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Technology Buying a Nest doorbell? New Halloween features make it far more kid-friendly

13:05  22 october  2019
13:05  22 october  2019 Source:   techradar.com

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There are limits on how many you can buy . Unfortunately, we allow only one Trade In per order. A better doorbell . Nest Hello. Competing video doorbells . 24/7 streaming and continuous video Makes other doorbells seem like dumbbells. Nest Hello can tell the difference between a person and

What’s more , the new festive, seasonal “chimes” don’t end there. The company is also rolling out themed The “spooky sounds” Google has added to Nest Hello are actually among a slew of new Now if Google would just add a feature that prevents me from over-indulging on candy, we’d be set.

If you're thinking of buying a Nest Hello to add some security to your family home, you'll be pleased to know that a spooky new feature has made the smart video doorbell more kid-friendly than ever before.

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Just in time for Halloween, Google has furnished the Nest Hello with some eerie new chimes, which the company says will "make your front door a neighborhood destination on Halloween night".

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According to a Google blog post, US Nest Hello users will have the ability to "transform their doorbell chime into a cackling witch, a ghost, a vampire or a scary monster", which will no doubt delight trick-or-treaters on the spookiest night of the year.

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Google’s Nest Hello doorbell can now notify you when a package is dropped off Not being home in time for a package delivery is one of those headaches that can range from a minor annoyance all the way up to a serious inconvenience (if a thief happens to grab the package -- say, an Amazon delivery -- off of your porch before you do). Sure, you can schedule a pick-up time, or maybe arrange it to be sent to something like an Amazon locker that you can pick up at your leisure. Or you can just take your chances. Starting today,

Photo: Google Nest Hello Doorbell . It seems like Google’s getting into the Halloween spirit. First spotted by 9to5 Google, an app update this week lays the groundwork for a “Seasonal themes” section in the Nest Hello Doorbell settings.

Starting today, the company is updating Nest Hello video doorbells to add a new seasonal ringtone to help Once you enabled the feature through the Nest app, instead of a standard ringtone, visitors will hear In either case, it 's a fun way to make Halloween more fun and memorable for trick-or-treaters.

This will also work on Nest smart displays like the Google Nest Hub Max – you just need to enable the visitor announcements feature.

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"Hey Google, get spooky"

Google says that it plans to add "winter ringtones" in late November, so get ready to hear Jingle Bells every time a visitor comes to your door.

While the Nest Hello is primarily a smart doorbell, it also doubles up as a security camera – useful for this time of year when mischievous teens set out to decorate the neighborhood with eggs and toilet paper.

If you have a Nest Hello, or a security camera like the Nest Cam Outdoor, you'll be notified when activity is detected around your house, and you can talk and listen through the Nest app on your smartphone or tablet to deter trespassers.

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Nest Hello’s crystal-clear video, intelligent features and simple operation ensure you’ll never tire of hearing the doorbell ring. Waves of new products are hitting retailers’ shelves, including the excellent Nest Secure alarm system and the long-delayed Nest x Yale Lock, which we’ll be taking a

As far as the basics go, the Nest Hello is competitive with its counterparts, with the exception of the free cloud storage available with August and SkyBell cameras and its operating temperature range. If you want your doorbell to work when it 's -5 degrees F out, I guess you need to go with a different buzzer.

Google is certainly getting into the Halloween spirit this year; if you have a Google Nest speaker or display, you can say "hey Google, get spooky", to trigger an hour-long playlist of eerie sounds and music.

While Google's blog post specifically mentions Nest speaker, we imagine this will work with the original Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Hub speakers too; after all they all use the same Google Assistant ecosystem.

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Via Engadget

Nest Hello's holiday and winter ringtones are live .
It's been almost a month since Halloween, and it may be time to switch your Nest Hello doorbell tune from "cackling witch" to something more season appropriate. Google has rolled out a collection of winter ringtones for the smart doorbell, just like it did for Halloween back in October. The selection includes holiday tones for Hanukkah, like the sounds of a dreidel, and Christmas, like the ringtone versions of Deck the Halls and Joy to the World, but it also has nondenominational winter sounds.Some ringtones feature the sounds of cold winds and sleighbells -- there are also ringtones perfect for New Year's Eve parties, including one that features Auld Lang Syne.

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