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Nest Hello Doorbell plus free Google Home Mini plus £10 voucher @Argos Code HOME20 £183.20

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Posted 27th Aug 2018Edited by:"busterdan"
Thanks for the heads up on the Ring Doorbell, but my home is wired up to Google rather than Amazon so I thought I would check out the Nest Hello prices.

Yes it's a lot of money for a fancy doorbell but I think this deal makes it far more palatable. Although like Ring remember there is a subscription to pay if you want to get the most out of it.

Then I noticed they are still offering a free Google Mini Home with the Nest Hello, on top of this you can use the HOME20 code for a very nice extra discount. In total I've paid £183.20.

Don't forget the £10 extra Argos voucher when you collect the item. It's also worth checking google Home Offers and Rewards as they generally include a free film rental with new Google products that you activate.
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People around my area don't use a door bell they all knock, seems a crazy amount to pay for something that won't get used
I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these wired up because of some voltage issues, suggesting that the doorbell is designed more for the US than the UK. Anyone advise?

Cheers
People have more money than sense
reddeviluk9 m ago

I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these …I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these wired up because of some voltage issues, suggesting that the doorbell is designed more for the US than the UK. Anyone advise?Cheers


I didn't have doorbell wiring so I had that installed before the Nest Hello. I understand that standard UK doorbell voltage is usually 8-12 V AC but the Nest requires 16-24V so that might mean a new transformer

Must add that this works a lot better than the Ring v1 I had before which would usually connect in time for me to see delivery vans driving off. Video quality is good as well, day and night
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By the way the £10 voucher will be sent by email within 24 hours apparently as a code (because of paying by FastTrak). Apparently the vouchers can be used up to the 18th Sept.
Edited by: "busterdan" 27th Aug 2018
I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these wired up because of some voltage issues, suggesting that the doorbell is designed more for the US than the UK. Anyone advise?

Cheers
People around my area don't use a door bell they all knock, seems a crazy amount to pay for something that won't get used
For an effective price of £150, great deal. This is night and day better than any other smart doorbell out there. The integration with Google Home such as the announcements of familiar faces looks brilliant albeit a subscription is required (£4 pm being the lowest). Just wish they did a battery powered version so I could install at a rental!
Smart doorbell?
Great price just cancelled the one I ordered from John Lewis. Going for this over RIng Pro as on the Ring the night Vision is poor and the Nest has 24/7 recording.
ch7leach27/08/2018 19:47

People around my area don't use a door bell they all knock, seems a crazy …People around my area don't use a door bell they all knock, seems a crazy amount to pay for something that won't get used


Its not based on that, the camera is live on it constantly and auto detects a person coming up to it so whether they knock on the door or ring the bell it is there for security and cctv as silly as it sounds.
Thanks for this, been waiting for a deal on the ring.
reddeviluk9 m ago

I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these …I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these wired up because of some voltage issues, suggesting that the doorbell is designed more for the US than the UK. Anyone advise?Cheers


I didn't have doorbell wiring so I had that installed before the Nest Hello. I understand that standard UK doorbell voltage is usually 8-12 V AC but the Nest requires 16-24V so that might mean a new transformer

Must add that this works a lot better than the Ring v1 I had before which would usually connect in time for me to see delivery vans driving off. Video quality is good as well, day and night
Lordmonkeyboy6 m ago

Great price just cancelled the one I ordered from John Lewis. Going for …Great price just cancelled the one I ordered from John Lewis. Going for this over RIng Pro as on the Ring the night Vision is poor and the Nest has 24/7 recording.


The ring pro comes with the transformer and chime though which the nest don’t. Also the subscription charges are cheaper. I don’t have no problems with the night vision on mine
I have the Ring Pro, will this be a worthy upgrade? One feature I like is the pre-recorded message, could be helpful when you have delivery and the internet connection was not good. Also waiting for Nest Security so might get all Nest?
I've seen on ebay 3 pin plugs with the correct ends that attach to the Hello, so for anyone who doesn't have existing doorbell wiring that may be a good option?
Most of the early reviews I watched on YouTube showed people complaining about the notification cool down time. Does anyone know if this has been fixed?
reddeviluk25 m ago

I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these …I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these wired up because of some voltage issues, suggesting that the doorbell is designed more for the US than the UK. Anyone advise?Cheers


