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How to Monitor a Home with a Smart Phone

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor shows general contractor Tom Silva a new home monitoring device that works with a smart phone.


  1. Mount the bracket that comes with the camera to the desired location, using the screws provided.
  2. Stick the magnets together and angle the camera to the desired position.
  3. Plug the camera into a power source.
  4. Use the Nest app to set up the camera and monitor the feed.
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Kevin demonstrated the Nest Cam Outdoor which is available at The Home Depot.