Nest Aware Now £40 / Year (£3.33 / Month) for 5 Days Cloud Recording @ Nest
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Nest Aware Now £40 / Year (£3.33 / Month) for 5 Days Cloud Recording @ Nest

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Found 28th FebEdited by:"Mav3000"
Nest have just introduced a new option to their Nest Aware cloud storage for their range of Nest Cameras. Previously £10 per month or £80 per year, Nest now offer 5 days of video storage plus the additional Nest Aware features (such as Activity Zones, Timelapse recording aned Person Alerts) for £4 per month, or £40 per year.

Other IP cameras offer Micro SD Storage, and some offer free cloud storage too, but for Nest Cameras, this is a good deal. If you have a Nest camera or are looking to buy (like I've recently done) then I hope this helps you out.
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Nest subscriptions are RIDICULOUSLY priced, and probably holding back the growth of the service. But let's hope this marks the start of a downward trend in price that stops the company from appearing as just after a short-term rip-off...
I think this will be because Google have taken back control. Expect to see them becoming more competitive. Especially with Amazon buying up Ring and Blink.
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Great! My free trial ends Friday and I wasn't going to pay £8 for it
£4 is... Better but still not great for a £130 cloud camera
Nest subscriptions are RIDICULOUSLY priced, and probably holding back the growth of the service. But let's hope this marks the start of a downward trend in price that stops the company from appearing as just after a short-term rip-off...
I think this will be because Google have taken back control. Expect to see them becoming more competitive. Especially with Amazon buying up Ring and Blink.
Thanks for this! My subscription was about to renew on the 6th @ £20 per month for my 4 cams, this will save me a nice little sum.
It’s a good start given how expensive the cameras are. The hardware is nicely made but not worth it. We had some Nest cameras but I returned them to John Lewis after finding out how much it would cost to run them (and I know there is a free tier but it’s so gimped you might as well not bother) but the worst part is Nest customer service contacted us to respond to our review and are brainwashed into arguing that it is good value...

To be honest the Nest cameras offer nothing the Yi cameras don’t, the Yi cameras are also half the price and have a usable free tier.
Cloud storage makes much more sense than SD.
DrBones7 h, 20 m ago

Nest subscriptions are RIDICULOUSLY priced, and probably holding back the …Nest subscriptions are RIDICULOUSLY priced, and probably holding back the growth of the service. But let's hope this marks the start of a downward trend in price that stops the company from appearing as just after a short-term rip-off...


I think you're right as I'd get a nest camera tomorrow if it wasn't the price. Instead I'm looking at DVR based systems.
trickytree19842 h, 15 m ago

I think this will be because Google have taken back control. Expect to see …I think this will be because Google have taken back control. Expect to see them becoming more competitive. Especially with Amazon buying up Ring and Blink.


Ring and Blink, I like the sound of that.
I had a blink. Stopped working after 2 weeks. Sent it back.
AgentDaleCooper1 h, 4 m ago

Cloud storage makes much more sense than SD.


Better still is Cloud+SD hybrid which is what Yi offers - then it’s stored locally and can be streamed back over the internet from your SD card. With Cloud alone if someone cuts your internet then Cloud is 100% useless.

I don’t think I will ever use Nest again because of their disgusting arrogance.
if you continue with the existing £10 subscription you can get an additional £5 subscription for one of your other devices free which is pretty cool
plewis008 m ago

Better still is Cloud+SD hybrid which is what Yi offers - then it’s stored …Better still is Cloud+SD hybrid which is what Yi offers - then it’s stored locally and can be streamed back over the internet from your SD card. With Cloud alone if someone cuts your internet then Cloud is 100% useless.I don’t think I will ever use Nest again because of their disgusting arrogance.



AgentDaleCooper1 h, 12 m ago

Cloud storage makes much more sense than SD.



I use ftp server for cloud and sd in (Chinese) camera for £0
Edited by: "dyczko" 1st Mar
SunTzu13 m ago

if you continue with the existing £10 subscription you can get an …if you continue with the existing £10 subscription you can get an additional £5 subscription for one of your other devices free which is pretty cool


With the new tier of £4 each additional subscription thereafter is also at a reduced rate just not 50%. For the US it's $50 per year then $30 so I'd guess for the UK it'd be £40 a year then £24 per subscription thereafter.
This is per camera? or per just using their cloud service?
EN1GMA1 m ago

This is per camera? or per just using their cloud service?


Yes, i'd like to know this too. If it's per-camera i'll get some Unifi ones instead as i've already got their networking kit.
Way overdue
plewis0031 m ago

Better still is Cloud+SD hybrid which is what Yi offers - then it’s stored …Better still is Cloud+SD hybrid which is what Yi offers - then it’s stored locally and can be streamed back over the internet from your SD card. With Cloud alone if someone cuts your internet then Cloud is 100% useless.I don’t think I will ever use Nest again because of their disgusting arrogance.



but burglars go straight for the dvr.....
Thanks for the Heat on this deal everybody. I lend whatever weight I can to Nest about their pricing and how I'd buy more if they charged less. I hope the news about Amazon is enough to help reduce prices further - especially on their doorbell and security system, which looks amazing, but not for £500 for the basic setup.
plewis001 h, 1 m ago

Better still is Cloud+SD hybrid which is what Yi offers - then it’s stored …Better still is Cloud+SD hybrid which is what Yi offers - then it’s stored locally and can be streamed back over the internet from your SD card. With Cloud alone if someone cuts your internet then Cloud is 100% useless.I don’t think I will ever use Nest again because of their disgusting arrogance.


