How smart homes mean smarter security
It used to be that having a monitored security system meant you had to pay hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to have a security company on call to respond to your home alarm going off, which would only happen once someone had already made it through your door. Now, with products like the Google Nest Doorbell, you get a notification on your phone when someone walks up to your door, you can talk to them through the system, and you have the video saved to show the police if action needs to be taken.
It's taken an incredibly complicated and expensive system that required professional installation and monitoring, and turned it into an inexpensive device you can install and set up yourself in less than an hour.
The latest Nest Doorbell has made huge leaps and bounds when it comes to making sure you’re getting the best information, too. “With on-device machine-learning, the Google Nest Doorbell can recognise people (including familiar faces), animals, vehicles and packages – cutting down on unhelpful notifications and prioritising what you need to see,” says Matt Gaskell. “And we know conditions across Australia can greatly vary, so these devices have been trained on 40 million images to accommodate lots of different environments and lighting conditions, meaning reliability and accuracy are even better.”
Having a system that links into a smart assistant, like the Google Nest Hub Max, also means you can use your voice to check-in, making it simple for anyone to use.