Have a ring of intelligent video is like having your own doorman staff. You can see who is at the door and talk to him, without getting up or interrupting your television program favorite, as well as surprise if someone is suspiciously loitering your house. There are several alternatives on the market, but we compare two of the most well-known, Nest Hello vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro, to help you in your choice.
|Nest Hello||Ring Video Doorbell Pro|
|Design||Oval-shaped, 4.6 inches tall, 1.7 inches wide and 1 inch deep||Rectangular, 4.5 inches high, 1.85 inches wide and 0.8 inches thick|
|Features||Two-way Audio, live video, live alerts, night vision, motion detection, time of silence, pre-recorded messages, works with Google Assistant, has alert and intelligent facial recognition (with subscription) and video recording (limited to no subscription)||Two-way Audio, live video, live alerts, night vision, motion detection advanced, works with Alexa, has review and recording of video (with subscription)|
|Specifications||Camera with color sensor, 3-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom and a diagonal field of view of 160 degrees||Horizontal 160 degrees and a vertical field of view of 90 degrees, takes video in 1080p resolution|
|Price||$249 $||$199 ($279 with one-year of Nest Aware)|
|Subscription||starts at $5 dollars a month, the highest level is $30 dollars a month||starts at $3 dollars per month, the highest level is $10 dollars a month|
|Installation requirements||Transformer 10VA doorbell and doorbell with cable, we recommend professional installation but it may auto setup||Bell system and ringer standard existing (transformer 16-24 VAC), includes power supply kit professional, easy auto setup|
The ringis small and oval in shape. It has 4.6 inches tall, 1.7 wide, and 1 deep. The button, located in the lower part, has a ring of light that lights up when in use. The camera is located at the top of the device.
ThePro is small and rectangular. It has 4.5 inches tall, 1.85 in wide and is only 0.8 inches thick. The button is in the center of the device, and is also surrounded by a ring of blue LED light. On the button find the camera. The Ring Pro comes with four front plates interchangeable (including satin nickel, pearl, venetian and faceplates black) for you to customize it to suit the design of your home.
Winner: Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Nest recommends that a professional install your doorbell smart. If you want to install it on your own, you must make sure that the current settings work with the Nest Hello. The power requirements for the device are a transformer of 10VA, a cable ring and a bell system standard. The web site Nest offers useful tools, such as a verifier of support to find out if the wires of your ring are compatible and if there are professional installers in your area. The Nest application (iOs or Android) will guide you through the process of self-installation, and the box includes a mini kit of tools, with which you need to the installation.
The process of installation of Ring Video Doorbell Pro is relatively simple, and any person with knowledge of manual tasks, you can do so. Always have a bell system standard door (transformer 16-24 VAC), the box comes with everything you need. The compatibility is not a problem with the Ring Pro, as it comes with a Pro kit Power that ensures that the ringer will have enough power. As in the case of Nest, the application Ring (iOs or Android) is easy to use. However, due to the compatibility requirements are less stringent, which exceeds the Nest Hello in the installation category.
Winner: Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Features and specifications
The Nest Hello has two-way audio, noise cancellation and echo, and video streaming 24/7. Works with the Assistant of Google or Alexa, so that you can receive notifications and feeds in your devices Google Home (now Google’s Nest) or Echo Show. One of the great benefits of Nest Hello are your alerts intelligent, who can recognize the difference between people and objects. The device even has the ability to identify regular visitors and to start to advertise them by name. Also features a mute function that will prevent the buzzer sounds when your child is sleeping, for example. The Nest is capable of operating at temperatures between 14 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. To take maximum advantage of the characteristics of Nest Hello, as the video recording and alerts smart, you need to be subscribed to the service of Nest Aware.
The Ring Video Door Ring Pro allows you to see, hear and talk to visitors from your phone, tablet, or PC. You can send you alerts when someone presses the button or when it detects any movement. The Ring Pro works with Alexa, so that you can maintain a two-way conversation with visitors or view them across devices Echo screen. Also has night vision, in addition to live video and audio so you can check your home while you are away from it. If you want to take full advantage of the functions of Ring Pro, you should buy a subscription plan. The Ring Pro works with temperatures between 5 degrees and negative 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that it is a little more resistant than the Nest Nest.
In terms of quality of image and sound, the Nest Hello with a camera with color sensor, 3-megapixel camera and a third inch with 8x digital zoom and a diagonal field of view of 160 degrees. Shoot video HDR of 1,600 pixels x 1,200 up to 30 frames per second. Has night vision (infrared LED of 850 nm), a loudspeaker and a microphone. It also allows you to suspend the noise and a mechanism for transmission of audio more clear.
The Ring Pro has a horizontal field of view of 160 degrees and 90 degrees vertically. It records video in 1080p resolution, has night vision (using IR LED) and has a speaker and microphone with noise cancellation.
Winner: Nest Hello
Price and subscription model
The Nest Hello costs $199. Your subscription service, Nest Aware, starts at $5 dollars per month (or $50 annually ) and reaches up to $30 dollars per month (or $300 annual). With the basic subscription, accounts with five days history of video, continuous recording 24/7, alert, intelligent, timers, and activity areas. Without a subscription, you can watch the live broadcasts, but you only get a snapshot when someone comes to the door, which disappears in three hours. Also you need to be subscribed to take advantage of the alerts and intelligent face detection.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro costs $249 dollars. The subscription service starts at $3 dollars a month (or $30 dollars a year), and the plan of the highest level is $10 dollars per month (or $100 per year). The basic subscription allows you to review, share, and save videos. It also gives you access to records of up to 60 days. Without a subscription, you will receive an alert that indicates a detected movement, but you will not be able to review the video.
Winner: Nest Hello
Overall winner Nest Hello vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Although the Ring Video Doorbell Pro has an advantage in terms of design and ease of installation, the features, integration and specifications of the Nest Hello exceed it slightly. The Ring Pro is an excellent device, but it feels very similar to the previous version, the Ring 2, which unlike the Pro also works with battery and not just a cable.
A drawback to both is that some of the functions are limited to a subscription plan additional. However, the Nest at least allows you to see records of the past three hours. The free plan of the Ring is too limited, but their paid plans are cheaper. If you are looking for a subscription model cheap, your alternative must be the Ring Pro, but if you only want the basic features you need to keep with the Nest.
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