Cheap video doorbell deal: Save £50 on Google's Nest Hello camera doorbell

This smart doorbell works with other Nest products, and makes it easy to spot packages

Nest Hello video doorbell deal
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Video doorbells were already one of this year's hottest purchases, and that was before we all started needing to make sure we never missed deliveries, because they contained the essentials for living. This cheap smart doorbell deal is a great choice for a door camera upgrade, especially if you already have Google or Nest smart home products.

Right now, the Nest Hello video doorbell is reduced to £179 – saving £50. That's a good saving on one of the best video doorbells you can get.

Buy the Nest Hello from John Lewis for £179
Buy the Nest Hello from Currys for £179
Buy the Nest Hello from Argos for £179

The Nest Hello doorbell has a 4:3 camera, snapping anyone who comes to the door from head to floor, meaning it makes it easy not only to see who's there, but also whether they've left a parcel.

You'll get a notification when someone presses the button, of course, and you can also set up notifications for when it detects sound and motion, so it acts as a security camera as well.

The video supports high dynamic range (HDR) so that it's able to capture detail in both dark and light areas of the same frame, and there's night vision for seeing what's going on at every hour. You can also talk to and hear whoever's at the door directly from the app.

To save recordings to viewing in the future, you'll need a Nest Aware subscription. You also get smarter noise and sound notifications when you have Nest Aware, such as the ability for the camera to differentiate seeing a person to some branches blowing in the wind.

All your videos are protected by tough encryption, to keep what happens at your home private. It's all compatible with other Nest cameras as part of a bigger security system, and works with Google smart screens, such as the Google Hub Max, for viewing its feed.

It requires a standard set of doorbell wiring for its power – if you want a cheap wireless video doorbell, it's worth taking a look at the new Ring Video Doorbell from Amazon.

Nest Hello Video Doorbell | Save £50 | Now £179 at John Lewis

Nest Hello Video Doorbell | Save £50 | Now £179 at John Lewis
The Nest Hello shows who's at your door in detailed 1600x1200 resolution, which is tall enough to see parcels on the floor as well as people's faces. There's clear two-way communication with 'HD talk' quality, it offers motion and audio detection, and uses encryption to keep your videos secure.

Nest Hello Video Doorbell | Save £50 | Now £179 at Currys

Nest Hello Video Doorbell | Save £50 | Now £179 at Currys
The same as above, but available at Currys instead.

Matthew Bolton

Matt is T3's former AV and Smart Home Editor (UK), master of all things audiovisual, overseeing our TV, speakers and headphones coverage. He also covered smart home products and large appliances, as well as our toys and games articles. He's can explain both what Dolby Vision IQ is and why the Lego you're building doesn't fit together the way the instructions say, so is truly invaluable. Matt has worked for tech publications for over 10 years, in print and online, including running T3's print magazine and launching its most recent redesign. He's also contributed to a huge number of tech and gaming titles over the years. Say hello if you see him roaming the halls at CES, IFA or Toy Fair. Matt now works for our sister title TechRadar.