Nest Unveils Smart Doorbell and a Motion Sensor Aided Security System
Nest made it big after it introduced the smart thermostat and now the company seems to be keen in replicating the success with its new smart doorbell security system. Nest is currently owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, and only recently they had announced a much affordable Nest Thermostat E. Apart from the smart doorbell Nest also pulled the wraps from the Nest Secure, a comprehensive home security solution.
The Nest doorbell comes fitted with a “Nest Hello” camera alongside a mic and speakerphone. Needless to say, it will allow the house owners to see who is at the door and also allow the latter to speak up via the microphone. Nest is keeping mum on the pricing, but the company says that the device will be available from the first quarter of 2018.
Moving on, the Nest Secure is a motion sensor that comes along with a keypad button. Tagging is done by a small keychain which is named “Nest Tag.” The Nest Secure will be available starting from November and is priced at $500. Furthermore, the company has also unveiled a new version of its Nest Cam IQ security camera, and this will come with support for Google Assistant.
Nest has been taking its own time in introducing new products and is mostly involved in bringing up iterative updates for the current lineups. The company was bought by Google in 2014 for $3Billion, and in the same year Nest, Cam bought Dropcam, a maker of security cameras. However, post the acquisition Dropcam employees resigned, and a cloud of doubt was cast over the acquisition. Now it seems that Nest finally sees it fit to get back into the market.
When Nest started out the smart-home market or the ecosystem was in a nascent stage, and it has rapidly emerged as an important aspect of connected devices only recently. The Google Home, Amazon Echo and a slew of other devices that work in tandem with the voice assistants have improved by a mile in the last two years or so. Nest needs to reestablish their position in the market and hopefully arm themselves with innovations in order to outdo the competition.