Nest Hello: Intelligent Doorbell that Welcomes Friendly Guests and Drives Away Intruders
If you want your front door to be welcoming without compromising your family’s security, then the intelligent video doorbell, Nest Hello, is for you.
How Nest Hello Welcomes Friendly Guests
When guests visit your home, the first thing that they look for is your doorbell.
Every time your Nest Hello detects a person, the ring around the doorbell button lights up, showing your visitor where to ring the bell.
The Nest Hello video doorbell works with traditional chimes. Once your visitor presses the doorbell’s button, it rings the chime inside your home – similar to your traditional doorbell. If your existing chime wires aren’t compatible with Nest Hello, you might need to have an electrician install this device for you.
As soon as the Nest Hello detects a person, you’ll receive a notification – even if the visitor hasn’t rung the bell yet. You’ll receive the notification through the Nest app on your smartphone or tablet.
If you subscribe to Nest Aware, you’ll be able to see a live video feed via the Nest app. If you don’t subscribe to Nest Aware, you’ll be shown a snapshot of the person through the Nest app.
Once you receive a person notification via the Nest app, you have 3 options (even if you are away from the home):
- Use HD Talk & Listen
Nest Hello is equipped with a microphone and speaker. Your guest can communicate with you through the doorbell and you are able to respond using your smartphone or tablet via the Nest app.
This doorbell’s microphone and speaker are designed to make the interaction natural, not like talking to a machine or robot. The Nest Hello has noise and echo cancellation capabilities which will allow both you and your guest to hear each other loud and clear.
- Select Quick Response
Quick response is a message that you record prior to your guest’s arrival at your front door. For instance, you can pre-record a message for deliveries: “Thanks, you can just leave it at the front door.” This option is ideal if you’re busy and cannot engage in an interaction with your visitor.
If you need time to answer the door, you can also record a message that says “Just a moment, I’ll be right there.”
- Ignore Option
You also have the option to ignore the notification alert if you’re not interested in interacting with your guest. If you choose this option, your Nest Hello won’t give any sign whether you’re at home or not.
Even as you opt not to interact with your guest, you can still watch the live video feed using your smartphone or tablet via the Nest app if you wish to know what the guest does while he or she is at your door.
How Nest Hello Guards Your Front Door From Intruders
The front door is the preferred entry point for intruders to access your home. This is also the place where packages are stolen since they are often left at the front door.
Aside from welcoming your friendly visitors, Nest Hello also functions as an outdoor camera, watching over your front door and your home.
Nest Hello’s camera differentiates a person from a thing and sends you a notification to your smartphone or tablet even if the unwelcome visitor doesn’t touch the Nest Hello doorbell.
The image quality of the footage taken by the doorbell’s camera is in high definition (HD). The camera’s night vision enables you to see sharp details even in dark areas. The camera also has a 160° wide angle and 4:3 aspect ratio which allows you to see the area around your front door.
If you subscribe to Nest Aware, Nest Hello’s camera will continuously record everything 24/7 for up to 30 days. For instance, if the package that was delivered to your front door earlier goes missing, you can scan through the video – not just clips – history for the day to see what happened to your package.
If you want to see what happened in the last 30 days, you can opt to watch the whole 30 day video footage. You’ll also be provided with a 3 hour snapshot history to see what happened.
Nest Aware can also provide a notification that distinguishes a familiar person from a stranger.
With Nest Hello’s built-in microphone and speaker, you can deter package thieves and intruders by saying, via the Nest app, “Can I help you?” or “Go away!”
The Nest Hello doorbell is designed in such a way that an intruder would have difficulty detaching the device out of its mounting bracket by force. This device can only be separated from its mounting bracket with the help of Nest Hello’s custom-made removal tool.
In addition, intruders can’t steal the video footage taken by Nest Hello as the video footage is stored securely in the cloud. If you subscribe to Nest Aware, you can review the video footage and share a video clip – if a crime were to be committed in front of your door, you would be able to share the clip with the police.
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