Nest launches Hello doorbell, smart lock, and temperature sensor

Isaac Cain
March 16, 2018

The home automation company, which is owned by Google, announced that it will be rolling out the Nest Hello doorbell for $229, the new Nest x Yale doorlock for $249 and the Nest Temperature Sensor starting at $39. This lock works with codes, is switched and customized rather easily, and works in concert with the full Nest collection of home devices - like Nest Secure. The system also has face recognition and allows for instant communication via its speakers, just like the Nest Cam IQ.

Similar to other smart doorbells, the Nest Hello features a button that visitors can ring and a camera that shows you who's at your door. You can lock/unlock your door by entering your custom key combination, or do so remotely via the Nest app. The Nest Hello can now be purchased from, Lowe's, Home Depot, and Best Buy. It works seamlessly with all of your other nest products. "When you unlock your door with the Nest x Yale Lock, the Nest Secure alarm system disarms automatically, without you having to tap your key fob or use the Nest app", said a Nest representative. "You'll get an alert on your phone whenever someone locks and unlocks the door", Google explains. As you might have guessed, Nest partnered with Yale for this lock, and it's integrated with Nest's ecosystem. And you'll never forget to lock the door, because it can automatically lock itself when Nest knows you're away with Home/Away Assist. Ask Google to arm Nest Secure. So Nest Hello sends you an alert when someone's there, even if they don't ring.

The temperature sensor works by being placed on a shelf or a wall, where it can monitor the temperature in a given room. For example, your heating may not turn on despite an upstairs room getting cold, or if your Nest is in a colder part of the house then it may turn the heating on despite most rooms already being at a comfortable temperature.

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Helps make sure a certain room is the exact temperature you want it to be. It connects to the Nest app, so you can unlock the door from anywhere.

The Nest Temperature Sensor is available to pre-order now in the U.S. with a United Kingdom release yet to be confirmed.

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