Step 2: Wrap it up
But my favorite thing about the Nest Hello is its ability to scan faces and tell you who is at your front door from images of friends and family members you ID in the app. No other video doorbell I've tested offers facial recognition, though, and I liked it more than I expected. The fact that Nest now offers such a comprehensive lineup of smart home and home security products doesn't hurt either because many of the devices work together fairly seamlessly.
You can also ask Alexa or Google Assistant to pull up your Hello doorbell's live feed on a screen-compatible device. Yes, you have to pay a little more for the Hello, and I wish Nest offered free cloud video history like August and SkyBell, but this full-featured smart doorbell is worth it. I personally like the Hello's design, because it actually looks like a doorbell and it's narrow enough to fit on most door frames.
Installing it was easy, too, despite an important caveat that I'll get to in a minute. You download the Nest app for Android or iOS and follow the step-by-step guide to get everything going. Strangely, Nest's Hello comes with a "required" accessory called a "chime connector. Digital chimes are often more problematic for smart doorbells than mechanical ones, so companies often provide workarounds so digital chimes will work with their products.
SkyBell offers something similar called a Digital Doorbell Adapter. The Hello's chime connector appears to perform a different function, but the most information I could get from Nest was that it helps prevent shorting. While it's inconvenient to install this thing, it wasn't hard -- and like Nest's other installs, everything is detailed clearly in the app.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro does come with a transformer accessory that seems to offer the same functionality as Nest's chime connector. Ring doesn't explicitly state that the transformer is required, though: This transformer is meant as a drop- in upgrade for existing doorbell systems, to solve power-related issues. As far as the basics go, the Nest Hello is competitive with its counterparts, with the exception of the free cloud storage available with August and SkyBell cameras and its operating temperature range.
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