Ring vs Nest – Security Systems, Doorbells, Cameras and More Compared (AKA Amazon vs Google)


Gabe Turner: Hey folks, this is Gabe at Security
Baron and today we have a massive head-to-head smart home security comparison of two behemoths
in the game, Amazon versus Google, aka Ring versus Nest. [music] Gabe: In this video, I’m going to give you
everything you need to know about the Ring and Nest ecosystems. I’m going to start with
some defining characteristics of each system and then I’m going to compare a number of
similar products in each category, like the actual Ring and Nest home security systems,
the Ring and Nest video doorbells, security cameras. I’m even going to compare some add-ons
like smart thermostats and voice assistance. At the end, I’ll wrap it up giving you everything
you need to know to make the decision between Ring and Nest, what’s right for you and your
family. [music] Gabe: Now, if you’d like to see a for review
of any of the products that we go over today, you can check them out at securitybaron.com. [music] Gabe: First thing’s first. I think it’s important
to know that Ring and Nest are owned by two Goliaths in the tech industry with Amazon
owning Ring and Google owning Nest. It’s important to make this distinction because I will be
using them somewhat interchangeably throughout this comparison. Before we dive into the nitty-gritty
of each ecosystem, let’s take a look at each one as a whole. Beginning with the Ring, it has a ton of options
for building out your system. If Nest is a map, think of Ring as your PC because there
are just so many components you can use almost interchangeably to set up your home. Accordingly, Ring is generally more affordable
than Nest when it comes to both hardware and subscription services. However, potentially
because of the disparate elements that make up the Ring system, it can be slightly more
difficult to get completely synced up, so for someone who values ease of use, that may
be something you want to think about. Let’s move on to Nest, which is definitely
the more cohesive of the two systems. Each of the products is Nest-branded, what definitely
gives it a really unified look and feel. Maybe that’s why they’re super, super easy to set
up and get to work together. The quality on the cameras and devices for
Nest is solid. That’s why you’re going to pay significantly more for each Nest product
as compared to its Ring equivalent, but that being said, I do feel as if I’m generally
getting what I pay for with the look and feel of the Nest devices. All right, that’s pretty
high level. There’s so much to each of these systems,
a myriad of components, so to give you the most accurate comparison we can, of these
two systems, we put the most relatable products from both Ring and Nest head to head. [music] Gabe: For home security systems, Ring Alarm
will compete against Nest Secure. For video doorbells, we have a team up of the Ring Video
Doorbell Two and Ring Video Doorbell Pro against the Nest Hello. For indoor cameras, the match-ups
will be Amazon Cloud Cam versus Nest Cam Indoor and Ring Stick Up Cam versus Nest Cam Indoor
IQ. For today’s outdoor camera robberies, we’re
going to have the Blink XT2 versus the Next Cam Outdoor and the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
versus the Nest Cam Outdoor IQ. For thermostat and environmental monitoring, we have a brawl
between Ecobee4 and the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect. For smartest system visual hubs, we’ll be
pitting the Amazon Echo Show against the Google Nest Hub. For smartest system speakers, we’ll
be comparing Amazon Echo and Google Home. Now a quick note, if you’re just interested
in one or two of the specific components in these systems, we’ve time-stamped them below
in the description. The first category in our bout between Amazon
and Google are their respective home security systems, Ring Alarm and Google Nest Secure.
The Ring Alarm is a complete home security system that comes with the base station keypad,
motion sensor, contact sensor and range extender. When you’re thinking about setting this system
up, you’re going to do all of that with your Ring – Always Home app. It has step by step
instructions for setting this up, and just a small tip, make sure you do so at a patient
manner. Don’t try to set it all up at once. In that
Ring — Always Home app, you’re going to get your notifications on what’s going on within
your home, the ability to arm and disarm your system, and even watch the live streams of
your various Ring cameras. Now I will note that the mobile app has middling
reviews at 3.2 in the Apple App Store and 3.1 in the Google Play Store. If you’re looking
to install professional monitoring, which you definitely should, it’s going to be $10
a month or $100 a year to get the protection that your family needs that can make sure
the proper authorities arrive if something starts to happen. That also gives you that cellular backup just
in case you lose power. You’re not also losing your peace of mind. Shifting our view to the Google Nest Secure.
It is the quintessential minimalist home security system. It is essentially three-core components.
You got your hub that has a built in motion sensor. Your Contact Center which also has
a built in motion sensor and it comes with two key fobs. Of course, you can build-out this system as
however much you would like to. Now when you’re talking about setting it up, it’s a pretty
straightforward process, that you’re going to do with the Nest App. The Nest App will
walk you through the setup process, no matter how many pieces you decide to add. When it comes to interfacing with the Nest
App, that’s where you can be doing everything. Arming and disarming your system, getting
your notifications and viewing your Nest cameras. It has very mixed reviews online, in the Apple
App Store has 2.1 out of 5 stars, which is frankly quite abysmal. In the Google Play Store, it has 3.8 out of
5 stars. People seem to be having quite divergent experiences with Nest products, depending
on which operating system they use for their mobile device. Now if you decide to put professional
monitoring on your system, you can do so. Nest has partnered with Blinks, a third party
to bring professional monitoring and cellular backup for $29.99 a month. Looking at the Ring Alarm and Google Nest
Secure Home Security Systems. You’ll note that the Ring Alarm has a more traditional
look, and has more pieces than you’re typically find with something like the Google Nest Secure,
which is more modern and has a more minimalist approach to Home Security. However, they both offer similar functionality
when it comes to helping you to secure your home. The real differences lie in the pricing,
the Ring Alarm essentially costs half as much as the Nest Secure. Whereas Professional Monitoring
options cost about a third of the Blinks offered by Google Nest. [music] Gabe: Hold on. I hope you’re enjoying today’s
comparison of Amazon and Google Smart Home Security Ecosystems. To be kept up to date
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let’s get back to the video. [music] Gabe: The next category we’re going to go
over in our Amazon versus Google rivalry art video doorbells including the Ring Video Doorbell
2, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Nest Hello. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is capable
of 1080p high definition video, with 160 degree view. You’re going to get some pretty good daytime
vision. When you’re looking at the night vision option, it does reduce to 720. Naturally,
that’s the default state and you’ll notice that in the footage that we have provided. Now we’re not going to state that the night
vision is perfect. It definitely has some room for improvement, it’s definitely adequate
for the purposes of seeing what’s going on, on your front porch no matter the hour. When
it comes to installing the system, remember it is both a hardwire or battery system. If you don’t want to be bothered setting up
various elements to your Ring Doorbell 2, you can just use that rechargeable battery.
