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[Nest] Nest Hello doorbell $259 ( $40 OFF) + get a free Google Home Mini

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dredd2099 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2018 2:31 pm
eh? thought the google home mini came 'free' with the nest hello
if you were in the GTA I would have taken it off you for free, you know, to help you out since you dont want it Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
They obviously pro-rated the discount between the Nest and GH..
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a4kel wrote:
Jun 26th, 2018 1:51 pm
Comes with a 15 degree wedge but most complain it is not enough. I want to get this door bell but like many others my door bell is perpendicular to my door. After some searches, there isn't any aftermarket wedge that you can buy either for a better angle. Here is a link of templates that you can 3d print a a bracket, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2836778
I just installed the nest doorbell where the location of the wires are perpendicular to my door. I 3D printed a 30 degree wedge by uploading the template from 3dhubs.com, cost me $10, using it as a base then added the nest 15 degree wedge on top to a total of 45 degrees, works well, looks clean.This can be a good solution for those who don't want to DIY a wedge.
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a4kel wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 4:24 pm
I just installed the nest doorbell where the location of the wires are perpendicular to my door. I 3D printed a 30 degree wedge by uploading the template from 3dhubs.com, cost me $10, using it as a base then added the nest 15 degree wedge on top to a total of 45 degrees, works well, looks clean.This can be a good solution for those who don't want to DIY a wedge.
Looks nice, but how many folks own a 3D printer?
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vkizzle wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 4:26 pm
Looks nice, but how many folks own a 3D printer?
local library perhaps?
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vkizzle wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 4:26 pm
Looks nice, but how many folks own a 3D printer?
I don't own one... I uploaded the design and ordered it at 3dhubs.com.
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dredd2099 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 4:28 pm
local library perhaps?
Good call...just checked my local library and they have one.
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a4kel wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 4:24 pm
I just installed the nest doorbell where the location of the wires are perpendicular to my door. I 3D printed a 30 degree wedge by uploading the template from 3dhubs.com, cost me $10, using it as a base then added the nest 15 degree wedge on top to a total of 45 degrees, works well, looks clean.This can be a good solution for those who don't want to DIY a wedge.
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If you have access to a saw you could cut a piece of wood with whatever angle you want. Mount the non wedge mount to that.
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Feb 6, 2008
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Thanks OP. Purchased over the long weekend and already received. Going to install it tomorrow!!
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Received mine from eBay the other day and it was pretty straight forward installation by following the guide on the nest app. The microphone is very sensitive and picked up birds starting to chirp at 3:40AM!

I bought a 16/24 transformer since it was only measuring at 14.4V at the old doorbell, but it's been working fine with no hiccups streaming continuous videos for the past few days. Now I'm wondering if I still need to swap the existing transformer out. The technical info screen on the hello is showing 11.2V and battery of 4.07V.

Those with 16V Transformers, what are your voltages from the technical info screen?
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mooomoose wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 8:10 am
Received mine from eBay the other day and it was pretty straight forward installation by following the guide on the nest app. The microphone is very sensitive and picked up birds starting to chirp at 3:40AM!

I bought a 16/24 transformer since it was only measuring at 14.4V at the old doorbell, but it's been working fine with no hiccups streaming continuous videos for the past few days. Now I'm wondering if I still need to swap the existing transformer out. The technical info screen on the hello is showing 11.2V and battery of 4.07V.

Those with 16V Transformers, what are your voltages from the technical info screen?
Just installed mine last night, with a labelled 16v transformer.
Tech info from the app shows 17.2 v.
Battery voltage shows 4.03v
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Is the nest aware worth the price? I also have an Amcrest cam, and bought a wyze cam to mess with.
I read that tinycam pro is good?
Or is Blueiris worth it?

I would use the free nest app when someone actually rings the bell, but either tinycam or blueiris for video playback for motion.
Thoughts?
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mooomoose wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 8:10 am
Received mine from eBay the other day and it was pretty straight forward installation by following the guide on the nest app. The microphone is very sensitive and picked up birds starting to chirp at 3:40AM!

I bought a 16/24 transformer since it was only measuring at 14.4V at the old doorbell, but it's been working fine with no hiccups streaming continuous videos for the past few days. Now I'm wondering if I still need to swap the existing transformer out. The technical info screen on the hello is showing 11.2V and battery of 4.07V.

Those with 16V Transformers, what are your voltages from the technical info screen?
Smoothie wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 9:13 am
Just installed mine last night, with a labelled 16v transformer.
Tech info from the app shows 17.2 v.
Battery voltage shows 4.03v
Keep in mind that voltage drops under load.
The current transfomer may be enough to power the device, but during a live view and or two way communication, you will experience lag.
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mooomoose wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 8:10 am
Received mine from eBay the other day and it was pretty straight forward installation by following the guide on the nest app. The microphone is very sensitive and picked up birds starting to chirp at 3:40AM!

I bought a 16/24 transformer since it was only measuring at 14.4V at the old doorbell, but it's been working fine with no hiccups streaming continuous videos for the past few days. Now I'm wondering if I still need to swap the existing transformer out. The technical info screen on the hello is showing 11.2V and battery of 4.07V.

Those with 16V Transformers, what are your voltages from the technical info screen?
I would advise against using a non-compliant transformer. Although a different doorbell, I got my Ring Pro to work with the original (undervolted) transformer installed by the builder, and although it worked for the first 6 months flawlessly, my mechanical chime started decided to ring non-stop early in the morning (at 3am!) and continued to do so non-stop. At the end, I found out the problem was the transformer being undervolted and bricking my Ring-Pro though it still turned on. You can imagine the # of calls back and forth with Ring support since it appeared to be powering on. At the end, they sent me a replacement unit and I bought a compliant transformer, and all is working well again now. I'm lucky they sent me a replacement as it was totally my fault lol.
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freakyflow wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 9:25 am
I would advise against using a non-compliant transformer. Although a different doorbell, I got my Ring Pro to work with the original (undervolted) transformer installed by the builder, and although it worked for the first 6 months flawlessly, my mechanical chime started decided to ring non-stop early in the morning (at 3am!) and continued to do so non-stop. At the end, I found out the problem was the transformer being undervolted and bricking my Ring-Pro though it still turned on. You can imagine the # of calls back and forth with Ring support since it appeared to be powering on. At the end, they sent me a replacement unit and I bought a compliant transformer, and all is working well again now. I'm lucky they sent me a replacement as it was totally my fault lol.
What's a "non-compliant" transformer?
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vkizzle wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 9:42 am
What's a "non-compliant" transformer?
I'm assuming a transformer that does not meet the voltage requirements.

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