Certain Nest Cams will now notify you if you left the garage door open – TechToday

Google is currently testing several new (some might say overdue) Nest Cam features via its Public Preview program.

Starting from the top, the company is giving users the ability to create their own custom clips from a Nest Cam’s video history. This has been in the works for several years as Google first mentioned the update back in 2021 after the launch of the Nest Cam (battery). Now, Google Home on mobile has a tool that will let you cut out sections in a feed. You’ll pick out a start time and then choose the video’s “length from a set of options”. The camera history page is also getting a new event list and timeline views, highlighting the times the device detected motion. The redesign aims to make the clipping process easier to do.

There are some restrictions to using the cutout feature. Not only do you need to be a member of Public Preview, you must subscribe to Nest Aware Plus with 24/7 continuous video history enabled, and have a “compatible Nest Cam or Doorbell” model. The full list of supporting devices can be found on the announcement post, but just to name a few, they include the second-generation wired Nest Doorbell and the Nest Cam with Floodlight. 

Google Home's new clip tool

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