Now one thing we want to note, is when you’re installing this system using your mobile device,
you may find that you have some WiFi issues. That can be helped with a WiFi range extender
or the chime pro, which is something you can add to your Ring Video Doorbell order. What
that means is that not only will it serve as a WiFi range extender, because you might
be weirded out by the fact that your WiFi cuts out right at your front door, but it
also serves as a Chime. If you don’t have a doorbell chime built into
your home. You can get the chime sound directly from the extender itself. You get adjustable
motion detection with the Ring Video Doorbell 2, that makes sure you can reduce the number
of alerts you’re getting throughout the day, by just focusing on a smaller area and whatever
is being triggered. If you want advanced features, you can sign
up for ring protect plan, and it gives you not only extended cloud storage, but also
the ability to save clips. Moving to the Ring Video Doorbell pro, it
has that nice 1080p high definition video and a 160 degree field of view. We generally
light the daytime vision on the Ring Video Doorbell pro but at times the shadows are
darker, than we would like them to be. When it comes to night vision the Ring Video
Doorbell pro was really nice. We felt that the night vision was really strong and we
could see things clearly. When it comes to the installation process for the Ring Video
Doorbell pro, it is a sleeker design because there is no battery option. You’re going to have to hard wire this into
your home, and for us it didn’t take us very long considering we already have an existing
doorbell system in place. If you’re selling without that, you’re going to have to look
into getting something like a Chime Pro to facilitate that process. On top of that, you have a really nice advanced
feature of customizable motion zones. That really helped us to reduce the number of notifications
we were getting throughout the day. If you want to extend your cloud options, you can
do so with the Ring Protect Plan. That will also give the ability to save your clips. Looking at the Nest Hello video doorbell,
you’ll note that it has a little bit of a different visual perspective. It comes in
at 1600 by 1200, in terms of its resolution, which gives you a 4:3 aspect ratio, and a
160-degree field of view. When you’re thinking about what that reports
to, it basically means it has really nice daytime vision. We actually really also enjoy
it’s nighttime vision. It definitely brings something different to the table, but still
quite clear for both date and night. When you’re looking at installing it, we found
it to be a pretty straightforward process. You’ll begin in your Nest App. The Nest App
will walk you through the entire setup process, from finding the time box in your home, to
setting up the various wires that connect to this hardwired doorbell. In terms of other capabilities, it has a really
nice HD talk and listening capacity that really filters out ambient noise. If your next door
neighbor is mowing his lawn, it’s not going to interrupt your conversation with whoever’s
at your front door. If you decide to sign up for Nest Aware, you’ll
get extended cloud storage options, the ability to save clips, 24/7 live-streaming and facial
recognition. When you’re looking at these three video doorbells,
you note that they do offer a lot of the same functionality in terms of the [inaudible 11:58]
. You see what’s happening in your front yard and talk to whoever’s at your front door.
If you really want to see where they begin to differentiate themselves, you’re going
to look for example at the Ring Video Doorbell 2. That gives you the ability to have an entire
drawback experience with basically nothing hardwired. You can use the battery that comes
built-in and a Chime Pro, and you’d be ready to go. Or you could also look at something
like the Nest Hello, which brings facial recognition technology straight to your front door. [music] Gabe: The next items that we’re going to compare
in our battle between Amazon and Google, are the indoor cameras beginning with Amazon Cloud
Cam and Nest Cam Indoor. With your Amazon Cloud Cam, you’re getting that nice 1080p
high definition video, with that 120-degree field of view. When it comes to night vision, you’re going
to get eight infrared LEDs. You get that nice pretty clear picture during the darkness hours.
Beyond that, you’re going to note that the installation process is pretty simple. It’s
plug and play. You just place it somewhere and even wall mounting it takes less than
five minutes, as long as you’re handy with a drill. When it comes to advanced feature sets, you’re
going to pay for that Amazon Cloud Storage. It gives you extended options for storage
in terms of time, but also gives you the ability to set up zones for your Cam and have person
detection. The Nest Cam Indoor is similar to the Amazon
Cloud Cam. It also has 1080p high definition video, along with a 130-degree photo view,
making it a little bit wider than that of the Amazon Cloud Cam. When it comes in night
vision, it has eight infrared LEDs helping you to pick up whatever is taking place in
the dark. When you’re talking about installing it, it’s
really straightforward plug and play. Even mounting it on the wall with the included
mountain hardware is pretty easy. I had it done in less than five minutes, once I found
out where my drill was. When it comes to advanced features, you’re
going to pay for Nest Aware which gives you extended cloud options along with the ability
to have person detection, activity zones, and even save clips. Both the Amazon Cloud Cam and the Nest Cam
Indoor are similar in terms of feature-set and video quality. However, where they begin
to differ is when it comes to how they manage recording and Cloud Storage. The Amazon Cloud
Cam for example, does not continuously record. You’re going to begin to get an action past
the motion-triggering event, which means that you cannot rewind to where the event actually
began to take place, which can be a little bit problematic. On the other hand, the Nest
Indoor Cam can record for entire 24-hour period. You can, not only watch the moment that things
are triggered, but all the moments in between, if you so wished. When it comes to cloud storage, the Nest Cam
is not only significantly less affordable than the Amazon Cloud Cam, it also so makes
you pay for just one cam at a time which can start to stack up once you have a few different
cams. [music] Gabe: Continuing to look at indoor cameras
and our grapple between Amazon and Google, here we have the Ring Stick Up Cam and the
Nest Cam IQ Indoor. Looking at that Ring Stick Up Cam, it has at 1080p high definition video.
