I currently have Arlo Pro cameras that I'd like to replace with the Google Nest doorbell (wired 2nd gen) and have some questions about capability. I'd like to put one on the front door and back door.
- Can I be notified of motion detection even if someone doesn't ring doorbell?
- Can I be notified of motion detection overnight on something other than a push notification on my phone? A scenario would be to be alerted overnight when I'm sleeping if someone were to come on the porch (so more of a security camera function than a doorbell) without having to leave my phone on all night. Currently, I have Arlo detections to ring my home phone and turn on Hue lights overnight (via IFTTT). I'd love to use the Nest Hub 2nd gen to alert me but I think I read it only alerts if the doorbell is pressed.
- Does the doorbell integrate with IFTTT? (see above)
- Without a subscription, I understand there is a 3 hour limit on footage. With my Arlo, I m emailed a video clip of motion detection, does nest do that so I can review later, or would I be out of luck 3 hours after the event?
- I currently have a 16v 10va doorbell transformer. If I install. 16v 30va transformer will that work for two doorbells?
Thanks in advance for your assistance!
You can only get notifications for motion events on a Google Nest doorbell via push notifications to your phone or mobile device. The doorbells do not send motion notifications to Nest Hubs.
Also, without a subscription you have to download an event within 3 hours if you want to save a clip; there is no capacity to email clips to you.
Our 10v 30va transformer works fine to power the internal chime with our two older Google Nest Hello Doorbells (or at least it did until the internal battery failed on both; see this thread: https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Cameras-and-Doorbells/Nest-Hello-Doorbell-cuts-out-when-butto...; Google Nest has not disclosed whether the 2nd Gen Google Nest Doorbell also has an internal battery that could be subject to failure after a year or two). Google Nest doesn't list requirements for more than one doorbell; all they have is this:
@mrshanno I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.
I appreciate the help, MplsCustomer and Brad.
sure! several reasons. 1. durability - product delaminates pretty quickly leaving an unsightly device as a first impression for your guests. 2. notifications - when pressed, the user should get notified via sound and device screens about a visitor. I get the sound (on ALL devices which you cannot change) and the thumbnail only on my mobile. The video doesn't automatically show on any screen devices such as the HUB or HUB Max. 3. warranty - the warranty is very limited compared to other doorbells. 4. customer service - google's customer service is more about putting off customers than actually helping them. The representatives will open a ticket and tell you to expect a response within 24 hours and fail to meet that promise every time. 5. audio - the 2 way audio to speak to your guests does not work on all phones/devices and google has been aware of this issue for well over a year and has failed to fix it. I hope this helps with your decision. I do encourage you to browse the forums to see the types of experiences other customers have had with google. I'm confident once you read them you will not purchase from google.