There are a few things to think about when choosing between a wired-in Nest Doorbell and a battery-powered one: How long does the battery truly last, and how can I extend it? This manual will walk you through doing just that, with the goal of extending the Nest Doorbell’s battery life.
Nest Doorbell powering options Battery life of the Nest Doorbell How to extend the Nest Doorbell battery life Wake-up sensitivity Video quality Maximum event length Stop checking your live feed More on Google Home: Options for NEST Doorbell Powering It is possible to wire the Nest Doorbell . This will enable you to permanently install the Nest Doorbell and eliminate the requirement for battery charging. Sadly, the advantages essentially stop at never having to recharge the battery. Contrary to the earlier Nest Hello, which is wired-only, the Nest Doorbell does not offer 24/7 recording even if it is hooked in. If your doorbell doesn’t already have wiring, you can always choose to use AA10.
You will need to periodically charge the battery through USB-C if you decide to leave the Nest Doorbell unattached to your house. Since the doorbell itself can be unlatched from the base and plugged in elsewhere inside your home, charging is really simple. Remember that a full charge may take up to 4 hours. Similar to the last example, there is no 24/7 recording because it is important to extend the battery life before the doorbell needs to be charged inside. The Nest Doorbell can be quickly and easily installed in an apartment, which is a benefit.
LIFE OF BATTERIES FOR THE NEST DOORBELL Despite what some might have you believe, there isn’t a simple solution. The Nest Doorbell battery is intended to last roughly 2.5 months in every sense of the word. Of course, that is all up to you. With your Nest Doorbell battery, you’ll also be prepared. On the doorbells page of the Google Home app, you can see how much battery life is still left.
The amount of battery your doorbell needs will depend on a few different factors:
Sensitivity video caliber Event duration Climate Each of these factors significantly affects how long your Nest Doorbells battery lasts. Selecting high sensitivity will keep your smartphone awake all the time and result in pointless recordings. Since the device is sending more data to the cloud, the maximum video quality can also drain your battery. Additionally, lengthy events result in lengthier recordings, and when combined with the highest possible video quality, they will completely drain your battery. Fortunately, changing those settings is simple.
The temperature outside is difficult to change unless you know something I don’t. Nest products, such as the Nest Cam and Doorbell, are prone to low battery life in cold weather conditions and the inability to charge if connected to doorbell wiring. Although it is difficult to change these factors, it is important to keep in mind if your Nest Doorbell is performing poorly. Google intends to introduce a second-generation wired Nest Doorbell in the future that won’t require any charging at all, resolving the current problem.
HOW TO LONGEVITY IMPROVE THE NEST DOORBELL BATTERY Settings on the Nest Doorbell are relatively simple to modify and set up. You can alter each of the aforementioned settings via the Google Home app as often as you like to get a sense of what really makes your doorbell’s battery last the longest.
For me, the adjustments I made made a significant difference and brought me closer to Google’s 2.5-month claim for the device. The settings for extending the battery life of your Nest Doorbell can be found here:
Go to the Google Home app on your smartphone. Press the Nest Doorbell. In the top right corner, click the settings cog. Play Video.
A handful of the settings that have already been described can be found here, along with a few more that can affect battery life.
AWARENESS SENTIBILITY The amount of movement required at a specific distance for your camera to start capturing an event is known as the wake-up sensitivity. This option is set to medium by default. This indicates that you have a respectable range where your doorbell can identify individuals, vehicles, or animals. We suggest lowering the sensitivity to Low for the longest battery life.
I got it. You need to have the ability to capture everything that occurs. Here’s the problem, though. In terms of doorbell usage, visitors approaching your door are its primary focus. The Nest Doorbell will unquestionably detect individuals in front of your door and notify you even at its lowest sensitivity.
Although Google’s Nest Cams are preferable for that function, the Nest Doorbell can be utilized as a security device. If you live near a busy road, leaving the Nest Doorbell’s wake-up sensitivity at low still lets you see what’s going on outside your door and greatly extends battery life.
video caliber The Nest Doorbell’s default video quality is 960 × 1280 at 30 frames per second. That may not seem like much, but in reality, it is more than enough to identify visitors to your door. Increase the quality to the highest setting so that the doorbell may stream at its highest resolution if you want to see who is strolling along the street in front of your house.
Set the quality to High for the best battery life. While it isn’t ideal, it won’t force your doorbell to use your internet connection to send all it has. Unbelievably, that is what drains power.
Maximal event duration When the Nest Doorbell notices movement, it begins to record and uploads the video to safe servers, where it can be seen on the Google Home app. That recording can run up to three minutes, depending on the value you choose for the event length. Depending on how active your front door is, having it set at 3 minutes or even just 1 minute every event will severely drain your battery.
This situation is now somewhat balanced. The shortest setting, 10 seconds, feels far too brief, especially if an ominous figure is close to your door. However, 3 minutes can be excessive. You should choose the recording duration based on how at ease you are. I feel like 30 seconds is plenty of time and won’t drain the battery.
Remember that your camera will automatically record the entire three minutes of footage and send it to your devices every time the doorbell is pressed. The same holds true for emergencies.
KEEP CHECKING YOUR LIVE FEED, PLEASE The trickiest and most crucial one might be this one. I found it impossible to go five minutes without examining what was on the other side of my door when the Nest Doorbell first arrived and was set up. Unfortunately, in just a few days, this virtually completely depleted the battery. Your battery should last a fair amount of time if you only check the live feed when it’s absolutely required.
With these settings modified, the Nest Doorbell’s battery life can be prolonged by at least six weeks. Everyone’s experiences may vary greatly, particularly in terms of how much activity occurs outside your door, but this is an excellent place to begin. Let us know if these suggestions worked and what you did to increase the Nest Doorbells’ battery life!