So, I've been doing a bit of research on Wi-Fi connected security cameras and from what I read, either the Nest Outdoor or the Arlos are the way to go, the big difference being the Nest is always connected while the Netgear is battery-powered.
One of the benefits of Netgear is 7 days free cloud storage, wheras with the Nest, you have to pay $100/year for 10 days cloud storage or $300/year for 30 days of storage. The cost (generously) goes down to $50/year for each additional camera.
I was wondering, would it be possible to execute something automatically (a script, perhaps?) to run some screen recording software (the Xbox Game DVR, perhaps?) each day, screen capturing the feed of the Nest livestream, so you have a self-contained file for each day?
I figure if you save it all onto a large HDD, maybe a WD Purple (meant for media/security cam stuff?), you could easily get at least a week's worth of footage on there in its entirety, should you need it.
As you add more cameras to your house, it certainly becomes more cost effective, as you'd be paying $150/year for only two cameras, and $50 more for each additional camera.
The only hiccup I'm thinking of (besides doing it manually before I leave for work) is how to get the screen recording software going and maybe coming up with a file naming scheme (month/day/year), for easy searching.
Any people smarter than me out there with any ideas/suggestions on how to do this?
EDIT: Maybe this? http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/autoscreenrecorder_free.htm