Nest Hello is the latest video doorbell that has been built to challenge the Ring doorbell. It has all of the key features of the ring and is fused with additional security and convenience. A Nest Hello has a number of features such as continuous video recording, portrait mode answering, and the ability to answer your door just by using your Google Home. It is the first kind of doorbell that uses face recognition technology to identify people. Besides, you can also play a pre-recorded message if you can’t attend to your door.
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Nest Hello is not the cheapest smart doorbell present in the market. While the amount payable is quite high, the quality of the camera and the various features it offers makes the amount pretty reasonable. Here, we can conclude by saying that Nest Hello is a fine and worthy investment. It is a level up for your house and is very beneficiary if you are already using the Nest Smart Home platform. Therefore, if you are looking for swift performance and doubled security, Nest Hello is the best choice.
Technical Specifications Of Nest Hello Doorbell
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|Items In The Box:||Nest Hello video doorbell, Wall plate, Chime Connector, Screws15° wedge, Release tool, 2 extension wires, Masonry drill bit, Wall anchors, Security sticker, Quick start card|
|Camera Sensor||1/3- inch, 3 Megapixel, All–glass lens,160° diagonal wide–angle field of view|
|Video Quality||Up to 1600×1200 at 30 frames/sec, 4:3 aspect ratio, H.264 encoding, High Dynamic Range (HDR)|
|Night Vision||8 High–power infrared LEDs (850nm)|
|Audio||High-quality Speaker and Microphone, HD Talk and Listen, Quick Responses|
|Lights||Status light, RGB light ring|
|Weather Resistance||IPX4 rating, It can withstand dust, rain, and snow|
|Mounting||Locking mount with an optional 15° wedge to change the viewing angle|
|Cables||Connects into your existing doorbell’s wiring, Comes with two additional wire extenders to lengthen existing wires|
|Power||10.8 to 30 V AC as measured by a multimeter, or with a transformer labeled from 12 to 24 V AC, 8 VA or above|
|Security||128–bit AES with TLS/SSL, 2-factor verification is also available|
|Size And Weight||Height: 4.6 inches, Width: 1.7 inches, Depth: 1.0 inches, Mass: 4.6 oz|
|Wireless||802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) Wi-Fi, WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported 802.15.4 (2.4GHz)|
|Connectivity Requirements||Nest app should be installed, Wi-Fi internet connection, Phone or tablet running iOS or Android with BLE|
|Bandwidth Requirement||For optimal video quality at 1600x1200, at least 2 Mbps upload speed|
|Warranty Period||2 years|
|Operating Conditions||Temperature: 5° to 104°F Humidity: 20%-90% RH non-condensing Pressure: Up to 10,000 feet altitude Storage Conditions: Temperature: -40° to 113°F (-40° to 45°C), Humidity: 10%-80% RH in packaging, Pressure: Up to 15,000 feet altitude|
|Green And Eco-Friendly||Contains no hazardous substances, RoHS and REACH compliant, the packaging is recyclable|
Detailed Review Of Nest Hello
Let us review all the aspects of this video doorbell and find out if it is worth the hype.
1. Design Of Nest Hello
At 117 x 43 x 26mm, it is a slimmer option than any of the earlier models of a ring doorbell. Since it is a wired-only product, the absence of battery weight makes it very light. It’s sleek and slender design not only makes it easier to fit into tight spaces but also makes it look very beautiful.
The Nest Hello doorbell isn’t very rich in terms of color choices available due to which it may not please to everyone’s taste. But is quite attractive due to its subtle color combination of a glossy black body with a matte white enclosure. It has a ring present around the button which turns to a blue halo light as soon as someone presses it.
2. Camera Quality Of The Nest Hello
1600 by 1200 camera with HDR (High Dynamic Range) is present at the top of the doorbell and is always recording. It has a field of view of 160 degrees and a digital zoom that can zoom the pictures to about 8 times. The Nest Hello uses a line of quite small infrared LEDs for night vision, which is of 850nm. This feature helps it to provide clear footage of everything happening outside your house even after dark.
3. Home Safety Provisions
The enclosure of the Nest Hello has a weatherproof rating of IPX4 and consists of a speaker, a microphone, a Bluetooth radio, and dual-band 802.11 ac Wi-Fi circuitry. It helps the family members to interact with the strange visitor outside without having to answer the door directly.
Another key feature of the Nest Hello product is facial recognition technology. Nest Hello provides a free 3-hours image history which gives you sufficient time to feed the names of your regular visitors, and once you do that, the companion app will start naming them in the push notifications. This ensures you to keep a track of even suspicious people moving outside your home.
Besides these features, Nest Hello also comes with some pre-recorded responses. As soon as someone hits the bell, an internal chime sound follows and a notification is sent to your phone. The app displays a full-screen live view with buttons for talking, ignoring or responding to the person outside. If you tap the responses button, it will let you deliver either of these three messages: “You can leave it”, “We’ll be right there”, and “No one can come to the door”.
4. Commendable App Functionality
The Nest Hello works with an app called Nest which is very convenient to use. You can pay for a Nest Aware plan through which you can save videos, even save custom clips, create some activity zones, set up profiles for facial recognition. While testing the Nest Hello, we found the Nest app to be very reliable and easy to follow.
5. Installation Of The Product
Since Nest Hello is a wired-only device, the installation of this device is not very convenient. Installation time will depend on the configuration of your home, and in addition, you may need a 12 to 24V AC transformer and a chime connector. Although it will not be very difficult for you if you are a DIY expert, it is more advisable to get it professionally installed. This might charge you £100 but they will also connect the doorbell for you and get it working through the app.
