Nest Hello lets you know who’s ringing your doorbell

Tech Tools: All you have to do is access the camera through a smartphone app

Anybody home? You’ll never have to answer that door again if you don’t want to

Anybody home? You’ll never have to answer that door again if you don’t want to

 

Do you get a creeping feeling of dread when the doorbell rings? Nest Hello (€279), the video doorbell from the people that brought you a thermostat that learns how to control your home heating and a smoke alarm that nicely tells you that something in your house could potentially be on fire, is now available in Ireland. This one needs a wired doorbell installation – no battery options here – and you can access the camera through the app on your smartphone. The best thing about it? You don’t even have to talk to people because there is a list of canned responses that you can choose from.

Nest.com

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