Nest Hello Doorbell NC5100GB £176 at Toolstation
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Nest Hello Doorbell NC5100GB £176 at Toolstation

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Posted 7th Oct
Nest Hello lets you know who's there, so you'll never miss a thing.
• Replaces existing wired doorbell
• HD day and night video
• HD talk and listen
• 24/7 streaming
• 3 hour snapshot history
• Visitor and sensor alerts sent to mobile and/or Google home devices
• Designed to show everything on your doorstep; people head to toe or parcels on the ground
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Contemplating this over Ring V2, the winner will definetely be the one that goes down to £50 .
Edited by: "sheffield788" 7th Oct
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Good reviews, I'm contemplating this over the ring 2
Contemplating this over Ring V2, the winner will definetely be the one that goes down to £50 .
Edited by: "sheffield788" 7th Oct
it was 145 l think before at tool station, but that was when they had the voucher offer as well to bring it to that price.
Anyone has links for the chimes to go with it. I wanted to extend the chime wirelessly to back of the house as well
not available anywhere near me.
it's also £3 more in currys now (with 6 months free spotify) but also not in stock anywhere near me.
pez591807/10/2019 16:05

Good reviews, I'm contemplating this over the ring 2


This isn't really comparable to the Ring 2 more the Ring Pro.
I have the ring 2, got it as a gift so felt obligued to install it at my front door. It's useless, typically only get the backs of people as they are walking away, and the quality is abysmal dispite being only 3 meters from my router in an empty hallway. It's going to 'break' in another year and I'll be getting a Nest doorbell instead I think.
Amazing product, but needs monthly subscription to make most of features.
Keep in mind Google now owns Nest, expect a ton of new updates on 15th Oct at pixel 4 launch.
Edited by: "herby247" 7th Oct
Terrible and not designed for the UK market.
You need a transformer, 24v chime and a lot of patience.

Either;
1. Wait until a v2 comes along
2. Install a Nest Cam Outdoor/IQ instead
LOL_is_stupid07/10/2019 17:02

Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v …Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v chime and a lot of patience.Either;1. Wait until a v2 comes along2. Install a Nest Cam Outdoor/IQ instead


Bought the Nest Cam IQ outdoor last week when google had 21% off and fitted it this weekend. Not impressed so far, was continually activated by the rain at the weekend and only identifies someone as a person if it recognises their face. For the money I was expecting something special. Should have just bought some good quality basic cameras for half the price
LOL_is_stupid07/10/2019 17:02

Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v …Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v chime and a lot of patience.Either;1. Wait until a v2 comes along2. Install a Nest Cam Outdoor/IQ instead


Works with 12v
LOL_is_stupid07/10/2019 17:02

Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v …Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v chime and a lot of patience.Either;1. Wait until a v2 comes along2. Install a Nest Cam Outdoor/IQ instead


You need a 12v to 24v transformer and wired bell. Just like most mains powered wired bells in uk.
I didn’t have this - I had a wireless bell.
Cost me about £25 for the transformer, bell and wire and 1-2 hour to install (using a plug and socket so no need to get an electrician.

It definitely is not terrible. Not perfect but definitely not terrible
fryitup07/10/2019 18:49

You need a 12v to 24v transformer and wired bell. Just like most mains …You need a 12v to 24v transformer and wired bell. Just like most mains powered wired bells in uk.I didn’t have this - I had a wireless bell.Cost me about £25 for the transformer, bell and wire and 1-2 hour to install (using a plug and socket so no need to get an electrician.It definitely is not terrible. Not perfect but definitely not terrible


Do you get the massive delay from button press to chime chiming? Mine was 5+ seconds
After reading the comments here and on previous Ring and Nest door bell deals, I concluded I'm not that absurd waiting for these to come down to £50. It will probably never happen but I can't understand why these devices are so expensive when people have negative experiences with both brands. Sadly, these seems to be the best you can get, so clearly more work should be done to have a good, reliable and easy to instal smart doorbell. Perhaps that product was not launched yet.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 7th Oct
fryitup07/10/2019 18:49

You need a 12v to 24v transformer and wired bell. Just like most mains …You need a 12v to 24v transformer and wired bell. Just like most mains powered wired bells in uk.I didn’t have this - I had a wireless bell.Cost me about £25 for the transformer, bell and wire and 1-2 hour to install (using a plug and socket so no need to get an electrician.It definitely is not terrible. Not perfect but definitely not terrible


it's designed for the US and they don't really give a damn about the UK. Just like how its RRP is $229 and also £229 the fact it wont work with a wireless chime is what puts me off. Ring 2 has some cool features, but misses some that I'd like to see on nest ... nest has some cool features but misses some that ring has. I think i'll wait.

