Nest Hello Video Doorbell Product Review

One of the latest smart home trends for the past couple years has been video doorbells that increase your security using their app to view who is at the door. They are easy to install and the sense of safety you get from installing a video doorbell is worth it. One of the newest video doorbell launched this year in March was the Nest Hello.

Nest Hello is a hardwired smart video doorbell with facial recognition. It was developed to replace your existing wired doorbell to deliver HD video and bright, crisp images, even at night to your smartphone.  Nest Hello is designed to show you everything at your doorstep from people head to toe or packages on the ground. It has 24/7 LIVE streaming that you can check in anytime or you can go back and look at a 3-hour snapshot history to see what happened.

I recently decided to get a video doorbell since I had some unsafe situations happen at my thought was safe condo. After researching which one would fit my safety needs I decided on Nest Hello Video Doorbell.

When you purchase the Nest Hello the box will come with:

  • Nest Hello video doorbell
  • Chime connector
  • 15° wedge
  • Release tool
  • Masonry drill bit
  • Window decal
  • Wall plate
  • Extension wires
  • Wall anchors
  • Screws
  • Quick Start Guide

Installation of the Nest Hello and the downloading of their App is key. Installation of the Nest can be easily by yourself by following the instructions in the box if your tech saavy.

If you aren’t tech saavy or need help installing the Nest Hello professionally please contact one of their professionals located here:

The APP was easy to set up after installation and before you know it you are going live seeing all the motions and people passing your front door. The options on the dashboard include the live feed, Quiet Time Option, Talk (to the person at your door), make a clip and see how many people coming to your door.

The live feed recently helped me out when an unknown person was knocking on my door like a crazy person and paced out in front of the door for an hour. If it was for the Nest Hello Video Door Bell I’m not sure what would have happened!

Nest Hello video doorbell Full Product Specs Are Below:

  • Weight: 4.55 oz (129 g)
  • Product requirements: Requires a wired doorbell and chime.
  • Power requirements: 16V AC–24V AC; requires a 10VA transformer and wired doorbell
  • Camera: 1/3-inch, 3-megapixel (2K) color sensor, 8x digital zoom
  • Video: HD UXGA 1600 x 1200, up to 30 frames/sec, H.264 encoding, HDR
  • Field of view: 160° diagonal
  • Audio: High-quality speaker and microphone
  • Lights: RGB light ring and status light
  • Night Vision: 850 nm infrared LEDs
  • Security: 128-bit AES with TLS/SSL
  • Wireless:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz or 5GHz (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported)
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    • 15.4 at 2.4GHz
  • Connectivity requirements:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz or 5GHz (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported).
    • Working broadband internet connection with at least 2 Mbps upload speed (DSL may not qualify).
    • Requires a compatible phone or tablet with the free Nest app and Bluetooth 4.0. For more info visit:
  • Bandwidth requirements:
    • At 1600 x 1200, Nest Hello requires 800 to 2000 Kbps of upload bandwidth while streaming video. Nest Hello will use more bandwidth to stream video when there is more motion in the scene.
    • At 1600 x 1200, each Nest Hello could use 150GB to 600GB of upload bandwidth per month depending on the video quality setting.
    • If you subscribe to Nest Aware, your Nest Hello streams all video to the cloud for secure offsite storage.
  • Languages:
    • English (US, UK)
    • Dutch
    • French (Canada, France)
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish (Americas, Spain)
  • Quick responses are currently available in:
    • English (US, UK)
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • Finnish
    • French (Canada, France)
    • German
    • Italian
    • Norwegian
    • Spanish (Americas, Spain)
    • Swedish
  • Green Compliance:
    • RoHS compliant
    • REACH compliant
    • Recyclable packaging
    • Title 20 battery charger compliant
  • Support and limited warranty
    • Comes with a 2-year limited warranty (details in box).
    • Also includes theft replacement policy.

If you’re concerned with your personal safety at home or just need the extra security I strongly suggest looking into the Nest Hello. For more information about Nest Hello please visit:


Source: Nest Hello