Tied to the recent thread about doorbell cameras… I recently bought a Nest learning thermostat “gen 3” whatever, and 2 wired cameras to watch the inside of the house while we’ve been away on a trip. Got them all installed & set up quickly with the Google Nest and Home apps. Great, the day after we left recently I checked them out.
That night (away night #2) there was a brief power outage. Since then, they have all shown “offline”. Despite
- the wifi (Google wifi pucks) automatically rebooting along with the cable internet
- my neighbor going into the house and validating all good with the wifi and the thermostat, reconnecting the Nest to the wifi network from the thermostat
- reinstalling the Nest app on my phone
- research and posts on reddit/google nest forums (no useful responses)
Until I get back there the cameras are bricks and I can’t confirm the temperature in the house remotely. This is over $400 of hardware made useless by what should be a designed recovery process.
First world problem, definitely.