Install a Google Nest Doorbell (battery version) is a straightforward process that you can usually do yourself. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
How to install Google Nest Doorbell
- Ensure your home’s existing doorbell system is compatible with the Google Nest Doorbell.
Charge the Doorbell:
- Fully charge the doorbell using the included USB cable.
Download the Google Home App:
- Download the Google Home app on your smartphone and create an account if you don’t already have one.
Turn Off Power:
- If you’re replacing an existing doorbell, turn off the power to your doorbell at the circuit breaker.
Set Up in Google Home App:
- Open the Google Home app.
- Tap the “+” sign to add a new device.
- Follow the in-app instructions to connect your Nest Doorbell to your Wi-Fi network.
- Choose a location for your doorbell. It should be within range of your Wi-Fi network and at an appropriate height (around 4 feet from the ground is typical).
Mounting Bracket Installation:
- Mark the position for the mounting bracket. Use a level to make sure it’s straight.
- Drill pilot holes (if mounting on wood, vinyl, or aluminum) or drill holes and insert wall anchors (if mounting on brick, stone, or concrete).
- Screw the mounting bracket into place.
Attach the Doorbell:
- Slide the Nest Doorbell onto the mounting bracket until it clicks into place.
Wire the Doorbell (Optional):
- If you’re using existing doorbell wiring, connect the wires to the back of the Nest Doorbell before mounting it.
Turn Power Back On:
- If you wired your doorbell, turn the power back on at the circuit breaker.
Final Setup in App:
- Complete any additional setup steps in the Google Home app, such as adjusting settings and preferences.
Test the Doorbell:
- Test your doorbell to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Check both the ringing and the video feed.
- Regularly Check and Charge: If your Nest Doorbell is battery-powered and not wired to your home’s doorbell system, you’ll need to periodically check and recharge the battery.
- Adjust Settings: Use the Google Home app to adjust settings like camera sensitivity, notifications, and more according to your preferences.
- Wi-Fi Connectivity: Ensure your doorbell maintains a strong Wi-Fi connection for optimal performance.
- Firmware Updates: Keep the firmware updated for new features and security patches.
Note: This guide is for the battery-powered Google Nest Doorbell. If you have a different model or are not comfortable with DIY installation, consider professional installation.