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In this post, we will be taking a look at and comparing two of the top brands of video doorbell cameras; the Ring Video Doorbell Camera and the Nest Video Doorbell Camera.

Nest Hello Doorbell Cam: Features

Nest is probably the most widely known brand of video surveillance cameras out on the market. The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera is no different. The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera is a wireless doorbell camera that works by connecting directly to your home’s Wi-Fi network. It is powered through your existing doorbell wiring, but you can purchase a power adapter if you do not have this.

The Nest Hello Doorbell Cam captures video in stunning full HD, and it has a 160-degree field of view. It has advanced night vision technology that allows you to record video even when there is no light around. It has an HD 2-way audio feature that reduces the background noise, and allows you to clearly hear and communicate with whomever is in front of the camera.

The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera also includes motion sensors that will trigger your camera to start to record. It also has the ability detect noise, distinguish familiar faces, and send a special notification for these events. If you are not at the premises you can use a prerecorded message to respond to your visitors to let them know where you are at. The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera also works with the Nest Secure system allowing you to have both security and video surveillance for your home in one cohesive unit.

Nest App, Video Recording, and Pricing

You will be able to view all of your video recording right from the Nest app which works for Apple and Android devices. You can stream live video as well as view recorded video clips. Any time your Nest Hello Doorbell Camera triggers an event you will receive an instant push notification letting you know that this event has taken place.

You can also directly communicate with the people in front of the camera through the app, and you can also customize features from the app. You can stream live video at no cost, but you will need to pay a monthly subscription for recorded clips. There are several different options you can choose from when it comes to what type of video storage you are looking for. If you are looking to purchase a Nest Hello Doorbell Camera you will pay around $230 for the camera itself.

Ring Doorbell Camera: Features

Ring is another really popular brand of doorbell video cameras. Like the Nest Hello, the Ring Doorbell Camera is wireless and works by connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network. It comes in two versions: hard-wired or battery operated.

If you choose to go with the hard-wired version you will need existing doorbell wiring for the camera to work. It has a a video resolution of 720P with a 180-degree viewing angle. The doorbell camera also has infrared night vision that allows you to capture images in low light scenarios.

The Ring Video Doorbell sports a noise cancellation 2-way audio feature that allows you to directly hear and communicate clearly with your visitors, and it has advanced motion detection technology that allows you to set custom motion zones so that you are not getting a lot of unwanted alerts. You can use your Ring Video Doorbell Camera in conjunction with the Nest Secure system.

Ring App, Video Recording, and Pricing

You can view all of your video clips right from the Ring app which works for both Apple and Android devices. The Ring app not only allows you to see recorded video clips, but it also allows you to stream live video at no cost. You will receive push notifications any time your Ring Doorbell Camera triggers an event. Just like the Nest app, you can directly communicate with your visitors and guests. You can also customize the features along with the motion zones right from the app. If you are looking to view recorded video clips you will need to pay a subscription for this service. You can purchase a Ring Video Doorbell Camera for around $99.

Nest Hello Doorbell Camera vs. Ring Doorbell Camera

There are a lot of similar features between the Nest Hello Doorbell Camera and the Ring Doorbell Camera. They both allow you to record and stream live video in full HD. They also both have night vision technology with motion sensors that trigger the camera to start to record. They start to differ when it comes to the advanced features.

The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera allows for more customization when it comes to the types of alerts, and what it can recognize such as your familiar faces. The Ring Doorbell Camera has a wider viewing angle allowing you to capture a wider area, and it gives you options on how you can power the camera unlike the Nest. Also, the Ring Doorbell subscription and cost for the camera is much cheaper than the Nest Hello Doorbell Camera.

Nest vs Ring vs Alarm.com Skybell

Today we have covered two of the top brands of video doorbell cameras that are currently out on the market. The Nest Hello Doorbell Camera is packed full of some really great features which really allows for a lot of customization. The Ring Doorbell Camera has a great price, made to last, and you do not have to worry about wiring it yourself due to the availability of the battery-operated version of this cam.

Alarm.com Skybell Doorbell Camera

However, if you are like most security conscious customers these days, then you would want to pair your doorbell camera up with a security system and monitor both from one single location and smartphone app. After all, the purpose of a doorbell camera is not only convenience but the security of knowing who is exactly at your door without having to expose yourself. Therefore, if home security is something that you’re interested in for your home and family, we highly suggest that you take a look at Link Interactive’s Alarm.com Skybell Doorbell Camera.

Features wise, the Alarm.com Skybell Doorbell Camera is comparable to both the Nest and Ring doorbell cameras. It’s when it comes to integration where it outshines them both. The Alarm.com Skybell Camera can be connected to your Link Interactive security system and controlled and monitored from the Alarm.com app. The Alarm.com app is a home security, video surveillance and home automation app provided by Link Interactive to all customers, which allows you to control all your devices from one place.

If you would like to find out more about the Skybell doorbell camera and Link Interactive’s security equipment and services, please contact us at (877) 826- 5443 or click here to see our offer!