Nest is near delivering what’s turn into its most requested product: a video doorbell. On Wednesday, Nest provided a preview of the system in San Francisco.

The Nest Whats up is a brilliant, black-and-white plastic doorbell that has a button on the backside and a digital camera on the high.

It can ship alerts to the Nest app, from the place customers will be capable to see a reside high-definition video stream with audio, pan left and proper on the digital camera picture if wanted to get a greater view, and communicate to whoever is on the door.

Nest mentioned the app may even include various pre-programmed responses for occasions when homeowners need to ship a voice reply, say “I can’t come to the door proper now,” however they’re in conditions the place it’s inconceivable to do this reside, comparable to in a enterprise assembly.

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The Nest Whats up video doorbell demonstrated in San Francisco on September 20, 2017.

By way of Nest’s subscription cloud video service, customers may even be alerted to highlights from hours of streaming, and so they can entry facial recognition options that may decide whether or not a stranger or somebody you already know is on the door.

Nest Whats up can be accessible the primary quarter of 2018. The corporate didn’t announce a value. Nest additionally introduced its entry into the house safety market with the Nest Safe, and a brand new outside house safety digital camera, the Nest Cam IQ Outside.

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