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[Costco] Nest Hello and Nest x Yale Lock Bundle

Came across this deal here today and thought to share. In the markey for both of these myself, is this a good deal or would I be wiser to hold out for better savings?
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stevester911 wrote: Came across this deal here today and thought to share. In the markey for both of these myself, is this a good deal or would I be wiser to hold out for better savings?
It’s not a terrible price but definitely not the lowest. A good price for the doorbell and lock would be $200 and $250 respectively. So $450 for both would be ideal but you’d have to wait. Lol if you need it right now, then yea it’s an okay price
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Nest Hello sucks. It constantly loses connection even though other devices nearby the doorbell have no problems with connection.
Plus, there is going to be a new Yale smart door lock this year. It will have the Wi-Fi connector built in so you don't need separate connector.

Edit:
Looks like this IS the new one with the Wi-Fi connector built-in.
Nevertheless, I got my Nest Hello for $220 last boxing day and the older version of the Yale door lock had been down to $200. I'd wait for a better deal.
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I've never had an issue with my Nest Hello losing connection. I've had it set up for about 6 months.
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rogerchoi wrote: Nest Hello sucks. It constantly loses connection even though other devices nearby the doorbell have no problems with connection.
Plus, there is going to be a new Yale smart door lock this year. It will have the Wi-Fi connector built in so you don't need separate connector.

Edit:
Looks like this IS the new one with the Wi-Fi connector built-in.
Nevertheless, I got my Nest Hello for $220 last boxing day and the older version of the Yale door lock had been down to $200. I'd wait for a better deal.
Defective unit possibly? Have you reached out to Nest/Google?
haushinka wrote: I've never had an issue with my Nest Hello losing connection. I've had it set up for about 6 months.
This is my experience as well (My Roger's internet issues aside lol)
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rogerchoi wrote: Nest Hello sucks. It constantly loses connection even though other devices nearby the doorbell have no problems with connection.
Plus, there is going to be a new Yale smart door lock this year. It will have the Wi-Fi connector built in so you don't need separate connector.

Edit:
Looks like this IS the new one with the Wi-Fi connector built-in.
Nevertheless, I got my Nest Hello for $220 last boxing day and the older version of the Yale door lock had been down to $200. I'd wait for a better deal.
Think you should investigate further, the issue is definitely on your end. I installed my Nest and it worked flawlessly for a month....then it stopped. I couldn't connect to the feed at all through the app. I had done a soft and then hard reset and still didn't work. Turns out that I had forgotten I had switched to a way more powerful and also security heavy router. The built in firewall settings were causing the issue. Now it works perfectly again for months.

If yours is losing connection just occasionally, you may have router settings hurting. Or just poor WiFi in that area.

As for this deal, the lock goes for $359 and the cam $300. If love to know anyone in very getting this for $450. Best you'll get is maybe $50 each of them...so $559. With that in mind, this is a decent deal now. I have both and love them.
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saad29 wrote: Defective unit possibly? Have you reached out to Nest/Google?
This is my experience as well (My Roger's internet issues aside lol)
Perhaps it is a defective unit. It worked fine for the first three months, though. I will try to contact them, but it's hard to get a hold of actual people with the lockdown these days.
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aidendanger wrote: Think you should investigate further, the issue is definitely on your end. I installed my Nest and it worked flawlessly for a month....then it stopped. I couldn't connect to the feed at all through the app. I had done a soft and then hard reset and still didn't work. Turns out that I had forgotten I had switched to a way more powerful and also security heavy router. The built in firewall settings were causing the issue. Now it works perfectly again for months.

If yours is losing connection just occasionally, you may have router settings hurting. Or just poor WiFi in that area.

As for this deal, the lock goes for $359 and the cam $300. If love to know anyone in very getting this for $450. Best you'll get is maybe $50 each of them...so $509. With that in mind, this is a decent deal now. I have both and love them.
Could you elaborate on the built-in firewall thing with your router? I have had my current dir-2055 before buying the Nest Hello, but maybe it's worth looking into that.
I have 70% signal by the doorbell and get 50% on my driveway. So I don't think it is an issue with wifi signal strength.
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rogerchoi wrote: Could you elaborate on the built-in firewall thing with your router? I have had my current dir-2055 before buying the Nest Hello, but maybe it's worth looking into that.
I have 70% signal by the doorbell and get 50% on my driveway. So I don't think it is an issue with wifi signal strength.


I have the ASUS GT-AC5300 and it has a plethora of built in security features. Way too much for my uses. I disabled most so I didn't have to mess with port settings so you can check if your router has built in firewall in the GUI.

