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Anyone got experience of Nest home security?

Hi all,

After a quarter of a century of MOD accommodation we're finally looking to buy our first place. It's a three story that has an accessible basement and obviously has access on the ground floor. The house is in an open location; neighbors close but not overlooking so no additional security benefits.

There are a host of monitored alarm systems on offer for where I am, but I'm on a budget and could do without having to have a pro-installed alarm system that charges extra for a monitoring service.

So I'm looking at Nest.

I wondered if anyone here had any exeperience and could offer a view on easy of installation and how it is to live with.

Thanks,

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Isn’t that why you pay insurance? Ask insurers if they give you a discount then that has to be a good place to start. If they don’t then they don’t think it is a risk reducer, so you can save your money for something better that will save you money.
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I have 3 nest cameras at home and one at work. they are great little things. but you pay a subscription per month and the video is stored on their servers. you then need to download clips if you need them.

police have already taken one of the clips from the camera at work.

they can be sensitive I was getting alerts while I was on holiday. the camera in the dining room was detecting a shadow moving outside the patio door. turned out it was the next door neighbour borrowing my hose but showed what it can do
   
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I'd be inclined to spend my money on improving physical security rather than cameras. You need to ask yourself what the cameras would achieve if someone broke in.
  
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I have a couple of Arlo cameras which seem pretty good.

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What happens with these if the internet is down, I would have thought a standard IP camera would be a better bet?
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The Arlo Q Plus will work if the internet is down, or even if your camera loses connection and the internet is up. It has local storage on a microSD card.

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Brian_DL13 wrote:
I'd be inclined to spend my money on improving physical security rather than cameras. You need to ask yourself what the cameras would achieve if someone broke in.


I never mentioned cameras Shocked

I was asking about the Nest alarm system vs provider installed monitored systems. I was actually looking for advice from those with experience of Nest, rather than the generalists view.

FYI, the internet based alarm systems (at least the ones I've been looking at) use SIM backups should the internet go down. The good ones also have a LAN with battery backup.

As for physical security, I think that's pretty well taken care of. It is the US after all... Thumbs Up
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Ah, sorry, misread you.

So the question then is, if there's a break-in when you're away (and assuming it's detected), who will respond and how ?
  
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pagoda wrote:

I was asking about the Nest alarm system vs provider installed monitored systems. I was actually looking for advice from those with experience of Nest, rather than the generalists view.



Pagoda - I don't think the "Nest Security" (alarm system) is available yet in the UK.

Currently just heating control, smoke alarms, cameras, door bell, and door lock from Yale. Thumbs Up
  
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BBDisco3 - ah. That makes perfect sense.

In the US, Nest offers a full, monitored (with cameras Shocked ) home security system. It includes motion sensors, door sensors, etc.

I've been doing more research and it seems that there are cheaper (and, it seems, better) competitors that offer things like glass breaking detectors on top. This company looks promising. I wonder how long it'll be before it's available in the UK. https://simplisafe.com
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I guess Nest will need to team up with a monitoring company in the UK before they can promote the alarm system here.

Seems the products are launched in USA before hitting the UK market. Thumbs Up
  
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