cloud for download. A 4 camera setup would cost you $250 a year! After the free trial ends and you decide not to pay, your features drop down to only live viewing and 3 hours of random snapshots of motion that occur of people's backs or random movement of objects that can't be downloaded! Their ploy is that unsuspecting buyers won't bother taking down the cameras to return them after they have been installed but go ahead and pay the fee. If Nest would provide 24 to 48 hours of free cloud video storage as an option that would be more than enough time to download a video clip in the event its needed.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Two things…

    1. Does the camera stream 24 x 7 to the cloud in order to process the videos or it is smarter than that (will only stream if motion is detected and not eat away your data caps);
    2. What happens when Google decides Nest should be gone?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    home security at it's finest

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    You make DIY look sexy.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    It's always funny to see CCTV startups tell tales about innovative features, that actually have been around for 10 years or more already. About that one i can say: no solid mount? short non-detachable cable? no local video streaming? no LAN and PoE? non-compatible with absolutely everything else? Dude, that's, like, 1000 steps back in CCTV… For £159 it's just blatant robbery. Oh, and their video archive service price is way much higher than HDD price. All together, you could buy 2 IP cams, DVR and HDD for that amount.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    If the cameras are wifi, that means batteries are powering them.
    If that is the case, well then you have periodical battery replacements, as well if you are in a cold climate in the winter that is going to kill the batteries quite quickly.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Is it possible to save the camera stream onto your own personal server?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    matt is a shapeshifter!!!! did anyone else notice his eyes glowing when he approached the camera??!!!! quick get some silver!! protect yourselves!!!!

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