If you have a Nest camera installed in your home, it’s natural to wonder how long the video footage is saved. The answer to this question depends on various factors such as the type of Nest camera you have and the subscription plan you’ve opted for. In this article, we’ll explore the different options available to you and help you understand how long your Nest camera saves video footage.
Type of Nest Camera
The type of Nest camera you have plays a crucial role in determining how long your video footage is saved. Currently, there are three types of Nest cameras available:
Nest Cam Indoor and Outdoor
If you have a Nest Cam Indoor or Outdoor, your camera will save video footage for up to 30 days. This means that any video captured by the camera will be available for playback for up to one month. After 30 days, the oldest footage will be automatically deleted to make room for new recordings.
If you have a Nest Hello doorbell camera, your video footage is stored differently than other cameras. The Nest Hello saves video footage continuously and streams it to the cloud when it detects motion or someone rings the doorbell. The footage is saved for up to 5 days with a standard subscription plan and up to 30 days with a Nest Aware subscription.
Nest Cam IQ
The Nest Cam IQ offers several advanced features such as facial recognition and person alerts. With these added features, however, comes a shorter storage time for video footage. The Nest Cam IQ saves video footage for up to 10 or 30 days depending on the subscription plan chosen.
Subscribing to a Nest Aware plan can extend the amount of time your camera saves video footage. There are two subscription plans available:
The Nest Aware plan offers continuous video recording, intelligent alerts, and 24/7 video history. With this plan, your Nest camera can save up to 30 days of video footage. This plan costs $6 per month for one camera and $12 per month for up to 10 cameras.
Nest Aware Plus
The Nest Aware Plus plan offers all the benefits of the standard Nest Aware plan, as well as 60 days of video history. This plan costs $12 per month for one camera and $24 per month for up to 10 cameras.
In conclusion, how long your Nest camera saves video footage depends on the type of camera you have and the subscription plan you’ve chosen. If you have a standard subscription with a Nest Cam Indoor or Outdoor, your footage will be saved for up to 30 days.
If you have a Nest Hello or Nest Cam IQ, your footage will be saved differently depending on the features offered by these models. By subscribing to a Nest Aware or Nest Aware Plus plan, you can extend the amount of time your camera saves video footage.