Nestcam - Turn Nestcam(s) on/off when leaving/arriving home

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Turn off/on Nestcams like controlling Nest thermastat, so the Nestcam will turn on and off automatically when leaving home and arriving home.
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Hey Terry,

Thanks for sharing the idea! I was hoping we could make this happen with IFTTT, but doesn't look like Nest Cam is compatible with Automatic. 

Might be worth shooting a note to Nest as well :)
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Thanks for trying. I will follow up with Nest (now Google or should I say Alphabet)
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Nest's own app use to provide that functionality in the dropcam app, until Google took over the app and removed that function.
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Try using an app by the name of Skylark. It should do what you are looking for. We use it for this purpose, and it's been great.
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will try that app...thanks for the suggestion.
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Misread this initially, thought it was a nest thermostat.

So, I solved this problem, by connecting my cam through a Wemo Switch, this allowed me to create IFTTT recipes to turn the cam on/off when I left/arrived, by simply turning the wemo switch on/off.
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Mark, just saw your reply.. Will try your suggestion. The other suggestion to use Skylark did not work. Your suggestion seems like a great solution. Thanks for supplying the IFTTT recipe.
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Please let us know if this works for you, and thanks for sharing Mark!
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I thought I had already responded.

I already have Wemo items, and was considering a Wemo light switch. Just before i ordered a light switch... Nest sent a update that provided exactly what i needed. So i never went anyfuther down the path of using Wemo and IFTTT.

NEST's update turns on the camera when you leave home and back off when you return home. I came back here aftr i tried the update gor a few weeks. It ran flawlessly.
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