Yeah there is that. Ive seen Meraki IP cameras and theirs were all in the cloud and very impressive. They recommended not to use SD cards in case the cameras get stolen - which makes sense
Thanks! Got a nest cam arriving today
AgentDaleCooper27 m ago

Yeah there is that. Ive seen Meraki IP cameras and theirs were all in the …Yeah there is that. Ive seen Meraki IP cameras and theirs were all in the cloud and very impressive. They recommended not to use SD cards in case the cameras get stolen - which makes sense


It still uploads the burst clip to the cloud and you can pay for subscription if you want longer storage.
dyczko1 h, 21 m ago

I use ftp server for cloud and sd in (Chinese) camera for £0


This is obviously not a mainstream solution for people who want a plug and play setup, even if someone does have the capability to make it work, it sounds like a right faff. It’s a bit like the idiots who come into the Mini SNES threads and go ‘oh yeah go and do it with a Raspberry Pi for a third the cost’, time is money and some people don’t have time to tinker.
The Yi pricing is not cheaper. Is it ?
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superdry1 h, 9 m ago

The Yi pricing is not cheaper. Is it ? [Image]


There is a free tier which isn’t gimped, it gives you about 7 days of 6 second burst clips. So yes, it is.

Nest gives you a free tier but it has no storage and is only good if you happen to be screen capping the live feed at the moment someone is snooping around near your house.
Only thing that makes me consider staying with nest over Yi is that I don't truly trust a chinese owned corporation with my data - whatever that data is

I've been waiting for the tplink kasa cam to come to the UK but it doesn't seem like they're bringing it. It would offer 3 days of what nest offers for 0/month

For now it looks like I'll have to pay the 4 per month on a month-to-month plan until something better shows up

Nest is really screwing their customer base and discouraging customers from buying more cameras (or even 1 camera)
plewis005 h, 28 m ago

It still uploads the burst clip to the cloud and you can pay for …It still uploads the burst clip to the cloud and you can pay for subscription if you want longer storage. This is obviously not a mainstream solution for people who want a plug and play setup, even if someone does have the capability to make it work, it sounds like a right faff. It’s a bit like the idiots who come into the Mini SNES threads and go ‘oh yeah go and do it with a Raspberry Pi for a third the cost’, time is money and some people don’t have time to tinker.


It’s up to you : you can do it or you can pay for it. If you’re idiot like me just to it. If not pay for it- but don’t complain. Your time your money- so you can spend more time with mini SNES.
dyczko23 m ago

It’s up to you : you can do it or you can pay for it. If you’re idiot like …It’s up to you : you can do it or you can pay for it. If you’re idiot like me just to it. If not pay for it- but don’t complain. Your time your money- so you can spend more time with mini SNES.


I did not mean you were an idiot or to cause offence (I mention the SNES as people always come on and use the Raspberry Pi as a fix for everything) - I mean there are two ways of doing something: like being a mechanic and servicing your own car or taking it to a dealer.

Respect for setting up your own FTP properly but it’s hardly a solution for the majority is it? So I mean it’s not as relevant saying it’s ‘free’ because the proviso is having the required skills, time and knowledge to do what you have done.
plewis005 m ago

I did not mean you were an idiot or to cause offence (I mention the SNES …I did not mean you were an idiot or to cause offence (I mention the SNES as people always come on and use the Raspberry Pi as a fix for everything) - I mean there are two ways of doing something: like being a mechanic and servicing your own car or taking it to a dealer.Respect for setting up your own FTP properly but it’s hardly a solution for the majority is it? So I mean it’s not as relevant saying it’s ‘free’ because the proviso is having the required skills, time and knowledge to do what you have done.


Thanks for clarification. I wrote about my solution to show that there is another possibility than “pay for cloud”.
dyczko34 m ago

Thanks for clarification. I wrote about my solution to show that there is …Thanks for clarification. I wrote about my solution to show that there is another possibility than “pay for cloud”.


Yes I totally agree. Though, I still feel a hybrid is best - maybe FTP + off-site mirror to Dropbox is the solution. I guess you don’t know til you actually have to use it!
plewis005 h, 25 m ago

Yes I totally agree. Though, I still feel a hybrid is best - maybe FTP + …Yes I totally agree. Though, I still feel a hybrid is best - maybe FTP + off-site mirror to Dropbox is the solution. I guess you don’t know til you actually have to use it!


Offsite backup - yes, agree
hitengohil4 h, 58 m ago

I've recently bought 2 cameras and started the 30 day free trial. Does …I've recently bought 2 cameras and started the 30 day free trial. Does anybody know exactly how much the new tier subscription will cost for both camera's? It's £4/mth for the first device, and "up to 50%" discount for the second - but it's not very clear on their website, and if this applies to monthly or annual subscriptions? Useful to know if someone has purchased for 2 cameras - thanks!


Phone, email, text, Google Duo, letter, carrier pigeon. Any one of these methods pointed in Nest's direction would surely work.

Wood for the trees.
Just dropped mine for £8 a month to the £3.33 a month subscription, well just paid £40 for the year. Makes it more palatable than £80 a year. Will admit the cost did seem a bit high but its been more reliable than any Chinese offering.

Its better than SD Storage as if its spotted it will just be destroyed or nicked. At least the Nest will record it till the final moment.
Edited by: "haberdabers" 20th Mar
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