This year, Google has a list of things which the company has updated. But this is something new. This is not an update, this is actually a new service called “Nest Hello”, which is a doorbell with the feature of facial recognition in the UK.
Nest Hello is considered to be the biggest competitor of Amazon’s Ring. This service by Google was launched in March in the US. This is the first new home security product by Google which has ever made to the UK, even before its Nest Secure alarm system.
Nest Hello is available for £229 which is connected through Wi-Fi, is a smart doorbell with a camera able to cover a wide-range that captures high definition and resolution videos, and also has night vision. It notifies the user via an alert with an image from the camera to the connected device and users can talk to the visitor via the doorbell from anywhere, while connecting to the Internet.
The doorbell is even able to answer on your behalf as well, but it is limited to three messages like “we’ll be right there.” The big feature which differentiates this service from others is the machine-learning innovation which is able to evaluate the video from the entrance, which as per the search giant (Google) is able to differentiate between individuals walking by, delivery people or visitors and loitering thieves, and only notifies when needed.
Head of EMEA product marketing, Lionel Guicherd-Callin, said, “We’ve designed a doorbell that can give you the experience that makes your entrance secure and safer, yet still make it feel friendly.”
Guicherd-Callin added, “Along with notifying the users about the person at the door, we can tell that your children are at the entrance or if there is someone at the entry to whom you don’t know.”
The Nest Hello will be available from June 13, 2018, and in two cost variants which have £229 (DIY installation) and £329 (professional fitting) and require 2MB Internet.