Google Home to announce who’s at the door via Nest Hello doorbell

Google Home to announce who’s at the door via Nest Hello doorbell
Nest’s first smart doorbell Nest Hello now has a further Google Home-integrated feature. When a familiar face shows up at the front door, Google Home will tell homeowners who the person is.

The feature is included in Nest Aware’s “Familiar Faces” functionality. Using the facial recognition technology, Nest security products recognize a face and asks users to give it a name. From that moment, it will recognizes people who visit the house often.

When it does know the person, the Nest Hello will pass the message to Google Home and the speaker will say, for example, “Hey there’s Alex. Alex is here. Hi, Alex.” It tells homeowners who is at the door before they walk to answer the door.

Nest Hello features a HDR 160-degree camera and a built-in wedge so that users can adjust the angle of the camera to match the doorstep setup. The device’s speaker and microphone allow users to communicate with guests at the door via their smartphones.

Other features include “Nap Time Mode,” which puts do-not-disturb status for the house; “Quick Response” that lets users to pre-record a message and play it when someone specific come and visit, for instance, to tell delivery person to leave the package at the door; and “Warm Welcome” which would shine a light to greet anyone who walks up to the door.

For Nest Aware subscribers, Hello will constantly monitor activity by the front door and send them notifications while some abnormal events happen, for example, strangers are talking. In this case, homeowners won’t miss any suspicious actions around their front door whether the doorbell rang or not.

Nest campaigns its new doorbell with a free Google Home Mini give-away if consumers pre-order the product by 14th March. At the just ended Oscar event, Google also invested in several advertisement slots for Google Assistant and Nest Hello, titled “Make Google Do It.”

The Nest Hello will be available in March for for $229. However, according to latest reports, consumers won’t see any Nest products being sold on Amazon.com.
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