A veranda/porch with an overhead light turned on.

Can The Nest Doorbell & Cameras Turn On Your Lights?

A fairly desired (and standard) feature of smart doorbells and cameras is that they notify another service about motion, so that automation routines can run – for example, turning a…

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Nest help pages - familiar face detection

Your Nest Device May Be Pointless In Illnois (Or The EU!)

When you’re looking at Nest’s smart doorbells and cameras, you may see a symbol (indicating a footnote) whenever “familiar face detection” is mentioned: So what does this suspicious footnote mention?…

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A marketing image of a black Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell (on a white background).

Nest Devices Without A Subscription (What Will/Won’t Work)

After shelling out $230 for the Nest Hello smart doorbell or $399 for the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, you could be forgiven for baulking at the $60 per year “Nest…

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Various Ring doorbells and cameras in a UK store.

Which Ring And Nest Cameras Are PoE (Power over Ethernet)?

Power over Ethernet involves using the multiple wire strands within an Ethernet cable to send both data and electrical power. This allows the end device to be fully powered by…

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A marketing image of a black Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell (on a white background).

Nest Hello Doorbell: 18 Questions/Answers You Need To Know

The Nest Hello Video Doorbell was released in 2018, and whilst it’s sold decently well, Ring still rules the smart doorbell market. This means that whilst people have lots of…

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