Contributor: David Wilson
Have you ever ordered something in the mail, just to have it stolen from your porch? Even worse, you have no way to know who took it? In early December, a woman was caught stealing phone cases from one of our mkCellular stores, as well as packages from customers in Fort Atkinson. Thanks to the Nest products installed in the store and at the customer's home, the woman was confronted about her theft. An easy and cost-effective way for you to increase your home’s security and prevent package theft is by installing the Nest Hello Smart Doorbell.
Overview & Design
The Nest Hello Doorbell replaces your existing wired doorbell and captures pictures while also providing a 24/7 live video stream. It is designed to show you anything that reaches your doorstep, whether it be a package or a full-length image of someone coming to pay you a visit. It streams directly to your device in HD quality so that you can clearly see who and what showed up at your door! The Nest Hello Doorbell requires an existing doorbell, chime, and the correct transformer. It is small, sleek, and relatively easy to install. That being said, if you are not comfortable doing the install on your own, you can have a Nest Pro install it for you.
While other video doorbells include many similar features, you might be wondering what makes the Nest Hello Doorbell superior to other leading video doorbells? First, because the video footage is streamed and connected to WiFi, you can check in on your phone or other devices anytime and anywhere you have a data connection. With Night Vision, you can see visitors in the dark when it would normally be hard to see them with your own eyes. My favorite feature, however, is the recognition feature. This allows you to preset people that you know, that the Nest Hello Doorbell will recognize. If desired, you can even set up alerts to let you know when that friend or family member is at the door. Furthermore, if you are not at home and unavailable, the Nest Hello Doorbell has a feature that lets you pre-record responses to say to the visitor. Think of it as leaving a voicemail...at the front door!
The Doorbell also comes with the option of purchasing a Nest Aware subscription, which allows up to 30 days of 24/7 streaming! This subscription allows you to view the whole recording, instead of just the standard duration of the last 3 hours.
You might be asking yourself, “But how safe is it, really?” Well, all footage recorded by the Nest Hello Doorbell is stored safely in the cloud, so even if it is busted by a thief you will still have the footage. For the low price of $229, the Nest Hello Doorbell can keep an eye on your home and provide valuable security, even when you’re not around. Stop by your local mkCellular today to take advantage of this great deal.
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