Many of us can rest better when we know what’s happening both inside and outside our homes. So today, we’re introducing the all-new Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd gen) — with smarter and easier-to-manage features to help bring you more peace of mind. Here’s what you can expect.
Wired and always on
With this new addition, there's now a Nest Doorbell for everyone. While Nest Doorbell (battery) offers a lot of versatility, we know people with compatible set-ups may want the reliability of a wired doorbell — so you never have to worry about charging a battery or running out of power. And if your Wi-Fi is spotty one day, you still won’t miss any important moments. The new Nest Doorbell will automatically record an hour’s worth of important events to its local memory.
You’ll also get three hours of event video history at no extra charge, with clips up to five minutes long, allowing you to easily rewind to key points of activity. If you choose to upgrade to a Nest Aware Plus subscription, you’ll get an industry-leading 10 days of 24/7 continuous video history so you can always keep an eye on what’s happening at home, even if you’re away.
Our clearest image yet
We’ve spent a lot of time fine-tuning the image and making updates to ensure you get the best picture, right out of the box.
We’ve tested the doorbell in as many conditions as possible — from the darkest, rainiest nights to the sunniest, brightest days — to make sure that no matter what, you’re getting a natural picture. Through meticulous image tuning, we’ve eliminated the distorted fish-eye effect you often see with smart cameras, while HDR helps capture details in areas with shadows or bright lights.
DXOMark, the international leader in quality assessment of smartphone image, display, audio and battery, and other consumer electronics, tested eight doorbells across the industry and says: “The Google Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd-gen) is the best camera doorbell we have tested so far in terms of image quality, with a high level of detail and accurate exposure, allowing you to easily recognize whoever is at the door, even at night.”
Smart alerts and flexible control
Just like our other Nest cameras and doorbell, the new Nest Doorbell has smart features built right in. It can process what it sees on-device, giving you more relevant notifications and added privacy and security.
With the help of built-in machine learning, it can do things like tell the difference between people, packages, pets and vehicles and keep an eye on specific areas of your front porch using Activity Zones. With the “talk and listen” feature, you can also chat with visitors at the door from anywhere, or respond quickly with pre-recorded messages.
The new Nest Doorbell works with your existing chime, or you can connect it to a Nest speaker or display to simply alert you when your doorbell is pressed. With the optional Nest Aware subscription, this Nest Doorbell can even detect and notify you when it sees familiar or unfamiliar faces.
Built for the Google Home app
Our new wired doorbell is built to work easily with the Google Home app, where you can see and control all your cameras. Soon, we’ll release an update on home.google.com that lets you view all your Nest camera and doorbell feeds on the web.
And now, you can set up a Household Routine on the app to customize how your doorbell works. For example, when your doorbell is pressed, automatically turn on your porch lights from sunset to sunrise.
We’re also working on bringing the best of the Nest and Google Home apps together. Learn more about upcoming features and what to expect in the coming weeks.
Design inspired by your surroundings
Many smart home devices can look out of place. We’ve been purposeful about designing a doorbell that is simple, elegant and beautifully complements your home.
Right away, you’ll notice it has a smaller footprint than the battery-powered doorbell — it’s around 30% smaller — so it can easily fit within narrow door frames and tight spaces.
The new doorbell can fit in or stand out, with four colors — Snow, Linen, Ash and Ivy — designed to complement different architectural styles or nature by your entryway.
Colors designed with your surroundings in mind
And to continue making our hardware products more sustainable, we've built the Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd gen) using around 43% recycled materials, based on product weight.
The new Nest Doorbell is designed to be hardwired with your pre-existing doorbell wires, and if you’re upgrading your first generation Nest Doorbell, it matches the same drill holes to make installation a breeze. Check if your home is compatible in our Help Center. You can also find step-by-step instructions in the Google Home app.
Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd gen) is available in the U.S. starting today for $179.99. It’s also available in Canada today for $239.99 CAD in the Snow and Ash colors.