This may help:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Nest/comments/ ... all_ports/

Also this under the advanced settings part:

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9240155

Hope this helps! Once working, I can't think of a better solution for what I needed. I subscribe to Nest Aware for the extra features.
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How do the Hello’s perform in cold temperatures?
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i Have both and both work well. However in colder days the door lock somehow shows as unlocked on my app. Fortunately I have a Wyze camera pointed at the door and I can see nothing happened.

Overall very happy with this set and I would buy them again! (Although paying for Nest Aware is a bit annoying)
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Bart_ wrote: How do the Hello’s perform in cold temperatures?
Just fine in my experience.

I have had it disconnect from wifi on rare occasions (same as my Nest Outdoor Camera) but it usually re-connects itself (the Outdoor sometimes needs a power cycle). The bigger issue I have had with the Nest Hello is being unable to get it going after a power outage. Those are generally rare but there has been a lot of work in my area this past year so more frequent for me. I have to disconnect the doorbell to reset it, which is a PITA.

One thing to note, Nest Hello notifications to your devices can be quite delayed.

Regarding the lock, people may want to consider the Yale Assure for the redundancy of a key if that’s important to you. You can also choose the network you want to use, whether it is WiFi (via August), Zwave, Zigbee, iM1 (HomeKit), etc... by buying the appropriate network module for the Yale but not Nest x Yale lock.
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Bart_ wrote: How do the Hello’s perform in cold temperatures?
I had no issues with mine at all. Would definately recommend to anyone as long as they are aware that you need to subscribe to the service to get almost all the functionality of the doorbell
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Bart_ wrote: How do the Hello’s perform in cold temperatures?
Just fine. I'm in Winnipeg and worked great all through winter.
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Note that nest hello without subscription is pretty bare bone. $50.00 + tax is small price to pay for convenience and security. Once you set it up there are hardly any issues.
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Bart_ wrote: How do the Hello’s perform in cold temperatures?
I ran the hello for the past year without any disconnects, other than the one system wide Google outage. I live in northern Alberta and we had some brutally cold weather this year and it worked fine all winter.
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rogerchoi wrote: Nest Hello sucks. It constantly loses connection even though other devices nearby the doorbell have no problems with connection.
To others who may not be knowledgeable, Nest Hello is quite particular when it comes to it's wifi compatibility, and it really does not like mesh wifi networks, particularly Orbi.

Once you have your network and wifi configured to Nest Hello's liking, it should run rock solid. Until then, it's a nightmare of disconnections. I spent a long time with Nest support trying to get this stupid thing setup. We eventually got there, but it wasn't easy and it took a long time.

So, as long as you don't have an ORBI or a mesh wifi network, it should work fine. Otherwise, be prepared to spend time on forums and with Nest support trying to figure out why it either just won't connect, or will connect but drop out randomly.
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Snake13 wrote: To others who may not be knowledgeable, Nest Hello is quite particular when it comes to it's wifi compatibility, and it really does not like mesh wifi networks, particularly Orbi.

Once you have your network and wifi configured to Nest Hello's liking, it should run rock solid. Until then, it's a nightmare of disconnections. I spent a long time with Nest support trying to get this stupid thing setup. We eventually got there, but it wasn't easy and it took a long time.

So, as long as you don't have an ORBI or a mesh wifi network, it should work fine. Otherwise, be prepared to spend time on forums and with Nest support trying to figure out why it either just won't connect, or will connect but drop out randomly.
I run Google wifi mesh with 4 access points and never had any issues.
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rogerchoi wrote: Nest Hello sucks. It constantly loses connection even though other devices nearby the doorbell have no problems with connection.
Plus, there is going to be a new Yale smart door lock this year. It will have the Wi-Fi connector built in so you don't need separate connector.

Edit:
Looks like this IS the new one with the Wi-Fi connector built-in.
Nevertheless, I got my Nest Hello for $220 last boxing day and the older version of the Yale door lock had been down to $200. I'd wait for a better deal.
Mine has been very solid/stable - had it for years now.

It's gotta be your environment or you got a defective unit.
Things you could try if you still have it installed.
> I put mine Nest on a it's own separate SSID....2.4Ghz or 5 Ghz? Maybe put it on 5ghz if it's close enough.
> check the transformer as well

Cold weather - no issue for me here in the GTA.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
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gr8dlr wrote: Mine has been very solid/stable - had it for years now.

It's gotta be your environment or you got a defective unit.
Things you could try if you still have it installed.
> I put mine Nest on a it's own separate SSID....2.4Ghz or 5 Ghz? Maybe put it on 5ghz if it's close enough.
> check the transformer as well

Cold weather - no issue for me here in the GTA.
That's an interesting idea about the separate SSID. Did you have a connection issue before and doing it helped?

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