Nest Temperature Sensor on a desk


Nest launched a suite of new products, including a video doorbell

It's a smart home smorgasbord!


Christina Bonnington


Posted on Mar 16, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:33 pm CDT

Google-owned Nest just released a trio of new products meant to keep your home safe and comfortably climate-controlled. The Nest Hello video doorbell is finally on sale, as well as the Nest x Yale door lock and a new temperature sensor. For new homeowners, this is basically a connected home bonanza.

The Nest Hello video doorbell is the company’s answer to the Ring video doorbell, which Amazon recently acquired for $1 billion. Nest first announced it back in September, but it’s now shipping. It’s a small, oblong unit that looks a bit like an elongated Amazon Dash button (minus the product branding). It has a 3-megapixel camera at the top with 8x digital zoom capabilities and a doorbell at the bottom. The camera has a 160-degree field of view and captures video at 1600 x 1200 resolution at 30 fps. It also has night vision.

Nest’s doorbell is $229 and requires a wired connection with power. It comes with everything you may need for installation, including screws, a masonry drill bit, a chime connector, and extension wires.

The Nest x Yale Lock is a tamper-proof, keyless deadbolt system that connects to the Nest app. You can lock and unlock it with the app, set up passcodes for guests and visitors, and set expiration times on those passcodes to make sure they don’t return uninvited.

The lock is available now and starts at $249. It comes in three color variants to coordinate with the hardware on your door: satin nickel, polished brass, and oil rubbed bronze.

Nest’s Temperature Sensor (pictured at the top of this post) is a $39 add-on for those who already own a 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Thermostat E. (It unfortunately doesn’t work with older Nest Learning Thermostat models.) With this sensor, you can make sure rooms at the far ends of your home are heated or cooled to the same degree as ones in the center of your home. You can also use it to teach your thermostat which room’s comfort you prioritize over others’. However, as The Verge notes, it’s not as advanced as some other temperature sensors on the market, which can also detect whether a human is actually in a room or not.

The Nest Temperature Sensor won’t ship until April, but it’s currently available for pre-order. The Nest Hello and Nest x Yale lock are both available now.

H/T The Verge

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*First Published: Mar 16, 2018, 8:35 pm CDT