NEST HELLO DOORBELL EASY INSTALLATION AND FULL REVIEW

NEST HELLO DOORBELL EASY INSTALLATION AND FULL REVIEW


Hi guys, Cody Lopez here with Techcellent
News and today we’re gonna take a look at a new video doorbell. This is our
review of the Nest Hello but first the installation. Alright let’s
get started. The Nest Hello is a black and white pill
shaped device that simply looks like a larger version of a traditional doorbell.
This is actually a good thing and important because it doesn’t cause
confusion for visitors when they walk up to your house to use it. The lower
portion is where a person pushes the button. It has a nice light ring to help
direct them to it. The upper portion is where you’ll find
the camera that records their arrival. If you have purchased Nest products before, you know that their packages provide everything you need for installation and
the Hello doorbell is no exception. I mean it even comes with a drill bit.
Setup was a breeze like all other Nest products. The directions were very
specific and helped me install the chime connector, mounting plate and doorbell
itself. It took me around 15 minutes for a complete install and DIY beginners
should have no trouble with this installation. The same app that you would
use for the nest thermostat or other nest devices is also used for the Hello
doorbell. Having one central app to control your smart home gadgets was a
big reason for selecting the Nest Hello over others. Within the app, you can
customize all of the camera settings. These include when to receive
notifications, how to receive notifications, enabling quiet time, set up
visitor announcements and plenty more. For instance, designating zones so you
can have notifications enabled only when someone enters those specific zones. This is important for houses that face a busy street or sidewalk and only want
notifications when someone approaches the door. To help optimize notifications
you can also enable the familiar faces feature so after the camera spots a face,
the app will prompt you to respond if you know this person. You can then go
into the settings and name the people identified by the camera and speaking of
being notified you can integrate Google Home with the Nest Hello. When a familiar face rings the doorbell all of your Google Home speakers will announce the
person at your door if it doesn’t recognize the face your Google Home will
say “Someone’s at the front door.” If it does recognize the face, it will say
their name followed by is at the front door. This is a key advantage of the Nest
Hello and makes for a safer experience for anyone answering the door. Now in
order to receive the familiar face alerts you need to have a
Nest Aware subscription. The subscription is $5 per month and also includes
continuous video history, activity zones, clips and time lapses. Nest does provide
a free trial for the hello doorbell but I can kind of see myself eventually
opting into this subscription for the Google Home alerts alone. Everything else tested on the Hello worked extremely well. The camera’s HD live feed looks good in the day and night vision. With a single press of the talk button, the
2-way talk intercom function allows for a more natural conversation that is easy
to use. At 229 dollars, the price of the Nest Hello can seem kinda high. Now
considering its direct competitor the, Ring Video Doorbell Pro is priced
around $239 with about the same specs. Although the Nest Hello does have a
slightly higher resolution at a four by three format which is a much better
format to show people from head to toe. Plus it has a deeper connection with
Google Home. The Nest hello has far exceeded expectations, it’s a great
standalone video doorbell made even better if you already have nest products
in your home. Its basic features work really well but its advanced features
like facial recognition really stand out. If you don’t need any of the fancy
add-ons skip the Nest Aware subscription or simply look elsewhere but if you want
the smartest video doorbell around the NesT Hello is easily the best
recommendation. For more smart home coverage visit our website at TechcellentNews.com. Follow our social media for excellent technology news daily and be
sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos like this. Once again I’m
Cody Lopez with Techcellent News and I will see you all in our next video.

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