Google recently unveiled its second-generation wired Nest Doorbell.
The 2nd-gen wired Nest Doorbell is 30% smaller than its predecessor, but delivers the best image quality according to DXOMark. Google says it spent “a lot of time fine-tuning the image and making updates” to ensure users get the best quality, right out of the box. The distorted fish-eye effect is eliminated with HDR helping to capture details in areas with shadows or bright lights.
It also has built-in machine learning to differentiate between people, packages, pets and vehicles. In addition, the new Nest Doorbell can monitor specific areas using Activity Zones.
Other features include the ability to chat with visitors at the door from anywhere, automatic recording of an hour's worth of important events to its local memory, and three hours of event video hisotry at no extra charge with clips up to five minutes long.
The Google Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd-gen) is now available in the U.S for US$179.99.