Your idea how to power this Google Nest Hub

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Acquired a Google Nest hub and looking to make it look cleaner than just placing it on a desk or table.

I want to primarily use it to control thermostat on the 1st floor as my main one is downstairs and also to view my CCTV on the outside of my house.

I want put it into my wall if possible and use one of these brackets.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mount-Geni...07ZP8GW16/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

As you can see its quite recessed into the wall but if I end up going down this route, what suggestions do you have to power it? There is an adapter to use a POE but getting access to it or to hide it is another matter. I think using a wall plug is best but suggestions how to make it look as clean?
 
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Acquired a Google Nest hub and looking to make it look cleaner than just placing it on a desk or table.

I want to primarily use it to control thermostat on the 1st floor as my main one is downstairs and also to view my CCTV on the outside of my house.

I want put it into my wall if possible and use one of these brackets.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mount-Geni...07ZP8GW16/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

As you can see its quite recessed into the wall but if I end up going down this route, what suggestions do you have to power it? There is an adapter to use a POE but getting access to it or to hide it is another matter. I think using a wall plug is best but suggestions how to make it look as clean?

Oooof that's a proper bodge job. I wouldn't even class that as recessed as it sticks out of the wall.

You'd be much better off mounting a tablet in the wall and controlling your thermostat, or viewing cameras from that.
 
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Oooof that's a proper bodge job. I wouldn't even class that as recessed as it sticks out of the wall.

You'd be much better off mounting a tablet in the wall and controlling your thermostat, or viewing cameras from that.

I am exploring that option as we speak, looking to see which tablet offer the 'Ambient' mode as I think this might be easier to work with. I am intrigued how you would power it either POE or connected through to mains?
 
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I am exploring that option as we speak, looking to see which tablet offer the 'Ambient' mode as I think this might be easier to work with. I am intrigued how you would power it either POE or connected through to mains?

This user has implemented a tablet quite nicely: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/forums/posts/34339765
Not sure how they've powered it though - they might have mentioned further down.

PoE is probably the neater option though, although would require routing cables around, but you could at least terminate it at a PoE switch which would be hidden away. I'm not sure the same could be said for running a USB cable to a mains socket, as it would need to come out of the wall somewhere.
 
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What's the battery life like on a tablet nowadays?

I can imagine a lot of folk will favour the periodic recharge versus going too nuts on what is essentially a "throw away" device. Unless you have a wall behind it, not sure there is an easy option other than channelling the wall and sitting one of these behind it.

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Produc...wr78bZ-3-pGB9OzlcowgxaC01yFEW2EhoC7oYQAvD_BwE

PoE or native connector you have the same problem of getting a cable there.
 
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The tablet seems like a more viable option as my main concern is that I dont want to cut into the plasterboard with a massive hole. I rather go down the tablet hole as it gives a bit more flexibility and not just suited to one device. I'll Post on the home assist thread and ask about that persons power routes.
 
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