Those who’ve been in the market for a video doorbell to add to their array of smart home devices may want to check out a sale on some options from Google Nest. A sale has dropped the prices of Nest video doorbells by 28 percent. That means the second-gen Nest Doorbell Wired has dropped to $130, which is a record low for that model.
The latest iteration of the device can continuously record footage for up to 10 days at a time if you have a Nest Aware Plus subscription. A Nest Aware subscription includes 30 days of event video history and a familiar face detection function.
Otherwise, Nest offers a free three-hour event history of video clips of up to five minutes in length, plus two-second previews. The device can detect motion, people, packages, animals and vehicles and provide you with intelligent alerts without the need for a subscription, Google says. You’ll be able to chat with whoever’s at your door or use pre-recorded messages.
There’s the option to view a live video feed of what your doorbell’s camera can see via Google Assistant- and Amazon Alexa-compatible devices. You’ll be able to use compatible Nest and Alexa speakers as a doorbell chime — the Nest Doorbell Wired requires a chime and transformer to work. Oddly, this model does not support the Nest app or website. You’ll need to use the Google Home app (or a compatible voice assistant) to manage it instead.
Meanwhile, the battery-powered Nest Doorbell is also on sale for $130, though that’s $10 more than the all-time-low price. That version does not support continuous recording, but it does offer live video streaming with HDR and night vision (it captures footage in 720p resolution).
You’ll still have the option to hook this device up to your existing doorbell wires. if you opt to stick with battery power and you suffer an outage or the WiFi cuts out, the doorbell will store up to 1 hour of recorded events.
In addition to the doorbells, the Nest Cam with Floodlight is also on sale. It’s down from $280 to $220, which is the lowest price we’ve seen for it so far this year. It can capture footage at 1080p, including up to 10 days of around-the-clock recording for Nest Aware Plus members. The floodlight will activate automatically when the camera detects important activity. You’ll be able to control the brightness of the lights through the Google Home app.
Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.
This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/googles-nest-doorbells-are-28-percent-off-right-now-144508315.html?src=rss
Brought to you by USA Today Read the rest of the article here.