I am in Alabama caring for my sweet little granddaughter while my son travels to conferences.
She attends daycare in the mornings. As I was sitting at my desk relishing the chance to work uninterrupted, my phone buzzed with a notification that someone was at the front door.
I quickly opened my NEST video doorbell application on my phone.
I recognized my landscaper and was able to chat with him even though I am several thousand miles away.
He chuckled to hear my disembodied voice coming through the doorbell.
A Great Doorbell
I like my Nest video doorbell. I can see people as they stand at my front door.
I can review the video and see who visited my home.
It is fun to call friends and say “Sorry I missed you yesterday” to their amazement.
I can check up on workers who tell me “Oh, yes, I was at your house yesterday trimming the hedge.”
It records 24 hours per day and covers a wide area to include the street.
It saves me time when I am working in my upstairs office at home as I don’t have to go downstairs to answer the doorbell.
It lets me know when UPS or FEDEX have left a package.
I like that I can leave the house and the door will automatically lock and unlock as I come and go.
I can unlock and lock the door remotely using my phone. Great for those times when I need to let someone in the house.
It can be silenced if I wish to be undisturbed for a period of time. A nap maybe?
So far, neither the wind nor a bird flying past have triggered the bell.
Only once did it go off line for a few minutes but other than that, it has worked perfectly.
It is part of my Google smart home which includes a Google mini, smart thermostat, video doorbell, and keypad.