Where it really begins to impress us, is this 150-degree field of view. You’re really capturing
anything that’s taking place. When you’re looking at its night vision, it
works pretty well. We will note there are some exposure issues. It seemed to focus on
close options at the expense of the ability to focus on things at a distance. When it
comes to advanced features, you’re going to get that Ring Protect Basic Plan for three
dollars a month, which would give you the ability to save clips and have 60-day Cloud
Storage. When you’re looking at the Nest Cam IQ Indoor,
you’ll see a nice 1080p high definition video with a 130-degree field of view. When it comes
to night vision, it’s pretty solid. We do want to note that, we had one evening one
instance really, where it basically made a ghosting effect of one of our friends, washing
him out and making these wispy motions behind him, which were honestly a little bit creepy. That could have been reflective of our Internet
or something going on with our setup that evening. When it comes to other features,
it has Google Assistant built in. It’s not reliant on having a Google Home nearby. You
can speak directly to your Nest Cam IQ Indoor. That’s useful because it has an even more
powerful 2-way audio with a very loud speaker. You’ll be able to be heard and you’ll be able
to hear people on either side. When you’re thinking about advanced features, once you
get that extended cloud-storage option with Nest Aware, you also have access to facial
recognition technology and the ability to save clips. When looking at the Ring Stick Up Cam and
the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, you note that in many ways they offer a similar experience in terms
of the daytime vision. Even the night vision doesn’t diverge too much. You note that where
the Nest IQ Cam Indoor really distinguish itself from the Ring Stick Up Cam, is in the
built-in intelligence features that come right in the camera itself. You’ll note that the Ring Stick Up Cam distinguishes
itself and able to provide a very complete video experience for a more affordable price. [music] Gabe: Our next category in the clash between
Amazon and Google are going to be outdoor cameras beginning with the Blink XT2, and
the Nest Cam Outdoor. The Blink XT2 is a hardy, indoor/outdoor camera
that is capable of shooting a 1080p high-definition video, but it does default to 720, which is
going to be reflected in our footage. Now, why is that? That’s because it runs for two
years off of two AA batteries. For that optimal battery life, it’s going to reduce that resolution. However, we found the daytime vision to actually
be pretty solid. The one note we will make is that it only has a 100 degree field of
view, so it may miss a few things like it would miss in our backyard perspective. When
it comes to night vision, it actually does pretty well. We did run into some issues related to exposure
whitewashing out some of our buddies. Overall, the night vision is definitely solid. When
you’re talking about installing your Blink XT2 really straight forward and easy. You’re going to make sure your blink sync
module is set up on your Internet. Then you can put your Blink XT2 wherever you’d like.
We put it on the back porch and it was really easy to Mount. We just drilled the mounting
hardware into the actual roof itself and boom, stuck it up. Probably, took us less than seven minutes.
When you’re looking at your cloud storage options, it’s only going to be 7,200 seconds.
It’s free. That’s 7,200 seconds will begin to be overwritten once new footage starts
to be recorded. In terms of recording, it’s only going to
record once that motion triggering event has happened. It is not constantly recording like
you’ll have with some systems. There’s not going to be the ability to rewind because
it only starts to record once it’s triggered. Now, looking at the nest cam outdoor, it is
a home security camera that has IP65 weather-rated and comes through with a picture-perfect 1080p
high definition video in a 130-degree field of view. Just really capturing most of what’s
taking place in a really nice clear way. When it comes to night vision, it has eight
infrared LED, is providing us with an equally pleasant nighttime vision experience. When
you’re talking about installation, one thing to note, it is not a wireless system. You’re
going to be careful with cable management. Once you think about that, the other elements
of setting it up are quite easy. You simply take the mounting hardware that it comes with
and you can drill it up into a wall or roof pretty simply. When you’re looking at storage options, you’re
going to want to get that Nest Aware. Nest Aware not only gives you extended cloud storage,
but it also gives the ability to have advanced features like person detection alerts, saving
clips, and activity zones. While the Blink XT2 and the Nest Cam Outdoor
both work well in their core functions as outdoor surveillance cams, you will note that
there are significant differences in their video quality and feature sets that essentially
reflect at the gaps in the price points. [music] Gabe: The next pair of cameras we’re going
to shift our attention to are the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor. The Ring Spotlight Cam Battery is a wireless
camera powered by one or two batteries that you can basically put up anywhere and get
that nice 10 EDP high definition video. The day vision is solid, and it’s really enhanced
by the 140-degree field of view. When it comes to night vision, you can go
with your standard infrared LED night vision, or you can have what we call “color night
vision” with the aid of the spotlight. We had mixed results with the night vision
on the night vision on the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery. Down in Texas we found it was
quite pixelated. It defaulted to 720 and we just didn’t have as nice of an experience
as we were able to produce here in New York where we had that nice, clear-cut 10 EDP nighttime
vision. With the aid of the color night vision, everything
looks great and basically as if it were the middle of the day. When it comes to installing
your Ring Spotlight Cam Battery, it’s pretty straightforward. You take the mounting hardware
and drill it in to wherever you would like it to be. The whole process takes less than
10 minutes. It’s going to run off of that battery for
a couple of months. If you add another one you get even a few more months. The Ring Spotlight Cam Battery comes with
adjustable motion detection. For example, you maybe just want to know when a car pulls
into your driveway and not when any car is driving in the street. The Ring Spotlight
Cam Battery gives you that option. If you want to get advanced features, you
can sign up for the Ring Protect Plan which will give you not only extended cloud storage
but also the ability to save clips. Moving into the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, this
particular home security camera is really changing the game when it comes to visuals.
Not only does it have 10 EDP high-definition video but it has 4K sensors, HDR, and the
ability to motion track. If that’s not enough, it has 12X digital zoom, so you’re really
going to be able to pick out exactly what’s going on. What about its night vision? Well, here it
also excels. It has powerful infrared LEDs that really let you get a super clear picture
no matter how dark it is. Honestly, quite impressive. Now, when you thinking about installing it,
not only does it have the best in vision of any Nest product that we have seen but it’s
also the heaviest. All right you are going to make sure it it’s securely in place when
you are mounting it around your home and you are going to want to look out for cable management
ideas because remember, this is not a wireless device. Now when it comes to other features, you have
Google Assistant built in and a powerful two-way audio. No matter where someone is in your
backyard, I promise you, if you are talking to them through this device, they will hear
you. If you want to get extended options, you can
get the Nest Aware package, which not only gives you Cloud storage and gives you the
ability to save clips but it also has person detection and facial recognition. While the
Ring spotlight cam battery and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor both function really well as outdoor
security cameras. This is a great place to highlight where Amazon
and Google are kind of doing their own things in this space. The Ring spotlight cam battery
has that spotlight deterrence capability and with two batteries that you can place in. You can essentially set it up and forget about
it for a few months. Whereas with the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, they are really setting the
bar when it comes to the visual elements of a home security camera. They are unparalleled
when it comes to the artificial intelligence capabilities. [music] Gabe: The next category we are going to go
over in our rivalry between Amazon and Google are smart thermostats. An environment with
the Ecobee4 versus the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect. Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat is a dynamic device
that helps you to control your home’s temperature from where ever you happen to be in the world.
