There's a retracting shield which covers the camera when not in use.You have to take apart the case (7 screws, two under rubber feet, snaps apart), move the shield manually, and unplug its motor so it doesn't slide back.
Or get a android TV stick which the webcam will work with (trial and error).Nest these days—including the recent departure of its founder, Tony Fadell—overshadows some genuinely great products like the Nest Cam, which just leveled up with a new, outdoor-friendly rig.In many ways, Nest Cam Outdoor is identical to the original Nest Cam (itself essentially a rebranded Dropcam). It’s among the more capable home security cameras, with 1080p video quality, 130-degree wide-angle lens, and a two-way speaker so you can chat with interlopers.What is the best way to do this without dedicating an entire computer? I presume you are using a USB webcam, so that won't work, you need a camera with a video output not USB, otherwise you'll need some sort of device (computer/tablet) to convert from USB to video (HDMI, composite etc).I thought I could plug a regular USB webcam into the USB port of the LCD, but my initial research tells me that that won't work, since the USB port is usually just for accessing media (photos/videos). Or get a android TV stick which the webcam will work with (trial and error).I just tried plugging the HDMI straight into my TV and it works (even the microphone works if you wanted sound). So-so in low light (I'm seeing some motion blurring).