Right before the end of the year, I wrote about my updated approach to recording Nest video streams without having to worry about the Nest Aware subscription by reading from the video stream directly with the help of a .NET-based application I wrote, called FoggyCam.
Back in 2010, Nikon built a nice 14.2MP entry-level DSLR camera - the D3100, which I was using for some time now. It's a nice camera, and for 99.9% of cases it works perfectly well. It takes nice shots, supports interchangeable lenses, can film decent quality (by that I mean 1080p) video, and has some extensibility points.
This weekend I’ve spent some time to rework foggycam, the open-source tool to record Nest camera footage locally and to the cloud.
Last weekend I hacked together a solution that allows Nest stream capture locally. This weekend I got a chance to improve it a bit and make the entire solution cloud-ready.
We really love the Nest Cam in our apartment. I was recently investigating how the Nest cam works from the inside, as I thought I could access the stream directly. The short answer - you can't, because the stream is behind DRM protection.