You have a mobile application that you can use on your handheld device to make sure that
the temperature everywhere is the same. That process is facilitated by the environment
of sensors that come with the Ecobee4 that make sure each room is exactly the temperature
you want it to be at. Now in terms of Amazon Alexa Integration, it really goes beyond what
you typically think of in terms of an Amazon Alexa skill and the fact that Amazon Alexa
is built into the Ecobee4. It has speakers, it has microphones, so you
can speak directly to your device. When you’re thinking about installing it, it may look
daunting. There are a lot of wires but it actually took me less than 30 minutes all
together. When it comes to advanced features, you have
Geo-fencing and scheduling among others that really help the Ecobee4 be that primary piece
for your actual internal environment. Moving forward with the Nest Learning Thermostat,
it gives you the ability to control your homes internal environment from where ever you are
in the world using the Nest app. If you happen to be home, you can actually use any Google
assisted powered device like a Google Home or a Google Nest Hub to control your Nest
Thermostat with your voice. Now using the Nest Learning Thermostat sensors,
you can actually make sure that each room is exactly at the temperature that you want
it to be. What’s excellent about this particular device is that it really does learn. It will begin to learn your patterns and know
what you like at different times of the day and it can coupled that with Geo-fencing capabilities
that it has. It’s using your mobile device to know whether you’re home. If you’re thinking
about the installation process, don’t worry. My experience, it was pretty straight forward.
I had it completely set up within half of an hour with the aid of the Nest installation
tutorials. If you coupled that in terms of the Nest Learning Thermostat with the Nest
Protect, you really get the full circle of environmental capabilities because the Nest
Protect is going to give you that CO2 and smoke monitoring to help keep you and your
family safe. When comparing the Ecobee4 and the Nest Learning
Thermostat, you’ll see that they have a lot of the same functionality when it comes to
maintaining your ideal or desired home environment. Where they really begin to distinguish themselves
is when you look at the artificial intelligence features on the Nest Learning Thermostat and
ability to really learn your schedule, behavior, and likes, versus the Ecobee4 which does not
have that capacity but is generally more compatible with homes heating systems across the board. [music] Gabe: The next devices we’re going to compare
in our Amazon versus Google showdown are the Amazon Echo Show and the Google Nest Hub.
Each of these devices are essentially smart assistant speakers with an ever-important
element of visuals. With an Amazon Echo Show, you’ll be able to
port your video from Amazon Cloud cam or your Ring stick up cam directly to the Echo Show
and see it on that nice big 10 inch screen. One thing to note, especially about the Amazon
Echo Show are the impressive sound capabilities. Really sounds like you’re going to get the
best out of a movie you happen to be watching or just seeing what your kids are doing upstairs.
Similarly, with the Google Nest Hub, you’ll be able to port your Nest Hello video doorbell,
your Nest cam outdoor, your Nest cam indoor IQ directly to this 7 inch LCD screen. Of course, this is a much smaller screen and
unfortunately the speakers also reflect that size. The speakers seem a little bit bland
as compared to the Amazon Echo Show. Overall, these devices give you pretty comparable functionality
and the real distinctions come down to screen size and sound quality. [music] Gabe: The next items we’re going to look at
and our bout between Amazon and Google are their smart assistant speakers. Each of these
speakers are the physical embodiment of their respective virtual assistant. For the Amazon
Echo, it’s going to be Amazon Alexa. For the Google Home, it’s going to be Google Assistant. Each of these, of course, has a multitude
of options in terms of productivity and entertainment and just natural language queries. For today,
we want to focus on their security attributes. With the Amazon Echo and the Google Home,
you get a lot. For example, I can ask my Amazon Echo, “Hey,
what’s going on in my driveway?” and have my ring spotlight cam battery video feed ported
directly to my Amazon Fire TV that I have posted up in my bedroom. Additionally, I can
say, “You know what? I’m leaving the house, please arm my home security system and have
that countdown begin for me.” I’ll walk out of the house and it’ll arm my security system. Similarly, with the Google Home, I can ask
it to port the video from my Nest cam outdoor and have that go directly to any Google Chrome
Cast enabled television. On top of that, I can also decide to secure or arm my Nest Secure
Home Security System just using my voice. Overall, you see that each of these devices
and their voice abilities give you enhanced functionality with your home security apparatus. [music] Gabe: All right. We’ve made it to the end
of our massive comprehensive comparison of Ring and Nest. Let me go ahead and wrap it
up with a breakdown. We’ve discovered a lot when it comes to the Ring ecosystem. Like
the fact that you’re going to get a lot of flexibility when it comes to building out
the components of your system. It’s also going to be better for the more
price conscious consumer. In terms of the hardware and subscription options, there’s
going to be nicer to your wallet or your purse. I say this without taking anything away from
the actual performance capacity of the Ring system which is definitely more than adequate. I will note that the Ring alarm home security
system is going to be a bit more clunky of an install than what you’d find with the Nest
Secure home security system. Competitively speaking, it lax when it comes to artificial
intelligence and 24/7 recording. After a deep dive into the Nest ecosystem,
we found that this is generally a more cohesive system. It’s really simple to set up, intuitive
to use, even convenient. When it comes to the build quality, it’s mighty impressive,
image quality as well. If you’re looking at things like artificial
intelligence and 24/7 video recording, you’re going to get that with the Nest. The flip
side is that not only is it going to be a more capital intensive investment to begin
with, but the monthly maintenance is also quite expensive, especially as compared to
the Ring ecosystem. If you want to use every element of the cameras,
you’re going to have to pay substantially more. Artificial intelligence does not come
without that Nest aware subscription. If you want to get professional monitoring which
we always suggest you do at Security Baron, that’s also going to be a significant cost,
especially as compared to the Ring home security system. Personally, I really enjoyed setting up and
getting to know both the Ring and Nest ecosystems. With the Ring, I think of it as that solid
system that’s going to give you more than adequate performance at a very reasonable
price. As with the Nest, you’re going to get the
top shelf on everything, but you’re definitely going to be paying for it. The way I personalize
that experience is I think of the Nest as what my brothers should have. They live in a larger apartment not only in
terms of number of people, but also there’s just a significant amount of space and a lot
of people coming in and out. They could definitely use the facial recognition and just the extra
details that come with the Nest home security system along with just a static re-pleasing
element of this ecosystem. Whereas with the Ring system, I think of it
as more something for my parents who are in a suburb who need some flexibility and they
definitely want affordability. They’re not a ton of people living with them at this point
because we’re all here in New York. They can definitely use everything that comes
with this system, but they don’t need those finer elements like artificial intelligence
or 24/7 video recording. Either way, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Ring unless