I really like ring being able to use a battery that lasts 6 months. I don't want wires everywhere. Nest requires hardwiring. But Ring also apparently you can't see people very clearly on it.
Edited by: "sirsmokesalot" 7th Oct
LOL_is_stupid07/10/2019 18:55

Do you get the massive delay from button press to chime chiming? Mine was …Do you get the massive delay from button press to chime chiming? Mine was 5+ seconds


I do have some delay.
Its not massive but it is noticable.
sirsmokesalot07/10/2019 19:04

it's designed for the US and they don't really give a damn about the UK. …it's designed for the US and they don't really give a damn about the UK. Just like how its RRP is $229 and also £229 the fact it wont work with a wireless chime is what puts me off. Ring 2 has some cool features, but misses some that I'd like to see on nest ... nest has some cool features but misses some that ring has. I think i'll wait. I really like ring being able to use a battery that lasts 6 months. I don't want wires everywhere. Nest requires hardwiring. But Ring also apparently you can't see people very clearly on it.


I dont think nest give much of a damn about anyone at the moment. Hopefully the (full) google takeover can start to drive some changes there.
$229 = £183.45 add 20% for VAT and its the same price... (due to the poor exchange rate).
Def if you want/need battery then nest is not for you.
1 pound off??
What's up with the deals like that? I keep seeing them on here but never understood it (unless I'm missing something)

Edit: I see now on the Google store it's 229 pounds - how come a lot of listings say the discount is so small?
Edited by: "Speedy2662" 7th Oct
Works well for me I have to be honest no experience of ring doorbells etc, this just works for me only false notifications I get is from passing traffic sometimes....I live on a main road...does it bother me...no. I get false notifications from my Nest camera at the rear of the housed sometimes does it bother me...no...if that's all you have to worry about in life then your life must be pretty awesome.

You can set in the nest app people or all other motion to help, this does exactly what I wanted it to do - yes its really designed for the US market regards install, there are many guides online and you tube for the kit you need, I paid a nest installer to do it for me no big problem...works well I bought mine when john lewis did a deal with the google him mini...for what it cost i'm happy.
LOL_is_stupid07/10/2019 17:02

Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v …Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v chime and a lot of patience.Either;1. Wait until a v2 comes along2. Install a Nest Cam Outdoor/IQ instead


That's not true any more, they've updated it to accept 12-24v. 12-24v DIN transformers and compatible chimes are easily available from Screwfix etc anyway so it should be straightforward to replace an existing hardwired UK setup - it's incredibly basic wiring.

The crap thing is it's not compatible with POE, or ONVIF - but none of these smart home bells seem to be. Dahua/Hikvisions doorbell cams are still a bit flakey still.
AllTheUnknown08/10/2019 09:37

That's not true any more, they've updated it to accept 12-24v. 12-24v DIN …That's not true any more, they've updated it to accept 12-24v. 12-24v DIN transformers and compatible chimes are easily available from Screwfix etc anyway so it should be straightforward to replace an existing hardwired UK setup - it's incredibly basic wiring. The crap thing is it's not compatible with POE, or ONVIF - but none of these smart home bells seem to be. Dahua/Hikvisions doorbell cams are still a bit flakey still.


