Google announces a new video doorbell and three new security cameras
4:28

Google announces a new video doorbell and three new security cameras

Home
Speaker 1: Google's launching a new line of nest home security devices, including a video doorbell and three new cameras. Here's everything you need to know. The four new products that Google just announced are the $180 nest video doorbell, a $99 indoor cam, a 100 and dollar indoor outdoor cam, and a $280 floodlight cam, which is a first for Google. First, I wanna talk about what each of these devices really brings to the table. [00:00:30] Then I wanna talk about what's most exciting to me about this line of devices. And then finally, I wanna talk about what these tell us about Google's home security aspirations in general. And this means for home security in the smart home space, writ large Google has four really compelling devices here, and each of them are hitting unique parts of the market. The video doorbell is wireless as opposed to the older nest. Speaker 1: Hello, and it's much more reasonably priced at 180 bucks. That's 20 bucks, less [00:01:00] than comparable devices like the ring four and the Arlo wire free video doorbell. And it's looking to Mount a serious challenge to both of those devices on the features front too. The $99 indoor cam is another interesting device because Google is trying to squeeze just under that a hundred dollars. Mark. The form factor for this thing is pretty small and it has some cool design forward elements like a wooden base for one of its color. Then Google has this mid range, $180 indoor outdoor camera it's wireless, and you can use it basically wherever your [00:01:30] wifi reaches. And then finally, there's nest first floodlight cam, which clocks in at $280. That's a lot pricier than some of the competition. So this seems like Google's bid for a higher end security option, but it's probably the most niche of all the devices announced. Speaker 1: I'm not a giant Google fan by any means, but I'm actually really excited for this line of devices. The first big reason is that you can use them without having a subscription. Now sure you can use a ring video doorbell or an Arlo camera without that $3 a month [00:02:00] subscription, technically, but you're losing on cloud storage and all of those smart features that make those devices, what they are Google on the other hand is going to be offering three hours of event, video storage for free an hour of which is on the hardware itself, as well as notifications tied to package Paron animal and vehicle recognition. That stuff usually comes with the subscription, but these will all be on it for free out of the box. The reason it's free, the processing happens on Google's devices, not [00:02:30] in the cloud, which actually ties to my next favorite part about these products, the security and privacy elements, because Google has committed to this on device processing. Speaker 1: You aren't sharing nearly as much data with Google itself. What's more, the video is encrypted while in transit and at rest. So it will be much harder for bad actors to access it from outside your account. Finally, I'm really excited for the video doorbells hardware in particular, this thing's got a super wide field of view, both horizontally and vertically. It's got smart notifications [00:03:00] and it has a price tag that beats out most of the competition. Now, obviously before we declare it a winner or anything, we have to get our hands on it and test it out. But well, let me just say that I'm excited to do that. Google has been dipping its toes into the home security pool for years now, but the tech giant is really Canon balling into the market now and well they're splashing some competitors along the way to give a little perspective here. Speaker 1: Google's last major security release was a camera in 2018. So to launch four security devices [00:03:30] at once shows a fair amount of commitment to the security space. And that's reassuring for people who are worried after Google shut down nest secure Google's DIY who home security system last year after launching only a few years before in 2017, smart home security is booming right now, video doorbells are getting more usable. Smart cams are getting more affordable. Home security systems are mixing DIY flexibility with professional reliability. And the result is a more competitive market that gives users unprecedented choice. [00:04:00] We won't know exactly what the performance on Google's new gadgets is gonna look like until we get our hands on them in the coming months. But if they do what the company says they're gonna do, then our favorite video doorbells and home security cameras could really get shaken up in the second half of 2021. Thanks for watching. If you enjoyed the video, make sure to like, and subscribe to CNET below and leave a comment to let know which device you're most excited about. If you're most excited about my denim shirt, though, please direct all of your comments to my wife. Uh, she dressed me this morning.

Up Next

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for August 2022
aroll-00-14-05-22-still001

Up Next

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for August 2022

Bring a Little Glamp to Your Camping Trip With These Portable Power Stations
1202484230753671-btat6xklmc41i6ujbdbz-height640.png

Bring a Little Glamp to Your Camping Trip With These Portable Power Stations

Best Coolers for Barbecues, Camping and More
1202327168820581-rlm5owakss7xrthfslaw-height640.png

Best Coolers for Barbecues, Camping and More

Incandescent Light Bulbs Are About to Be Extinct
led-bulbs-rebrand-00-00-23-13-still088

Incandescent Light Bulbs Are About to Be Extinct

Amazon Astro Review: An Echo of the Future
astro-review-still-10

Amazon Astro Review: An Echo of the Future

Astro in Action: See All the Robot's Features and Tricks
everything-astro-can-do-2

Astro in Action: See All the Robot's Features and Tricks

New Solar Shingles You May Not Even Notice
solar-shingles-2

New Solar Shingles You May Not Even Notice

Meet and Greet Amazon's Earnest Astro Bot
astro-pics-4

Meet and Greet Amazon's Earnest Astro Bot

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money
yt-reduce-your-utility-bills-v3

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos
astroid-image-cms

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars
tesla-ai-day

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On
nfl-cut-5-with-vo-00-00-34-02-still009

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car
title-00-00-06-19-still001

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed
thumb2

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed

AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users
airpodspro2-00-00-16-15-still010

AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users

Most Popular All most popular

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos
astroid-image-cms

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home
ultracnet

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars
tesla-ai-day

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed
thumb2

iOS 16: Powerful Features You May Have Missed

Why Apple Uses eSIMs on the iPhone 14
yt-e-sim-explainer-v2

Why Apple Uses eSIMs on the iPhone 14

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car
title-00-00-06-19-still001

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car

Latest Products All latest products

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials
gopro1

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5
psvr2

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look
watch8-sepic

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance
bose-quietcomforst-ii

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade
flip4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus
yt-asus-foldable-nda-v5

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use