Nest Video Doorbell (Wired) 2nd Gen Review 2024

A smarter, better-looking Nest Doorbell with great video quality. But does it live up to the hype? We tested it to find out.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
9.0 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • A bit pricey: At $179.99, the new model of Nest Doorbells cost less than the Nest Hello. That’s not to say that it’s the cheapest option on the market though.
  • Nest Aware is required to access all features: We had to pay a month-to-month fee to use most of the doorbell’s key features. This includes event history and facial recognition. With that said, the camera does give you person detection built-in.
  • No local storage: To see our footage after the fact, we had to pay for a Nest Aware plan. The doorbell didn’t have a slot for any type of SD card or USB flash drive.

Bottom Line

Google Nest's take on the video doorbell is nothing short of top-notch. It’s well-designed, it’s easy to use, and it’s feature-rich. While the price point might be a bit of a turnoff for some, I’d argue the value is definitely there.
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  2. YouTube. (2022). How to Set Up and Install Your Google Nest Doorbell (Wired).