Ring has dominated the video doorbell market for the past few years, but other companies are starting to get into the act which includes Google-owned Nest.

The Nest Hello has been available in the UK for some time now, but it officially launched in the UK today. Offering very similar functionality to the Ring options, Nest Hello customers will be notified when a guest is at the door even when they are not home via their mobile phone, and can choose to have a natural conversation with HD Talk and Listen. If they’re not available, a list of pre-recorded responses makes it easy to quickly and effortlessly answer visitors with one tap from the app. And just in case the baby is sleeping or you don’t want to set off the dog, Quiet Time lets you turn off your chime, right from the app, while still receiving notifications.

Nest Hello can even let you know there’s someone at your door on your Google Assistant-enabled speaker. And with a Nest Aware subscription, you can get personalised alerts based on who is at the door, such as whether it’s a family member or the next-door neighbour.

Nest Hello can even let you know there’s someone at your door on your Google Assistant-enabled speaker. And with a Nest Aware subscription, you can get personalised alerts based on who is at the door, such as whether it’s a family member or the next-door neighbour.

Unlike the Ring options, Nest requires a hardwired connection, this makes it a lot more fiddly to install, but it provides some advantages over Ring which include 24/7 streaming and continuous video recording.

Nest Hello is available to order today for £229 including VAT from www.nest.com/uk