Nest makes massive home security play with new doorbell, camera and alarm system

Nest has announced a slew of new smart home security products, including a doorbell, alarm system and a new outdoor camera.

The headline announcement is the new Hello video doorbell, which will look to rival the market leader Ring. It records video in HD with HDR (4:3) and can be streamed live to the Nest app.

You’ll need a Nest Aware subscription to view full recordings, but those without can still get frames from recordings whenever activity is spotted on the doorstep.

As well as alerts whenever the doorbell is actually rung, users can choose to receive notifications whenever Hello senses motion.

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It also enables two way audio, allowing you to tell a delivery guy to leave your parcel in the garden shed. You can also record standardised responses.

There’s also a helpful Nap mode where the bell won’t ring at all; heavenly for those coming in after night shifts.

The Nest Hello won’t arrive until early next year and the company is yet to reveal a price tag.

Next up is the Nest Cam IQ outdoor. The company says it’s waterproof (IP66), tamper resistant and “seriously sharp.”

The camera is HDR enabled and offers face recognition technology. That way it won’t be sounding the alarm when your children are scampering around in the garden, but will alert you if there’s a stranger snooping around.

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The firm wants $350 for the camera, which builds upon its last outdoor offering, but offers a $100 discount on the price of a pair.

Raise the alarm

Finally the company is launching its first alarm system imaginatively named the Nest Secure alarm system.

It features a Nest Guard alarm hub and a Nest Tag that goes on your keys and enables you to disable it upon entry. You’ll also be able to set or disable the alarm from anywhere using the Nest app.

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The starter pack also comes with a couple of Detect home sensors (more can be bought separately) that’ll trigger the alarm with motion.

Nest is charging $500 for the starter pack, but you can bundle in a Cam IQ camera for $598.

Again, the company is hoping your expenditure will be supplemented by an Active subscription offering access to premium features.

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