Agree re POE but I guess the mfrs decided this is too niche given v few people got their front door wired with cat5/6/7.
I posted above that the transformer approach cost me less than £25.
Here are the details:

transfomer £10 - amazon.co.uk/gp/…SLE

bell £9 - amazon.co.uk/gp/…Z0G --- (this is rated at 8vac but working fine on 12vac)
BTW this was my family preference for a traditional buzzer bell. You can get ding-dong etc if preferred like this: amazon.co.uk/Fri…YYS

wire £4 - amazon.co.uk/gp/…3T2

Plus I needed less than 1 meter of mains flex and a plug that i had already.
Edited by: "fryitup" 8th Oct
AllTheUnknown08/10/2019 09:37

That's not true any more, they've updated it to accept 12-24v. 12-24v DIN …That's not true any more, they've updated it to accept 12-24v. 12-24v DIN transformers and compatible chimes are easily available from Screwfix etc anyway so it should be straightforward to replace an existing hardwired UK setup - it's incredibly basic wiring. The crap thing is it's not compatible with POE, or ONVIF - but none of these smart home bells seem to be. Dahua/Hikvisions doorbell cams are still a bit flakey still.


Ah cool. Still a shame about the delay with the actual chiming though
For people who think Google have purchased Nest is wrong. Google has always owned Nest, they originally bought Dropcam. Google are just combining the Google and Nest branding into one over the last few months. E.g Google Home is now the Google Nest Home and so on.

If you’re tempted to buy this over ring I would definitely get this over the ring any day. People who have no clue about security and quality would buy the ring.

Overall the Nest IQ outdoor camera is better unless you’re really after a close up shot of people at the door.
Edited by: "R0BUST" 13th Oct
R0BUST13/10/2019 10:30

For people who think Google have purchased Nest is wrong. Google has …For people who think Google have purchased Nest is wrong. Google has always owned Nest, they originally bought Dropcam. Google are just combining the Google and Nest branding into one over the last few months. E.g Google Home is now the Google Nest Home and so on. If you’re tempted to buy this over ring I would definitely get this over the ring any day. People who have no clue about security and quality would buy the ring.Overall the Nest IQ outdoor camera is better unless you’re really after a close up shot of people at the door.


Funny mentioning google and security if I was worried about the video feed I wouldn’t be buying an IOT doorbell full stop.
LOL_is_stupid07/10/2019 17:02

Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v …Terrible and not designed for the UK market.You need a transformer, 24v chime and a lot of patience.Either;1. Wait until a v2 comes along2. Install a Nest Cam Outdoor/IQ instead


You can get a nest pro to install it for you. They do charge but they nearly install the transformer next to the chime
dragon_ninsu07/10/2019 16:25

Anyone has links for the chimes to go with it. I wanted to extend the …Anyone has links for the chimes to go with it. I wanted to extend the chime wirelessly to back of the house as well


I use this one with my Nest Hello, transformer for the nest is set at 16v as the chime also works at 16v.

Ding Dong Chime amazon.co.uk/dp/…IqN
dragon_ninsu07/10/2019 16:25

Anyone has links for the chimes to go with it. I wanted to extend the …Anyone has links for the chimes to go with it. I wanted to extend the chime wirelessly to back of the house as well


I've got this to work successfully with my Nest Hello. Was a bit figity to do at the time but now makes sense when I think about it. YouTube videos helped me get this to work the way I wanted it: wireless, portable or fixed, battery power or a standard micro USB power plug, additional ringers to be added if realised cant be heard everywhere, oh and to change the chime to mix it up a bit. Additional bonus I found is bizarre strobe light goes off when ever anyone presses the doorbell too, presumably for helping those with hearing difficulties, but this can be turned off.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…4R0
Would be cool if Google could hook this into the National Police Criminal database so that known tea leafs could be identified by the doorbell and send you a notification with full previous form of the lovely visitor....
fryitup08/10/2019 10:15

Agree re POE but I guess the mfrs decided this is too niche given v few …Agree re POE but I guess the mfrs decided this is too niche given v few people got their front door wired with cat5/6/7.I posted above that the transformer approach cost me less than £25.Here are the details:transfomer £10 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GJVSLEbell £9 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001NPZ0G --- (this is rated at 8vac but working fine on 12vac)BTW this was my family preference for a traditional buzzer bell. You can get ding-dong etc if preferred like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friedland-Facet-D107-Traditional-wired/dp/B0001NPYYSwire £4 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000TAR3T2Plus I needed less than 1 meter of mains flex and a plug that i had already.


