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Google Introduces Nest Doorbell To Be Powered By Battery

Google Introduces Nest Doorbell To Be Powered By Battery

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Google has announced that its Nest’s mission is to create a home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it by introducing a Nest Doorbell powered by a battery to get users' front door connected.

Google made the announcement in a blog post: “Today we’re introducing our next-generation Nest Cams and Doorbell: Google Nest Doorbell (battery) is our first battery-powered doorbell ($179.99).”

The battery-powered version of the doorbell will allow Google to better compete with the likes of Ring and Arlo, both of which offer a battery doorbell, meaning you don't need any wiring to install it - you just have to mount it by your door and connect it to your Wi-Fi network.

The Nest Doorbell supports existing wiring and the camera is designed to give users a head-to-toe view of callers. This will enable users to see what is happening right across your doorstep, not just at head level. It also supports HDR, so you'll get a better picture in all conditions.

The new Nest Doorbell (battery) offers on-device intelligence that detects for itself what it is seeing, able to pick out people, animals, vehicles, and packages, all without needing a subscription.

Google says that on-device machine learning makes this a smarter doorbell, so those responses are faster, allowing it to identify stuff that matters and ignore the things that don't matter - like branches waving in the wind.

That should also mean that you're not overwhelmed with notifications on your phone, telling you about things that don't matter.

Users will be able to control their Nest Doorbell through the Google Home app (including viewing the charge level) and it will work with the Nest Hub, so you can just use voice to see what's happening at your door.

Users will still be able to get Nest Aware subscriptions for the Nest Doorbell, which will allow 30 days of event recording in the cloud.

The new Nest Doorbell will make it a lot easy for many more people to choose a Google device for the front door, enjoying the benefits that Ring and Arlo have offered for some time.

The new battery-powered Nest Doorbell will be available for preorder and will go on sale on Aug. 24. The Nest Doorbell will be available in the UK, U.S., Canada, and many European countries.


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