just paying attention to what it is that you need for you and your family. [background music] Gabe: That concludes our comparison of Amazon
versus Google, aka Ring versus Nest smart home security ecosystems. If you’ve appreciating
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from Security Baron. Be secure.Gabe Turner: Hey folks, this is Gabe at Security Baron
and today we have a massive head-to-head smart home security comparison of two behemoths
in the game, Amazon versus Google, aka Ring versus Nest. [music] Gabe: In this video, I’m going to give you
everything you need to know about the Ring and Nest ecosystems. I’m going to start with
some defining characteristics of each system and then I’m going to compare a number of
similar products in each category, like the actual Ring and Nest home security systems,
the Ring and Nest video doorbells, security cameras. I’m even going to compare some add-ons
like smart thermostats and voice assistance. At the end, I’ll wrap it up giving you everything
you need to know to make the decision between Ring and Nest, what’s right for you and your
family. [music] Gabe: Now, if you’d like to see a for review
of any of the products that we go over today, you can check them out at securitybaron.com. [music] Gabe: First thing’s first. I think it’s important
to know that Ring and Nest are owned by two Goliaths in the tech industry with Amazon
owning Ring and Google owning Nest. It’s important to make this distinction because I will be
using them somewhat interchangeably throughout this comparison. Before we dive into the nitty-gritty
of each ecosystem, let’s take a look at each one as a whole. Beginning with the Ring, it has a ton of options
for building out your system. If Nest is a map, think of Ring as your PC because there
are just so many components you can use almost interchangeably to set up your home. Accordingly, Ring is generally more affordable
than Nest when it comes to both hardware and subscription services. However, potentially
because of the disparate elements that make up the Ring system, it can be slightly more
difficult to get completely synced up, so for someone who values ease of use, that may
be something you want to think about. Let’s move on to Nest, which is definitely
the more cohesive of the two systems. Each of the products is Nest-branded, what definitely
gives it a really unified look and feel. Maybe that’s why they’re super, super easy to set
up and get to work together. The quality on the cameras and devices for
Nest is solid. That’s why you’re going to pay significantly more for each Nest product
as compared to its Ring equivalent, but that being said, I do feel as if I’m generally
getting what I pay for with the look and feel of the Nest devices. All right, that’s pretty
high level. There’s so much to each of these systems,
a myriad of components, so to give you the most accurate comparison we can, of these
two systems, we put the most relatable products from both Ring and Nest head to head. [music] Gabe: For home security systems, Ring Alarm
will compete against Nest Secure. For video doorbells, we have a team up of the Ring Video
Doorbell Two and Ring Video Doorbell Pro against the Nest Hello. For indoor cameras, the match-ups
will be Amazon Cloud Cam versus Nest Cam Indoor and Ring Stick Up Cam versus Nest Cam Indoor
IQ. For today’s outdoor camera robberies, we’re
going to have the Blink XT2 versus the Next Cam Outdoor and the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery
versus the Nest Cam Outdoor IQ. For thermostat and environmental monitoring, we have a brawl
between Ecobee4 and the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect. For smartest system visual hubs, we’ll be
pitting the Amazon Echo Show against the Google Nest Hub. For smartest system speakers, we’ll
be comparing Amazon Echo and Google Home. Now a quick note, if you’re just interested
in one or two of the specific components in these systems, we’ve time-stamped them below
in the description. The first category in our bout between Amazon
and Google are their respective home security systems, Ring Alarm and Google Nest Secure.
The Ring Alarm is a complete home security system that comes with the base station keypad,
motion sensor, contact sensor and range extender. When you’re thinking about setting this system
up, you’re going to do all of that with your Ring – Always Home app. It has step by step
instructions for setting this up, and just a small tip, make sure you do so at a patient
manner. Don’t try to set it all up at once. In that
Ring — Always Home app, you’re going to get your notifications on what’s going on within
your home, the ability to arm and disarm your system, and even watch the live streams of
your various Ring cameras. Now I will note that the mobile app has middling
reviews at 3.2 in the Apple App Store and 3.1 in the Google Play Store. If you’re looking
to install professional monitoring, which you definitely should, it’s going to be $10
a month or $100 a year to get the protection that your family needs that can make sure
the proper authorities arrive if something starts to happen. That also gives you that cellular backup just
in case you lose power. You’re not also losing your peace of mind. Shifting our view to the Google Nest Secure.
It is the quintessential minimalist home security system. It is essentially three-core components.
You got your hub that has a built in motion sensor. Your Contact Center which also has
a built in motion sensor and it comes with two key fobs. Of course, you can build-out this system as
however much you would like to. Now when you’re talking about setting it up, it’s a pretty
straightforward process, that you’re going to do with the Nest App. The Nest App will
walk you through the setup process, no matter how many pieces you decide to add. When it comes to interfacing with the Nest
App, that’s where you can be doing everything. Arming and disarming your system, getting
your notifications and viewing your Nest cameras. It has very mixed reviews online, in the Apple
App Store has 2.1 out of 5 stars, which is frankly quite abysmal. In the Google Play Store, it has 3.8 out of
5 stars. People seem to be having quite divergent experiences with Nest products, depending
on which operating system they use for their mobile device. Now if you decide to put professional
monitoring on your system, you can do so. Nest has partnered with Blinks, a third party
to bring professional monitoring and cellular backup for $29.99 a month. Looking at the Ring Alarm and Google Nest
Secure Home Security Systems. You’ll note that the Ring Alarm has a more traditional
look, and has more pieces than you’re typically find with something like the Google Nest Secure,
which is more modern and has a more minimalist approach to Home Security. However, they both offer similar functionality
when it comes to helping you to secure your home. The real differences lie in the pricing,
the Ring Alarm essentially costs half as much as the Nest Secure. Whereas Professional Monitoring
options cost about a third of the Blinks offered by Google Nest. [music] Gabe: Hold on. I hope you’re enjoying today’s
comparison of Amazon and Google Smart Home Security Ecosystems. To be kept up to date
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let’s get back to the video. [music] Gabe: The next category we’re going to go
over in our Amazon versus Google rivalry art video doorbells including the Ring Video Doorbell
2, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Nest Hello. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is capable
of 1080p high definition video, with 160 degree view. You’re going to get some pretty good daytime
vision. When you’re looking at the night vision option, it does reduce to 720. Naturally,
that’s the default state and you’ll notice that in the footage that we have provided. Now we’re not going to state that the night
vision is perfect. It definitely has some room for improvement, it’s definitely adequate
for the purposes of seeing what’s going on, on your front porch no matter the hour. When
it comes to installing the system, remember it is both a hardwire or battery system. If you don’t want to be bothered setting up
various elements to your Ring Doorbell 2, you can just use that rechargeable battery.
