Easy to install and battery powered.
Not all living situations allow for a Ring Video Doorbell to be installed at the front door, but the company hopes to change that with its latest announcement. The Ring Door View Cam is the company’s fifth video doorbell, and it’s easily installed in place of your existing door viewer (aka the peephole), which is often found on doors in apartments and condos. Installation doesn’t require running any wires or drilling any holes, and it can be completed in just a few minutes.
Nest didn’t reinvent the doorbell — that was done already. But it’s made the best one you can buy.
In retrospect, I should have seen this coming long ago. The idea of a video doorbell isn’t all that novel. It’s just a basic button, camera, speaker and mic, with some flashing lights tossed in. That’s not all that technologically advanced, right?
Nest has two products that will begin to ship today: the Hello video doorbell and the ‘Nest x Yale Lock.’ We knew that the Hello doorbell would begin to ship out today, though the completely keyless Nest x Yale Lock is a bit more of a surprise.
The Nest Hello.