Had no issues with wiring Ring Pro. Don't know why here should be any issues. (power supply unit for doorbell is cheap and available on amazon)
I love the idea having Nest products as I have all google homes in my house. But the thought of someone stealing two IQ cameras and the doorbell for the price I paid would give me a melt down . I will never go through insurance if they just took the products and not actually break in as it will hike up my insurance. What are others thoughts on this as tempted to get the setup. Does anyone know how much it will cost to install all three as I also read transformer issues.
Useful article on wiring up a Transformer (I don't currently have one and will rely on my Google Homes to ring)
onehoursmarthome.com/blo…mer
Hmmm the transformer situation is not straightforward - I'm probably going to get one of these and the spur off my ring main.

ebay.co.uk/itm…983
Edited by: "busterdan" 27th Aug 2018
reddeviluk1 h, 24 m ago

I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these …I've read that people in the UK have had all sorts of issues getting these wired up because of some voltage issues, suggesting that the doorbell is designed more for the US than the UK. Anyone advise?Cheers


Yes, I have one and I can confirm they ain’t really designed with the UK market in mind. You can install yourself if you don’t mind sourcing a few items (about £40s worth) and finding a way to tap it into your existing circuit - but otherwise you can ask a Nest Pro to install which will likely cost another £100-150 depending on your needs. However, all that said it is the best doorbell on the market, for me mainly due to the facial recognition feature and quality of the video recordings. Worth saying you need to be comfortable paying monthly for Nest aware (check before you buy) otherwise it’s just a live peep hole via an app.
busterdan40 m ago

Useful article on wiring up a Transformer (I don't currently have one and …Useful article on wiring up a Transformer (I don't currently have one and will rely on my Google Homes to ring)https://www.onehoursmarthome.com/blog/uknesthellodoorbelltransfromer


Nest don’t recommend using Hello without a wired doorbell
People have more money than sense
After a fair bit of researching, I've come across this transformer... screwfix.com/p/b…07p

The Nest Hello doesn't need a chime apparently and the app can be set to disregard a chime, instead it will activate the google Home (I have three of those, plus phones so shouldn't miss anyone at the door)
Looks like a really neat idea but how do they compare to the Ring doorbells that have been around a while longer?
Thanks for sharing this, was tempted to pick one up in John Lewis today, glad I held off!
Got an electrician coming to do some jobs shortly. I'll be sure to ask him about changing the transformer for me!
busterdan29 m ago

After a fair bit of researching, I've come across this transformer... …After a fair bit of researching, I've come across this transformer... https://www.screwfix.com/p/british-general-8-24v-8-va-bell-transformer-module/8707pThe Nest Hello doesn't need a chime apparently and the app can be set to disregard a chime, instead it will activate the google Home (I have three of those, plus phones so shouldn't miss anyone at the door)


Annoyingly the Screwfix transformer doesn't seem to be available ANYWHERE!
Geuclid27th Aug 2018

Looks like a really neat idea but how do they compare to the Ring …Looks like a really neat idea but how do they compare to the Ring doorbells that have been around a while longer?



There is a guy on YouTube who has compared both in a couple of videos.



Personally I am happy with the Ring Pro and the Ring Spotlight. As someone mentioned above, the Ring Pro comes with the transformer and the standard chime in the box. If you have the original bell wire, installation should be no more than 30 minutes to complete.

The main benefit of the Ring cameras allow me to view which hiding place the courier has left my parcel in this week. The Cloud storage plans on Ring are cheaper than Nest (£25 per year per camera or £80 per year for unlimited cameras).

Both the Nest and Ring devices will integrate with their upcoming security products (Nest Secure and Ring Protect) though neither product has a release date for the UK.
This is a great deal as you get a google home mini free. I have this and it took me around 20 minutes to set up. As i didn't have an existing door bell i bought a transformer through amazon amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1 and connect the chime through google home mini.

There is about a 3 second delay from pressing the doorbell untill you here it on the google home mini. The Advantage of this is it tell you someone is at the door and says there name if they have been registered with the facial recognition. these is also no delay for me as i get the notification instantly from pressing the bell.
Just a important note the argos voucher has a short expiry so use it quick😁
Lordmonkeyboy2 m ago

Just a important note the argos voucher has a short expiry so use it …Just a important note the argos voucher has a short expiry so use it quick😁


Mine is dated 18th September 2018
Mo12327/08/2018 23:03

This is a great deal as you get a google home mini free. I have this and …This is a great deal as you get a google home mini free. I have this and it took me around 20 minutes to set up. As i didn't have an existing door bell i bought a transformer through amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07DFZDDPF/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and connect the chime through google home mini. There is about a 3 second delay from pressing the doorbell untill you here it on the google home mini. The Advantage of this is it tell you someone is at the door and says there name if they have been registered with the facial recognition. these is also no delay for me as i get the notification instantly from pressing the bell.