Now one thing we want to note, is when you’re installing this system using your mobile device,
you may find that you have some WiFi issues. That can be helped with a WiFi range extender
or the chime pro, which is something you can add to your Ring Video Doorbell order. What
that means is that not only will it serve as a WiFi range extender, because you might
be weirded out by the fact that your WiFi cuts out right at your front door, but it
also serves as a Chime. If you don’t have a doorbell chime built into
your home. You can get the chime sound directly from the extender itself. You get adjustable
motion detection with the Ring Video Doorbell 2, that makes sure you can reduce the number
of alerts you’re getting throughout the day, by just focusing on a smaller area and whatever
is being triggered. If you want advanced features, you can sign
up for ring protect plan, and it gives you not only extended cloud storage, but also
the ability to save clips. Moving to the Ring Video Doorbell pro, it
has that nice 1080p high definition video and a 160 degree field of view. We generally
light the daytime vision on the Ring Video Doorbell pro but at times the shadows are
darker, than we would like them to be. When it comes to night vision the Ring Video
Doorbell pro was really nice. We felt that the night vision was really strong and we
could see things clearly. When it comes to the installation process for the Ring Video
Doorbell pro, it is a sleeker design because there is no battery option. You’re going to have to hard wire this into
your home, and for us it didn’t take us very long considering we already have an existing
doorbell system in place. If you’re selling without that, you’re going to have to look
into getting something like a Chime Pro to facilitate that process. On top of that, you have a really nice advanced
feature of customizable motion zones. That really helped us to reduce the number of notifications
we were getting throughout the day. If you want to extend your cloud options, you can
do so with the Ring Protect Plan. That will also give the ability to save your clips. Looking at the Nest Hello video doorbell,
you’ll note that it has a little bit of a different visual perspective. It comes in
at 1600 by 1200, in terms of its resolution, which gives you a 4:3 aspect ratio, and a
160-degree field of view. When you’re thinking about what that reports
to, it basically means it has really nice daytime vision. We actually really also enjoy
it’s nighttime vision. It definitely brings something different to the table, but still
quite clear for both date and night. When you’re looking at installing it, we found
it to be a pretty straightforward process. You’ll begin in your Nest App. The Nest App
will walk you through the entire setup process, from finding the time box in your home, to
setting up the various wires that connect to this hardwired doorbell. In terms of other capabilities, it has a really
nice HD talk and listening capacity that really filters out ambient noise. If your next door
neighbor is mowing his lawn, it’s not going to interrupt your conversation with whoever’s
at your front door. If you decide to sign up for Nest Aware, you’ll
get extended cloud storage options, the ability to save clips, 24/7 live-streaming and facial
recognition. When you’re looking at these three video doorbells,
you note that they do offer a lot of the same functionality in terms of the [inaudible 11:58]
. You see what’s happening in your front yard and talk to whoever’s at your front door.
If you really want to see where they begin to differentiate themselves, you’re going
to look for example at the Ring Video Doorbell 2. That gives you the ability to have an entire
drawback experience with basically nothing hardwired. You can use the battery that comes
built-in and a Chime Pro, and you’d be ready to go. Or you could also look at something
like the Nest Hello, which brings facial recognition technology straight to your front door. [music] Gabe: The next items that we’re going to compare
in our battle between Amazon and Google, are the indoor cameras beginning with Amazon Cloud
Cam and Nest Cam Indoor. With your Amazon Cloud Cam, you’re getting that nice 1080p
high definition video, with that 120-degree field of view. When it comes to night vision, you’re going
to get eight infrared LEDs. You get that nice pretty clear picture during the darkness hours.
Beyond that, you’re going to note that the installation process is pretty simple. It’s
plug and play. You just place it somewhere and even wall mounting it takes less than
five minutes, as long as you’re handy with a drill. When it comes to advanced feature sets, you’re
going to pay for that Amazon Cloud Storage. It gives you extended options for storage
in terms of time, but also gives you the ability to set up zones for your Cam and have person
detection. The Nest Cam Indoor is similar to the Amazon
Cloud Cam. It also has 1080p high definition video, along with a 130-degree photo view,
making it a little bit wider than that of the Amazon Cloud Cam. When it comes in night
vision, it has eight infrared LEDs helping you to pick up whatever is taking place in
the dark. When you’re talking about installing it, it’s
really straightforward plug and play. Even mounting it on the wall with the included
mountain hardware is pretty easy. I had it done in less than five minutes, once I found
out where my drill was. When it comes to advanced features, you’re
going to pay for Nest Aware which gives you extended cloud options along with the ability
to have person detection, activity zones, and even save clips. Both the Amazon Cloud Cam and the Nest Cam
Indoor are similar in terms of feature-set and video quality. However, where they begin
to differ is when it comes to how they manage recording and Cloud Storage. The Amazon Cloud
Cam for example, does not continuously record. You’re going to begin to get an action past
the motion-triggering event, which means that you cannot rewind to where the event actually
began to take place, which can be a little bit problematic. On the other hand, the Nest
Indoor Cam can record for entire 24-hour period. You can, not only watch the moment that things
are triggered, but all the moments in between, if you so wished. When it comes to cloud storage, the Nest Cam
is not only significantly less affordable than the Amazon Cloud Cam, it also so makes
you pay for just one cam at a time which can start to stack up once you have a few different
cams. [music] Gabe: Continuing to look at indoor cameras
and our grapple between Amazon and Google, here we have the Ring Stick Up Cam and the
Nest Cam IQ Indoor. Looking at that Ring Stick Up Cam, it has at 1080p high definition video.
