That is the brand new Nest Howdy good doorbell.

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Nest debuted a bunch of recent units ultimately week’s press occasion — the Nest Cam IQ Outside safety digicam, the Nest Howdy good doorbell and the Nest Safe alarm system. The Google firm additionally reintroduced the long-anticipated Linus Lock, now known as the Nest Yale Lock. 

What was as soon as a restricted lineup of six standalone merchandise is now a reasonably complete dwelling safety and security suite. This all occurred actually quick by Nest requirements. It took the smart-home producer roughly six years to churn out its first six merchandise; the whole lot else was introduced (or redebuted, within the case of the Nest Yale Lock) at a single press occasion.

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Out of the blue, Nest is not solely providing a possible resolution to your janky, previous thermostat. Now it is a complete Google-backed dwelling safety and automation system. This is the whole lot you might want to know to make sense of the brand new Nest good dwelling.

The brand new Nest

This is a short overview of every new system:

Nest Cam IQ Outside – Price, $349. Out there for preorder now, delivery in November.

Just like the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, the IQ Outside has a 4K picture sensor, 1080p HD reside streaming, a movement sensor, two-way audio, free Individual Alerts and non-obligatory Acquainted Face Alerts with a Nest Conscious cloud subscription. 

Nest Howdy – Price, TBD. Out there in early 2018.

The Howdy is Nest’s first video doorbell. Full with HD reside streaming, movement detection, free Individual Alerts and non-obligatory Acquainted Face Alerts, Nest’s inaugural buzzer has quite a lot of the identical smarts as its IQ product line. 

Nest Safe – Price, $499. Out there for preorder now, delivery in November.

Nest’s Safe alarm system is one other new enterprise for the smart-home model. Relatively than sticking to standalone merchandise, they’re now providing this bundled safety package. Safe features a Guard hub (with 85-decibel siren), two Detect door/window sensors and two Tags for rapidly arming and disarming the Guard hub.

Nest Yale Lock – Price, TBD. Out there in early 2018.

We first wrote in regards to the Nest Yale Lock in 2015, when it was known as the Yale Linus Lock. Nest hasn’t had a lot to say in regards to the Linus in recent times, besides that it was nonetheless in improvement. Now, it appears, Nest is *almost* able to convey this system to market in partnership with lock maker Yale. 

The previous Nest

Earlier than the Nest Cam IQ Outside, Safe and Howdy merchandise had been introduced, Nest had a small, six-device roster:

When you all the time had the choice of shopping for a number of Nest thermostats, safety cameras and smoke detectors to go well with the scale of your private home, numerous heating and cooling zones and extra, there was no central hub to handle the whole lot. 

As a substitute, the app served as the principle level of entry the place you’d configure your Nest units and make any vital changes to settings. The app is not going wherever, however the Safe system offers Nest a hub. That does not imply it’s important to purchase it, although. 

What measurement Nest fits you greatest?

As all the time, you should purchase any of Nest’s standalone merchandise and handle them by way of Nest’s internet and cellular apps. Which means one thermostat, one lock, one doorbell — no matter product you want to your dwelling. However, when you’re out there for a extra full safety system, Nest can now deal with that too. 

In a phrase, Nest has made the whole lot scalable, so you’ll be able to choose and select precisely what you need and ignore the remaining. Listed here are your principal choices as I see it:

Standalone units: Snag a single product for a single use case in your house. That is something from the $99 Nest Defend on as much as the $349 Nest Cam IQ Outside (delivery in November). Configure it within the Nest app, and fortunately neglect about the remainder of Nest’s product lineup.

Entry-level safety system: We’re reserving last judgments till we really get to check Nest Safe, however, Nest’s new $499 alarm system is perhaps best for you in order for you a fundamental DIY dwelling safety system. Arm and disarm the siren-equipped hub primarily based on your private home and away schedule — and use the Detect open/shut sensors and the Tag arm/disarm sensors for extra monitoring. Join Nest’s non-obligatory skilled monitoring service by way of Moni in order for you another person maintaining a tally of your private home as properly. 

Safety and standalone units: This is the place you get to expertise most (or all) of the Nest lineup — a Nest Safe system, coupled with different Nest equipment. Have your Nest cams file video footage to enrich your Nest Safe system. Let your Nest Howdy doorbell talk along with your Nest Yale Lock to manage the door. Pricing will differ primarily based on the precise product mixture you select, however it will begin round $600 for a $499 Nest Safe system and a $99 Nest Defend smoke detector. 

Word: It’s also possible to add extra Detect open/shut sensors ($59) and Tag arm/disarm sensors ($25) to your Safe system as wanted. Get extra Nest product pricing data right here.

The larger query

Whereas Nest is doing fascinating issues with dwelling safety (notably by sticking facial recognition tech in outside cameras and doorbells), I am not but satisfied Nest Safe provides a lot to what’s already on the market. DIY programs like Abode, Scout and Simplisafe have been round for awhile and provide quite a lot of the identical options as Nest’s Safe (and, in some circumstances, for much less cash). Once more, we’ll have to check out all of Nest’s Safe to make sure, however $499 certain looks as if quite a bit to spend on a hub and handful of sensors. 


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