Nest introduces Hello, its first video doorbell

Nicole Lee
It was just a few weeks ago when Nest introduced the E, a budget version of its smart thermostat, and just a couple of months before that when it unveiled the new Nest Cam IQ.

It was just a few weeks ago when Nest introduced the E, a budget version of its smart thermostat, and just a couple of months before that when it unveiled the new Nest Cam IQ. But the company is not done with announcing new products just yet. In an event in San Francisco this morning, Nest announced yet another new product, and it's the Nest Hello, its first-ever video doorbell.

Nest says it has a 4:3 HD video with HDR and 160-degree field of view. It also has a microphone button, a speaker, a light ring, a status LED and of course it connects to your phone via Bluetooth LE. According to Nest, the camera in the doorbell can let you see the person at your door from head to toe, with an aspect ratio that accommodates both the wide and tall view.

What's more, the Hello incorporates some of Nest Cam IQ's smart tech, with both person-detection and facial recognition. That means it knows when your grandmother's come over, versus if there's a stranger at the door. It also boasts


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