Where it really begins to impress us, is this 150-degree field of view. You’re really capturing
anything that’s taking place. When you’re looking at its night vision, it
works pretty well. We will note there are some exposure issues. It seemed to focus on
close options at the expense of the ability to focus on things at a distance. When it
comes to advanced features, you’re going to get that Ring Protect Basic Plan for three
dollars a month, which would give you the ability to save clips and have 60-day Cloud
Storage. When you’re looking at the Nest Cam IQ Indoor,
you’ll see a nice 1080p high definition video with a 130-degree field of view. When it comes
to night vision, it’s pretty solid. We do want to note that, we had one evening one
instance really, where it basically made a ghosting effect of one of our friends, washing
him out and making these wispy motions behind him, which were honestly a little bit creepy. That could have been reflective of our Internet
or something going on with our setup that evening. When it comes to other features,
it has Google Assistant built in. It’s not reliant on having a Google Home nearby. You
can speak directly to your Nest Cam IQ Indoor. That’s useful because it has an even more
powerful 2-way audio with a very loud speaker. You’ll be able to be heard and you’ll be able
to hear people on either side. When you’re thinking about advanced features, once you
get that extended cloud-storage option with Nest Aware, you also have access to facial
recognition technology and the ability to save clips. When looking at the Ring Stick Up Cam and
the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, you note that in many ways they offer a similar experience in terms
of the daytime vision. Even the night vision doesn’t diverge too much. You note that where
the Nest IQ Cam Indoor really distinguish itself from the Ring Stick Up Cam, is in the
built-in intelligence features that come right in the camera itself. You’ll note that the Ring Stick Up Cam distinguishes
itself and able to provide a very complete video experience for a more affordable price. [music] Gabe: Our next category in the clash between
Amazon and Google are going to be outdoor cameras beginning with the Blink XT2, and
the Nest Cam Outdoor. The Blink XT2 is a hardy, indoor/outdoor camera
that is capable of shooting a 1080p high-definition video, but it does default to 720, which is
going to be reflected in our footage. Now, why is that? That’s because it runs for two
years off of two AA batteries. For that optimal battery life, it’s going to reduce that resolution. However, we found the daytime vision to actually
be pretty solid. The one note we will make is that it only has a 100 degree field of
view, so it may miss a few things like it would miss in our backyard perspective. When
it comes to night vision, it actually does pretty well. We did run into some issues related to exposure
whitewashing out some of our buddies. Overall, the night vision is definitely solid. When
you’re talking about installing your Blink XT2 really straight forward and easy. You’re going to make sure your blink sync
module is set up on your Internet. Then you can put your Blink XT2 wherever you’d like.
We put it on the back porch and it was really easy to Mount. We just drilled the mounting
hardware into the actual roof itself and boom, stuck it up. Probably, took us less than seven minutes.
When you’re looking at your cloud storage options, it’s only going to be 7,200 seconds.
It’s free. That’s 7,200 seconds will begin to be overwritten once new footage starts
to be recorded. In terms of recording, it’s only going to
record once that motion triggering event has happened. It is not constantly recording like
you’ll have with some systems. There’s not going to be the ability to rewind because
it only starts to record once it’s triggered. Now, looking at the nest cam outdoor, it is
a home security camera that has IP65 weather-rated and comes through with a picture-perfect 1080p
high definition video in a 130-degree field of view. Just really capturing most of what’s
taking place in a really nice clear way. When it comes to night vision, it has eight
infrared LED, is providing us with an equally pleasant nighttime vision experience. When
you’re talking about installation, one thing to note, it is not a wireless system. You’re
going to be careful with cable management. Once you think about that, the other elements
of setting it up are quite easy. You simply take the mounting hardware that it comes with
and you can drill it up into a wall or roof pretty simply. When you’re looking at storage options, you’re
going to want to get that Nest Aware. Nest Aware not only gives you extended cloud storage,
but it also gives the ability to have advanced features like person detection alerts, saving
clips, and activity zones. While the Blink XT2 and the Nest Cam Outdoor
both work well in their core functions as outdoor surveillance cams, you will note that
there are significant differences in their video quality and feature sets that essentially
reflect at the gaps in the price points. [music] Gabe: The next pair of cameras we’re going
to shift our attention to are the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor. The Ring Spotlight Cam Battery is a wireless
camera powered by one or two batteries that you can basically put up anywhere and get
that nice 10 EDP high definition video. The day vision is solid, and it’s really enhanced
by the 140-degree field of view. When it comes to night vision, you can go
with your standard infrared LED night vision, or you can have what we call “color night
vision” with the aid of the spotlight. We had mixed results with the night vision
on the night vision on the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery. Down in Texas we found it was
quite pixelated. It defaulted to 720 and we just didn’t have as nice of an experience
as we were able to produce here in New York where we had that nice, clear-cut 10 EDP nighttime
vision. With the aid of the color night vision, everything
looks great and basically as if it were the middle of the day. When it comes to installing
your Ring Spotlight Cam Battery, it’s pretty straightforward. You take the mounting hardware
and drill it in to wherever you would like it to be. The whole process takes less than
10 minutes. It’s going to run off of that battery for
a couple of months. If you add another one you get even a few more months. The Ring Spotlight Cam Battery comes with
adjustable motion detection. For example, you maybe just want to know when a car pulls
into your driveway and not when any car is driving in the street. The Ring Spotlight
Cam Battery gives you that option. If you want to get advanced features, you
can sign up for the Ring Protect Plan which will give you not only extended cloud storage
but also the ability to save clips. Moving into the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, this
particular home security camera is really changing the game when it comes to visuals.
Not only does it have 10 EDP high-definition video but it has 4K sensors, HDR, and the
ability to motion track. If that’s not enough, it has 12X digital zoom, so you’re really
going to be able to pick out exactly what’s going on. What about its night vision? Well, here it
also excels. It has powerful infrared LEDs that really let you get a super clear picture
no matter how dark it is. Honestly, quite impressive. Now, when you thinking about installing it,
not only does it have the best in vision of any Nest product that we have seen but it’s
also the heaviest. All right you are going to make sure it it’s securely in place when
you are mounting it around your home and you are going to want to look out for cable management
ideas because remember, this is not a wireless device. Now when it comes to other features, you have
Google Assistant built in and a powerful two-way audio. No matter where someone is in your
backyard, I promise you, if you are talking to them through this device, they will hear
you. If you want to get extended options, you can
get the Nest Aware package, which not only gives you Cloud storage and gives you the
ability to save clips but it also has person detection and facial recognition. While the
Ring spotlight cam battery and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor both function really well as outdoor
security cameras. This is a great place to highlight where Amazon
and Google are kind of doing their own things in this space. The Ring spotlight cam battery
has that spotlight deterrence capability and with two batteries that you can place in. You can essentially set it up and forget about
it for a few months. Whereas with the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, they are really setting the
bar when it comes to the visual elements of a home security camera. They are unparalleled
when it comes to the artificial intelligence capabilities. [music] Gabe: The next category we are going to go
over in our rivalry between Amazon and Google are smart thermostats. An environment with
the Ecobee4 versus the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect. Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat is a dynamic device
that helps you to control your home’s temperature from where ever you happen to be in the world.
