Google’s Nest Hello

Google’s Nest Hello

Whether you use a wheelchair or not, there are times you simply can’t get to the door quickly enough when a visitor arrives. If you do use a wheelchair, or have a disability, there are a number of added reasons why promptly answering may not be possible. Say you’re waiting for your morning caregiver in bed, stuck in the bathroom, or simply out of your chair and too tired to transfer and push to the door — previously you were out of luck. Now, thanks to smart video doorbells, you can see and talk with whomever is at your door using an array of smart devices and then decide whether to let them in or not.

I’ve tested Amazon’s Ring Video Doorbell Pro ($249) and Google’s Nest Hello ($229), two of the most popular video doorbells, and both products have been great. They have similar interfaces and options, but they use different voice commands. For example, if you have Amazon Fire TV, Ring will display your front door if you say, “Alexa, show m