Dropcam and macOS = Nope.
I think it went like this:
- Dropcam started in 2009 and made a nice WiFi camera thing.
- Nest started in 2010, and acquired Dropcam in 2014
- Google acquired Nest also in 2014, so maybe those things happened at the same time?
Anyway, I happen to have a Dropcam camera, and now it’s a paperweight because:
- In order to manage it, you have to use the Nest app.
- The Nest app will not recognize the QR code on the back of the Dropcam.
- The Google Home app tells you to use Nest app.
- The Nest app tells you to connect over USB. I can do that, but the installer
Dropcam Setup (Macintosh).appwill not run on macOS as of (I think) Catalina.
So the only way to set it up anymore would be from a desktop computer running an older operating system than I have access to. So I literally have to give it to someone and make all these caveats clear, or just throw it away (i.e. take it to our E-Waste drop off).
I kinda get why Google has washed their hands of this since it’s a product two acquisitions deep, but it’s made for at least hundreds of unhappy people, me included.