Yes. You control Nest cameras with Alexa. You can check this link for more details: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9325080
Nest Cam Outdoor power cable has a total length of 25 ft (7.5m). It includes a 10 ft (3m) captive cable that plugs into an outdoor power adapter with a 15 ft (4.5m) power cord.
Yes. You can buy the 2-pack Nest Cam Outdoor and set up 1 Nest camera each, for your house and cabin. They don't need to be on the same Wi-Fi connection to work, but both Nest cameras will need a Wi-Fi network with Internet connection. For more information on how to set up Nest Cam Outdoor, click here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9228553
Nest Cam Outdoor doesn't come with a monthly charge, but we offer the Nest Aware subscription that provides more advanced features for your Nest camera. Using Nest's advanced algorithm, you get more intelligent alerts including 30 days of event video history, sound detection (US only), and emergency calling (US only) all for a fixed price. Although you won't be able to save any video recordings on your phone, an active Nest Aware subscription will let you save these recordings onto Nest's cloud storage. If you'd like to learn more about Nest Aware subscription, please take a look at this support article: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9546397
These cameras work on a wireless network. When you mention that your new home is pre-wired, it is not clear if you are talking about ethernet or for power. The cord that is provided with each camera and plugs into it needs to be able to be plugged into a regular 120V outlet. An ethernet connection would not be used in the location that a camera would be placed.
The Nest camera operates continuously and uploads the video stream to the cloud. You can replay the continuous video whenever you want. How long it remains in the cloud depends on if you have a Nest subscription. Additionally, the camera detects motion and sends text or email alerts. You can also save video clips in the cloud, such as video of a suspicious person or intruder, and then email the clips to police for example.
Yes you can. You will create a Nest/Google account. In the Nest ap or on online, you can set up activity zones. You basically sketch an area in the camera view to create a zone. You can then either use the entire view, create a zone, or multiple zones within the camera view. You would then set up your notifications for email or the ap based on either All Activity or People by zone, and for Sound (person talking, dog barking, or all other sounds).
They will not blow off. We used the small wall plate that the magnet attaches to. The camera then attaches magnetically to it, which allows you to rotate the camera to get the correct angle once you have it up. The magnet is very strong, and we have never had an issue with ours. One of ours is exposed to a lot of wind, and we have not had any issues.
During the day, it can if the vehicle is close enough. At night, no, due to the illumination and likely glare from headlights.
It's really not appropriate for indoor. The mount assumes a wall, the IR emitters are very strong, and you're paying a lot for capabilities you won't use. But as far as recording features, it's the same.