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I decided it was time to beef up the security in our home with so many of us all under one roof. It isn’t uncommon for the kids, or even us, to go outside and forget to lock the door if we are just going into the yard, on the patio, or even just taking the dog out. If I am in the backyard or the garage, I want to be sure the main door of the house is always secure.
I purchased a Nest Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell and a Nest Yale Lock with Nest Connect from Best Buy. The Geek Squad came out to the house to do the installation. They were courteous, professional, on time, and spot on with their installation.
Nest Hello + Yale Lock Product Features
There is a lot to like about these two products.
The Nest – Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell is on 24/7. I am able to interact with visitors at the door by using the Nest Hello video capability. The HD camera is equipped with night vision to allow me to see people from my Smartphone. The HD Talk and Listen feature suppresses background noise for clearer communication. I can review the recorded recent activity outside the house via a three-hour snapshot history. There is also facial recognition built in.
The Nest x Yale – Smart Lock with Nest Connect is a tamper-proof lock that is keyless. You can lock and unlock the door from anywhere using the Nest app on your phone. The Smart Lock has an automatic locking feature. I can give everyone in the family a unique passcode and get alerts when they open and close the door. I can simply lock the door with a tap on the phone. If I forget, the Nest x Yale Lock will remind me through the Wi-Fi connection included in Nest Connect.
It is amazing how much action my front porch gets!
— Colby Shipwash (@dodomesticdad) April 20, 2018
Free Geek Squad Install – Limited Time
There really was no way I was going to be able to install the Nest Hello and the Nest Yale Lock security system myself. That is why I opted to purchase the products with the Smart Door Lock Installation as a package that was offered at Best Buy. I just chose the system I wanted, and then I added the installation option before checking out. The installation was free! Geek Squad seamlessly performed the installation and gave us a tutorial for how to use the system.