The latest entries in security from Google’s Nest are a camera and doorbell that run solely on battery. The convenience that offers, namely the ability to put a camera or doorbell anywhere, can’t be overstated. Especially since the doorbell doesn’t even require a chime. At least, that’s the case if you happen to have any Nest speakers or hubs. But what do you do when you need to conserve energy to make your Nest Doorbell or Camera battery last longer?
Fortunately, Google does include several ways you can adjust settings and tweak controls to that end. And that’s exactly what this guide sets out to explain. So if you want to get the most out of your new Nest Camera (Battery) or Doorbell (Battery), read on.
You don’t need to use every setting in this guide but that will get you the most bang for your buck
Now, with recent news circulating, about Google’s Nest Doorbell (Battery) in particular, learning how to conserve battery is a must. For clarity, the doorbell simply doesn’t gain charge at all when the temperature drops below freezing. Specifically, for those with a power source such as a solar panel attached. And it won’t maintain its current charge either under those conditions.
Conversely, the cold also means that the battery drains faster. And that holds true for both the doorbell and the camera.
This guide will walk through some of the power-saving measures available for Google’s battery-powered Nest assortment in a bid to help extend longevity when it’s really needed. Such as under those conditions described above. But while all of the settings here will extend battery life, you don’t need to use them all.
Google does include one setting in particular that may be of interest to you if, for example, you don’t want to lower video quality. Or at least if you don’t want it lowered all of the time. But there’s a lot of customization to go through.
Having said that, let’s take a look at how you can conserve battery for your Nest Camera or Doorbell products.
Start with the basics to conserve your Nest camera or doorbell battery
The easiest way to save battery with your Nest gadget is to use the method Google has already built-in for that. So that’s the…