6. Setup Of The Product
Once installed, you will never have to worry about changing your batteries or charging them since it is always connected to the mains. Setup of this product is completely hassle-free because of the stepwise instructions that are given to help connect your Nest Hello doorbell to your phone and Wi-Fi network.
7. Additional Subscription
Nest Hello is definitely not the cheapest option for a doorbell available in the market. Although while working with the Nest Hello doorbell, we found out that we could unlock some of its very essential features by subscribing to Nest Aware. Hence, we recommend you to do the same. The charge starts at £24 per month, but there are a number of other options available as well. They also provide you a one-month free trial if you want to test all of the features before subscribing to Nest Aware. Some features that are exclusive for the subscribers are mentioned below:
- Facial-Recognition Feature
- Customizable Activity Zones
- The Ability To Upload Clips Online
- Continuous Recordings And Video History
- Close-Ups Of The View Outside Your Door
- Ability To Create Time Lapses
8. Compatibility Of The Product
Excellent Compatibility With Google Assistant. Nest Hello is completely compatible with google assistant, you might have to toggle the notifications using the Google assistant app on your phone. Although your google assistant will tell you that someone is present at the door, it will not create a 2-way interactive path for you. Hence, for that, you will have to rely on your Nest Hello.
Mediocre Compatibility With Amazon Alexa. Alexa support may be available, but it is very limited to viewing a camera feed on a video-enabled device. Whereas in the case of an IFTTT channel, it has Triggers only. Hence, you can control your Nest Hello device when it has either a sound event or a motion event, or both.
|Product||NEST HELLO||RING VIDEO DOORBEL PRO||NETATMO SMART VIDEO DOORBELL||NETGEAR ARLO AUDIO DOORBELL|
|DESIGN||4.6 X 1.7 X 1 inches||4.5 X 1.85 X 0.8 inches||5.3 X 1.77 X 1.14 inches||3.6 X 1.8X 1.1 inches|
|FEATURES||Two-way audio with noise cancellation, motion and sound detection, face recognition, compatible with Google Assistant||Two-way audio with noise cancellation, motion detection, Compatible with Alexa||Alerts for any attempted theft of doorbell, person detection, video calls your phone when doorbell rings, compatible with Apple Homekit||Mobile notifications, visitors can leave messages, quick replies, silent mode available|
|SPECIFICATIONS||1600 X 1200 HDR video, 3- megapixel color sensor camera with 8X zoom and 160° field of view, night vision enabled||160° horizontal and 90° vertical field of view, 1080 pixel resolution images, night vision enabled||2- megapixel camera with 5X zoom, Full HD 1080 pixel HDR with H.264 coding, 160° diagonal field of view, night vision is enabled||Wire free, Camera specifications N/A|
|SUBSCRIPTION||5£ per month||2.5£ per month||No subscription is required||Provides seven day cloud recording without subscription|
|INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS||12 to 24V AC transformer and a chime connector required for installation, hardwired, you may need to hire a professional||16-24 V AC transformer, includes a pro power kit, hard wired, professional installation is required||8-24V and 230V, requires a wired doorbell and chime, hardwired||Battery operated, works with existing chime and has easy DIY setup|
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FAQs Related To Nest Hello
The Nest Hello has an IPX4 weather resistance rating. This makes it resistant to rain, water spray, and dust. Although we don’t recommend you to completely submerge it in water.
Nest Hello has a wide angle view of 160°. This is even wider than the human eye’s field of view. Nest Hello also includes a wedge that can tilt your camera up to 15° to give you a better view if the spot isn’t ideal. Hence, there should not be a blind spot problem at all.
Nest Hello gets its power from household wiring, due to which it always stream videos continuously. But if you subscribe to Nest Aware, its video directly gets recorded in the cloud.
It is a wired video doorbell. This solves many battery-related problems like changing or recharging batteries.
Yes, Hello is installed for DIY installation. Although you should check compatibility first. But we would still recommend you to have a professional install it for you.
As long as Nest Hello and your phone both have a good internet connection, it hardly takes a few seconds for the notification to arrive.
Yes, with a good internet connection Nest Hello can notify you even if someone is standing at your door. Hence, if someone merely knocks your door or is approaching your house, it will send you a notification.
When someone rings Nest Hello, you will receive a snapshot of the person standing at the door. From there, you’ll receive a live video on your phone from where you can:
Select a quick response such as “Thanks, you can leave it” if you cannot talk to the visitor directly
Use HD Talk and Listen to have a live conversation with the visitor
Or Ignore the visitor if you don’t want to engage in any kind of conversation with them. The Nest Hello does not give away if or not you are at your home
Nest Hello is very compatible with Google Home. It can announce visitors to the door. Moreover, it can cast Hello's video to a Google Home Hub or Chromecast-enabled display. There are a very limited number of ways in which Nest Hello works with Amazon Alexa. And Nest Hello does not work with Apple Homekit at all.
Nest Hello is attached very securely with the help of screws and a bracket. To remove this, a removal tool would be required. Besides, it would require a sign in during setup, and whenever it detects a person it will directly send the picture to your email. This way, you’ll always know the culprit. But if your Nest Hello still gets stolen, you will get a free replacement if you qualify.
You can turn off the indoor chime by following either of these two options:
In the app, you can turn off your indoor chime altogether.
To temporarily turn off the chime, open the Nest app, go to doorbell’s video feed, and tap on Quiet time. You can pick how long you’d want the chime to stay mute.
Nest Hello comes with a standard 2-year warranty.
The data usage ranges from 30-300 GB a month based on the setting of your choice. You can adjust the data usage and image quality yourself.