If you only want a small section of your Nest Cam’s field of view to be subject to motion alerts, you create “activity zones.” That way, you’ll only receive notifications when motion has been detected only in a certain area—like your driveway, for instance.
Depending on where you have your Nest Cam set up, you might receive more notifications than you really need. However, you can customize your Nest Cam notifications so that you only the receive the ones that you truly care about at times when you need them.
If you have Nest Aware set up on your Nest Cam, it can record video around the clock. However, this can quickly use up your bandwidth and data, so if you don’t need it recording at all hours, here’s how to automatically turn the Nest Cam on and off based on your location (using Home/Away Assist) or on a strict schedule.
By default, the Nest Cam has a status light on the front that’s fairly subtle, but can still be distracting depending on how you use the camera. Here’s how to turn it off.
Lots of burglars come out at night, which means night vision can be a great feature for your security camera. But if it’s not really something you’ll need, you can easily turn it off on the Nest Cam.