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Preorder Nest Hello Video Doorbell ($229) and get a Google Home Mini Free @ nest.com

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Nest has their new video doorbell up for preorder for $229. If you preorder, you get a google home mini for free.

The nest hello is a bit more expensive than some other doorbells, but if you are already invested in the nest ecosystem, this might be something worth checking out. Plus it has some features that others don't.

-The doorbell doesn't have to be pressed or detect motion to use the camera, you can view the camera 24/7.
-It's 4:3 instead of 16:9 which supposedly lets you see the person from head to toe.
-quick responses with pre-recorded messages

It does require a nest aware subscription for $10/mo or $100/yr to record video, but it comes with some additional features as well.

Unfortunately it doesn't use batteries and will have to be wired to your home.

https://store.nest.com/product/ne...o/NC5100US

Additional info about the Hello can be found here. Offer ends 3/14/18. Units should ship in March too.

https://nest.com/doorbell/nest-hello/overview/
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Created 02-14-2018 at 07:39 PM by tdubztx
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One very important thing to note though if you are looking for a smart/video doorbell is that the Nest Hello requires power wiring. So if your home does not have wiring already to power your doorbell, you will have to opt for something else like the Ring Doorbell 1 or 2 which supports rechargeable batteries.

I have two Nest Cams at home and would love to try this but can't due to the above (or I will have to do some house projects / hiring a contractor to help).
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Do they charge your card once it ships or right away?
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Cloud recording- $100/year
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what's the purpose for these door bell? does potential burglar care to ring it if they know why door bell does now days? these thing are so huge they can see it a mile away to know to avoid those area from motion detection, just hang a few ISIS flag outside your house you get the entire US government monitoring your house with tax payer money
They're useful for catching thieves stealing delivered packages off of your doorstep. The nest cameras (and I assume the doorbell) don't trigger on movement to start recording either. They're always recording
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They're useful for catching thieves stealing delivered packages off of your doorstep. The nest cameras (and I assume the doorbell) don't trigger on movement to start recording either. They're always recording
Plus for lazy people like me, I can see who just rang my doorbell and determine if I feel like getting up or not to answer it lol
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Records to the cloud for a fee and does not look like there is a option to locally record, Also requires wiring to work which is a pain for some. Overall its a bit overpriced for what it does, to me its a pass. Being part of the nest ecosystem is not really a + or - so that point is mute. There are better options.
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This thing is enormous and atrocious looking. Ring Pro has a much smaller footprint and looks a ton better.
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It's actually .1 inch taller, .15 inch smaller in width, and .2 inches thicker than the ring pro. I'd hardly call that a "much smaller footprint."

Ring pro = 4.5 x 1.85 x .8in
Nest Hello = 4.6 x 1.7 x 1in
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Records to the cloud for a fee and does not look like there is a option to locally record, Also requires wiring to work which is a pain for some. Overall its a bit overpriced for what it does, to me its a pass. Being part of the nest ecosystem is not really a + or - so that point is mute. There are better options.
I could see it being a plus if you like to only use one app and already like/trust nest products.

Do any other doorbells record locally besides doorbird? And do any others not require a fee to record? I think doorbird and skybell don't, and maybe the new upcoming amazon one doesn't. I'd think the comparable product from ring would be the ring pro which is $249 ($20 more) and doesn't come with a free google mini and also requires a subscription to record videos and has similar features.

I'm not advocating any doorbell over the other. I myself am still debating on which one to buy. I just was putting this deal out there for others who might be interested.
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One very important thing to note though if you are looking for a smart/video doorbell is that the Nest Hello requires power wiring. So if your home does not have wiring already to power your doorbell, you will have to opt for something else like the Ring Doorbell 1 or 2 which supports rechargeable batteries.

I have two Nest Cams at home and would love to try this but can't due to the above (or I will have to do some house projects / hiring a contractor to help).
Most existing doorbells have the necessary power. Do you not have a doorbell on your house? This doesn't require 110 volt at the doorbell.
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what's the purpose for these door bell? does potential burglar care to ring it if they know why door bell does now days? these thing are so huge they can see it a mile away to know to avoid those area from motion detection, just hang a few ISIS flag outside your house you get the entire US government monitoring your house with tax payer money
There have been instances where a suspect would wait until the home owner answers the door to force their way through. This will let you answer the door without opening the door. You can also make it look like someone's home.

Just because you can't see a use case doesn't mean there isn't one. In fact, there's quite a bit with one of these.
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Most existing doorbells have the necessary power. Do you not have a doorbell on your house? This doesn't require 110 volt at the doorbell.
Nope! I don't and according to Nest, 25% of houses won't work either. Just warning people to read up on the requirements before purchasing. Read here: https://nest.com/support/article/...-your-home
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people getting duped by these cloud based doorbells. Ring has bamboozled everybody with the tons of money they put in marketing.

Get yourself something like the HK Vision variants of doorbell cams. on board expandable micro SD card recording and can connect to a more true legit home security nvr ONVIF which then you can access anywhere online, more control, more power, no monthly fees, higher full resolution and bitrate recording since done locally first

Especially if your doorbell is wired, by pass all these gimmicks and go for that
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