So there is a new way to answer your door, even when your not there. OK so its not a new way to Answer your door but it is a pretty cool way to never miss a package again and scare off a would be thief from trying to break in or vandalize your porch, and of course NOT STEAL YOUR MAIL. Let’s check out the Nest Hello Door Bell Review.
So the Nest will work with most homes that have an integrated doorbell already. Now about 25% of homes do not have the proper voltage needed to operate the Nest Door Bell so be sure to check your to make sure your wiring is compatible. If you have a multi-meter you can check the voltage to your doorbell, otherwise it would be best to have a Nest Home Pro do it for you.
DISCLAIMER>>Nest is easy to install if you already have a preexisting Nest set up. If you do not you should contact your LOCAL ELECTRICIAN…
If you do not have a doorbell already installed you will need to have an electrician install a doorbell transformer and low voltage wires. Contact your local electrician to get an estimate.
If you have an intercom or front gate control or any other integrated device it probably not compatible if your system has a built- in intercom or gate control and or a doorbell which is located outside or away from the home. If this is what you’re working with then it is more than likely isn’t Nest Hello compatible. Always contact your Local Electrician for an estimate or consultation.
There is also things that need to be checked like doorbell chimes and further voltage checks, but really if you are not an Electrician I say leave it to the pros.
Design and Functions
First off its slimmer and more stylish that the RING PRO, The Nest Door Bell is sleek, stylish, intelligent, and doesn’t let you miss a thing. The same Nest app lets you manage your Nest Thermostat, Nest Doorbell, and Nest cameras used with the Doorbell.
- The Nest offers crisp clear video quality.
- Announces the names of regular visitors using Google Home.
- Nest has the ability to turn off the chime.
- There is a light ring that highlights the doorbell for evening guests.
Specifications of the Nest Hello
Camera: 1/3 in. 3 megapixel color sensor with a 8times zoom! 160 degrees of view and the resolution is 1600×1200 and up to 30FPS W/HDR. Night vision has 850NM infrared LED.
Water Resistant: IPx4 and has a connectivity of 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi & Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
Size/Dimensions: 117 x 43 x 26.mm & Weight 121.6gm.
How is this better than my regular doorbell?
Well, first off let me ask you this…..would you rather have an old car with no AC, power windows, or Power steering and no cameras or mirrors to check your angles and watch your investment’s?
Or would you rather a new car with cold AC, power everything, and automatic power steering with cameras to watch everything to protect you and your family?
So to put it simply, it is better to have a new doorbell that can see if there is anything coming to your front door and anywhere you put a camera. If you want you to protect your home and the packages coming to your house this is a great way to do that.
Should you buy this product?
Well, if you like the ability to have control over multiple devices then I think this is a great product for you. You can use the Nest app to utilize the Nest thermostat, and Nest cameras for monitoring and controlling the systems. Through the Nest app you can all the camera functions like face familiarity and notification type (email or Push).
This product can be bought at $229.99 which is cheaper than its competitor (the Ring Video) and it has a better format which shows people from head to toe. In order to have familiar face alerts and continuous video history, activity zones and time zones you will need to subscribe to (NEST AWARE) it cost $5 month or $50 for the year. There are price reductions if you own multiple Nest Cameras.
Overall, I believe if Protecting your home and loved ones is important to you, and it should be. There is no choice in the matter, the Nest Hello Doorbell is a great addition to your home and lifestyle. Are you worried it will be too complicated? Don’t be, there is support for you when you buy your Nest Hello. And simple instructions.