You have a mobile application that you can use on your handheld device to make sure that
the temperature everywhere is the same. That process is facilitated by the environment
of sensors that come with the Ecobee4 that make sure each room is exactly the temperature
you want it to be at. Now in terms of Amazon Alexa Integration, it really goes beyond what
you typically think of in terms of an Amazon Alexa skill and the fact that Amazon Alexa
is built into the Ecobee4. It has speakers, it has microphones, so you
can speak directly to your device. When you’re thinking about installing it, it may look
daunting. There are a lot of wires but it actually took me less than 30 minutes all
together. When it comes to advanced features, you have
Geo-fencing and scheduling among others that really help the Ecobee4 be that primary piece
for your actual internal environment. Moving forward with the Nest Learning Thermostat,
it gives you the ability to control your homes internal environment from where ever you are
in the world using the Nest app. If you happen to be home, you can actually use any Google
assisted powered device like a Google Home or a Google Nest Hub to control your Nest
Thermostat with your voice. Now using the Nest Learning Thermostat sensors,
you can actually make sure that each room is exactly at the temperature that you want
it to be. What’s excellent about this particular device is that it really does learn. It will begin to learn your patterns and know
what you like at different times of the day and it can coupled that with Geo-fencing capabilities
that it has. It’s using your mobile device to know whether you’re home. If you’re thinking
about the installation process, don’t worry. My experience, it was pretty straight forward.
I had it completely set up within half of an hour with the aid of the Nest installation
tutorials. If you coupled that in terms of the Nest Learning Thermostat with the Nest
Protect, you really get the full circle of environmental capabilities because the Nest
Protect is going to give you that CO2 and smoke monitoring to help keep you and your
family safe. When comparing the Ecobee4 and the Nest Learning
Thermostat, you’ll see that they have a lot of the same functionality when it comes to
maintaining your ideal or desired home environment. Where they really begin to distinguish themselves
is when you look at the artificial intelligence features on the Nest Learning Thermostat and
ability to really learn your schedule, behavior, and likes, versus the Ecobee4 which does not
have that capacity but is generally more compatible with homes heating systems across the board. [music] Gabe: The next devices we’re going to compare
in our Amazon versus Google showdown are the Amazon Echo Show and the Google Nest Hub.
Each of these devices are essentially smart assistant speakers with an ever-important
element of visuals. With an Amazon Echo Show, you’ll be able to
port your video from Amazon Cloud cam or your Ring stick up cam directly to the Echo Show
and see it on that nice big 10 inch screen. One thing to note, especially about the Amazon
Echo Show are the impressive sound capabilities. Really sounds like you’re going to get the
best out of a movie you happen to be watching or just seeing what your kids are doing upstairs.
Similarly, with the Google Nest Hub, you’ll be able to port your Nest Hello video doorbell,
your Nest cam outdoor, your Nest cam indoor IQ directly to this 7 inch LCD screen. Of course, this is a much smaller screen and
unfortunately the speakers also reflect that size. The speakers seem a little bit bland
as compared to the Amazon Echo Show. Overall, these devices give you pretty comparable functionality
and the real distinctions come down to screen size and sound quality. [music] Gabe: The next items we’re going to look at
and our bout between Amazon and Google are their smart assistant speakers. Each of these
speakers are the physical embodiment of their respective virtual assistant. For the Amazon
Echo, it’s going to be Amazon Alexa. For the Google Home, it’s going to be Google Assistant. Each of these, of course, has a multitude
of options in terms of productivity and entertainment and just natural language queries. For today,
we want to focus on their security attributes. With the Amazon Echo and the Google Home,
you get a lot. For example, I can ask my Amazon Echo, “Hey,
what’s going on in my driveway?” and have my ring spotlight cam battery video feed ported
directly to my Amazon Fire TV that I have posted up in my bedroom. Additionally, I can
say, “You know what? I’m leaving the house, please arm my home security system and have
that countdown begin for me.” I’ll walk out of the house and it’ll arm my security system. Similarly, with the Google Home, I can ask
it to port the video from my Nest cam outdoor and have that go directly to any Google Chrome
Cast enabled television. On top of that, I can also decide to secure or arm my Nest Secure
Home Security System just using my voice. Overall, you see that each of these devices
and their voice abilities give you enhanced functionality with your home security apparatus. [music] Gabe: All right. We’ve made it to the end
of our massive comprehensive comparison of Ring and Nest. Let me go ahead and wrap it
up with a breakdown. We’ve discovered a lot when it comes to the Ring ecosystem. Like
the fact that you’re going to get a lot of flexibility when it comes to building out
the components of your system. It’s also going to be better for the more
price conscious consumer. In terms of the hardware and subscription options, there’s
going to be nicer to your wallet or your purse. I say this without taking anything away from
the actual performance capacity of the Ring system which is definitely more than adequate. I will note that the Ring alarm home security
system is going to be a bit more clunky of an install than what you’d find with the Nest
Secure home security system. Competitively speaking, it lax when it comes to artificial
intelligence and 24/7 recording. After a deep dive into the Nest ecosystem,
we found that this is generally a more cohesive system. It’s really simple to set up, intuitive
to use, even convenient. When it comes to the build quality, it’s mighty impressive,
image quality as well. If you’re looking at things like artificial
intelligence and 24/7 video recording, you’re going to get that with the Nest. The flip
side is that not only is it going to be a more capital intensive investment to begin
with, but the monthly maintenance is also quite expensive, especially as compared to
the Ring ecosystem. If you want to use every element of the cameras,
you’re going to have to pay substantially more. Artificial intelligence does not come
without that Nest aware subscription. If you want to get professional monitoring which
we always suggest you do at Security Baron, that’s also going to be a significant cost,
especially as compared to the Ring home security system. Personally, I really enjoyed setting up and
getting to know both the Ring and Nest ecosystems. With the Ring, I think of it as that solid
system that’s going to give you more than adequate performance at a very reasonable
price. As with the Nest, you’re going to get the
top shelf on everything, but you’re definitely going to be paying for it. The way I personalize
that experience is I think of the Nest as what my brothers should have. They live in a larger apartment not only in
terms of number of people, but also there’s just a significant amount of space and a lot
of people coming in and out. They could definitely use the facial recognition and just the extra
details that come with the Nest home security system along with just a static re-pleasing
element of this ecosystem. Whereas with the Ring system, I think of it
as more something for my parents who are in a suburb who need some flexibility and they
definitely want affordability. They’re not a ton of people living with them at this point
because we’re all here in New York. They can definitely use everything that comes
with this system, but they don’t need those finer elements like artificial intelligence
or 24/7 video recording. Either way, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Ring unless
just paying attention to what it is that you need for you and your family. [background music] Gabe: That concludes our comparison of Amazon
versus Google, aka Ring versus Nest smart home security ecosystems. If you’ve appreciating
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from Security Baron. Be secure.

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