Yes - there are video doorbells out there with POE, but not cheap.
The Ring Elite doorbell can be connected to an ethernet connection for both POE for power & data (avoiding the need to use a wifi signal at all, although it still supports that). Unfortunately the price is extortionate, so I discounted it straight away.
I've had Ring 2 for a year now and all working fine until the latest app update on the 9th of this month. Now constantly plagued by false movement alerts. I've not changed anything. Ring are investigating but think I'm going to get Amazon to refund and switch to Nest. I like the idea of being able to link to Google Home so it announces who is at the door. Also I read somewhere about the green light on the Nest which flashes when you access the live view. The suggestion being that if it isn't flashing then chances are the owner isn't at home so could be a security issue. Can anyone confirm this?
Edited by: "Jimmyboy" 14th Oct
I've had this installed a little over a year now. Just have a transformer plug and a normal UK wired doorbell.
For those of you wanting a wireless doorbell, this works with the Google Home Mini that are regularly on here for £20-£25 and if set up correctly will even announce the person's name when they ring the doorbell.
"Mum is at the Front Door"
even works with groups
"Mum and Dad are at the front door"
"Mum is at the Front Door with Sandra"
"Mum and 2 others are at the front door"
etc.

If you have the Google Home Hub it automatically shows the video feed when rang.
I've had no problems with delays with the wired doorbell, it's instantaneous. There is a short (~1-2 sec) delay when announcing it over Google Home and the video feed takes a while to load.

Here's a compatible power supply: amazon.co.uk/dp/…p_1
Edited by: "Maffew" 14th Oct
Maffew14/10/2019 14:19

I've had this installed a little over a year now. Just have a transformer …I've had this installed a little over a year now. Just have a transformer plug and a normal UK wired doorbell.For those of you wanting a wireless doorbell, this works with the Google Home Mini that are regularly on here for £20-£25 and if set up correctly will even announce the person's name when they ring the doorbell."Mum is at the Front Door"even works with groups"Mum and Dad are at the front door""Mum is at the Front Door with Sandra""Mum and 2 others are at the front door"etc.If you have the Google Home Hub it automatically shows the video feed when rang.I've had no problems with delays with the wired doorbell, it's instantaneous. There is a short (~1-2 sec) delay when announcing it over Google Home and the video feed takes a while to load.Here's a compatible power supply: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07HK2B2X1/ref=pe_3187911_189395841_TE_dp_1


Did you use your old wired doorbell transformer for power? I did have my Ring set up like that but the transformer was probably 30 years old and has failed. Currently just using battery power. I need to change the transformer so do you think I can just buy any old wired doorbell and use the transformer from that? I don't want to use a mains transformer as have no socket in a good location for it so better to use the existing wires which go from the doorbell area to the fuse box.
Jimmyboy14/10/2019 15:59

Did you use your old wired doorbell transformer for power? I did have my …Did you use your old wired doorbell transformer for power? I did have my Ring set up like that but the transformer was probably 30 years old and has failed. Currently just using battery power. I need to change the transformer so do you think I can just buy any old wired doorbell and use the transformer from that? I don't want to use a mains transformer as have no socket in a good location for it so better to use the existing wires which go from the doorbell area to the fuse box.


I didn't have a wired doorbell installed previously but my distribution board is by the front door so just had an electrician put a plug socket next to it
Maffew14/10/2019 16:43

I didn't have a wired doorbell installed previously but my distribution …I didn't have a wired doorbell installed previously but my distribution board is by the front door so just had an electrician put a plug socket next to it


Ah I see, thanks
This is wired only bare in mind.
One thing I do like about Ring is having the battery as well. I wonder if the device stores anything on itself before uploading to the cloud. I'm thinking in a power cut the bell would still be powered but the internet would be off so it would be a bit stuck.
After using Ring for a year where half of it was mains powered then the transformer broke and since then been using battery, mains powered was much better. Not having to think about recharging it was good. Now the app doesn't even remind me when its low which is annoying. I think I'm going to hold off until Black Friday as Ring have loads of deals then so perhaps Nest will too.
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