Thanks for the Amazon link, I may get one of them and just run a spur off my ring main into my porch (then run the transformer cable from there).
Have you had any issues with the transformer, heat etc?
Edited by: "busterdan" 28th Aug 2018
I just wish Yi would release their own version so I have all my cameras in the same ecosystem.
Suckeeeerrrrrrrrsssssss!!!!!!!!!
Does it work with Alexa?
But can it run Crysis?

£183 for a doorbell...
Edited by: "clonereeco" 28th Aug 2018
For anyone wondering about install options look on the nest forum there’s extensive threads with people suggesting different options with links to gear
poor product launch from nest, i’m going to stick it out for a version 2 I think as badly thought out.

Re nest vs ring, both have their pros and cons. Nest costs a little more but it’s recordinf 24/7 and has better night vision - it’s essentially a security camera as well as a doorbell, and will tel you who is actually at the door using facial recognition. We currently have a nest IQ cam on our driveway at the side of the house and it’s very good. Ring only records when it senses motion and often a little delayed in starting - not much good if you end up with a video of someone walking away or they’ve ran past. Nest would have recorded these both in full.
How are these fixed to the wall? Couple of screws? My door sits right on the pavement and I get kids ringing then running off, with this I'd be more worried about them running off with the doorbell... I have CCTV covering the front door so not sure I'd see much extra benefit from these.
No IFTTT integration, that kills it for me sadly, Ack - best deal out there.
Does the sub cover it being stolen like the Ring doorbell does?
jamesmoorers51 m ago

How are these fixed to the wall? Couple of screws? My door sits right on …How are these fixed to the wall? Couple of screws? My door sits right on the pavement and I get kids ringing then running off, with this I'd be more worried about them running off with the doorbell... I have CCTV covering the front door so not sure I'd see much extra benefit from these.



Youll gain less if you already have cctv there, but as it’s from the doorbell aspect younget good coverage if anyone coming to door / entering house, as well as facial recognition and google home announcing who is at the door

in USA they have theft protection but have bizarrely stripped this from the UK product

it is a couple of screws holding it on so someone can’t just pull it off but nothings going to stop someone with a screwdriver, but can’t be reactivated so no resale value, but they may not know that.

ring and nest have both got their pros and cons. For me it’s too early to be using this tech as they both have fairly deep cons for the price point. For me the finished article is 24/7 recording, facial recognition, theft cover, instant notifications and Wi-fi chime rather than wired doorbell.
khirsah28/08/2018 08:24

For anyone wondering about install options look on the nest forum there’s e …For anyone wondering about install options look on the nest forum there’s extensive threads with people suggesting different options with links to gear poor product launch from nest, i’m going to stick it out for a version 2 I think as badly thought out. Re nest vs ring, both have their pros and cons. Nest costs a little more but it’s recordinf 24/7 and has better night vision - it’s essentially a security camera as well as a doorbell, and will tel you who is actually at the door using facial recognition. We currently have a nest IQ cam on our driveway at the side of the house and it’s very good. Ring only records when it senses motion and often a little delayed in starting - not much good if you end up with a video of someone walking away or they’ve ran past. Nest would have recorded these both in full.


Does the Nest facial recognition work in the UK? I was under the impression that UK/EU privacy laws meant that Google can't store a database of people's faces (to match the name to the face) without explicit opt-in from each 'visitor', therefore the feature can't be implemented here?
redduck28/08/2018 09:17

Does the Nest facial recognition work in the UK? I was under the …Does the Nest facial recognition work in the UK? I was under the impression that UK/EU privacy laws meant that Google can't store a database of people's faces (to match the name to the face) without explicit opt-in from each 'visitor', therefore the feature can't be implemented here?



Yes it does, we have an IQ camera on the driveway and get told when it’s seen someone new, or it says ‘Driveway camera has seen w familiar face: postman’ for example
Edited by: "khirsah" 28th Aug 2018
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