Personal Tech | September 17, 2021 9:06 am

Deal: Save 30% on Google’s Well-Reviewed Nest Hello

This video doorbell features HD video, two-way communication and intelligent alerts

The Google Nest Hello video doorbell, currently $70 off at Verizon
The Google Nest Hello video doorbell, currently $70 off at Verizon
Verizon

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Our last few apartments in New York had video doorbells — and even these low-tech, no-name-brand devices have been helpful in giving us peace of mind when we get unexpected visitors.

For those of you who can choose your own home security tech, Google’s Nest Hello might offer the most affordable and straight-forward option, and the device is currently 30% off at the Verizon store, with two-day shipping or free in-store pickup.

The Nest Hello replaces your current doorbell with a system that offers up two-way communication and a wired video 24/7 HD video feed, as well as video archives that go back three hours. You’ll also get notified whenever a visitor appears in front of the camera but doesn’t ring, which hopefully won’t happen too often (the Nest Hello can also differentiate people from other objects, animals and things).

a sample video image taken from the Google Nest Hello video doorbell, showing a man delivering packages and standing on a porch
A sample screen of what you’d see if you used the Google Nest Hello video doorbell
Verizon

You’ll get the extension wires, plate, screws and even the masonry drill bit with your camera — so, yes, they recommend professional installation. An extra Nest Aware subscription (optional), starting at $6/month, nets you additional video and event history that goes back up to 30 days.