X
Why You Can Trust CNET

Our expert, award-winning staff selects the products we cover and rigorously researches and tests our top picks. If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Reviews ethics statement

Nest Hello doorbell brings smart surveillance to your stoop

The $229 Nest Hello video doorbell has facial recognition and other advanced features.

meganwollertonportraits0719-23a
meganwollertonportraits0719-23a

Megan Wollerton

See full bio
nest-hello-product-photos-2
1 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Nest's Hello video doorbell costs $229 (roughly £165/AU$290 converted).

nest-hello-product-photos-8
2 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

It has a 1,600x1,200 HD resolution.

nest-hello-product-photos-6
3 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Press the doorbell and you get a push alert sent to your phone.

nest-hello-product-photos-1
4 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

From there, you can view a live video feed of what's happening outside and even communicate with the person through two-way talk.

nest-hello-product-photos-3
5 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Nest also offers prerecorded messages such as, "You can leave it," "We'll be right there" and "No one can come to the door."

nest-hello-product-photos-4
6 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

This video doorbell works with Alexa, Google Assistant and other Nest products. 

nest-hello-product-photos-7
7 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

The Hello can detect general motion, sound and also tell you when it sees a person.

nest-hello-product-photos-5
8 of 8 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

If you pay for the Nest Aware subscription service, you can also create a database of friends, family members or anyone else who regularly comes to your house (dog walker, home care professional, repair person, etc.) and you'll get a custom alert when the camera detects that particular person. 

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

84 Photos
2023 Honda CR-V EX-L Is a Handsome Crossover

More Galleries

2023 Honda CR-V EX-L Is a Handsome Crossover

14 Photos
The Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

36 Photos
VW Gen Travel Concept Is Electric, Autonomous and Really Freakin' Cool

More Galleries

VW Gen Travel Concept Is Electric, Autonomous and Really Freakin' Cool

26 Photos
DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

More Galleries

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

10 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos