Can You Install Nest Hello without a Doorbell?

It is no longer news that Google Nest Hello is one of the smartest, most reliable, and fastest video doorbells on the market. They have long been one of the top trends when it comes to smart home technology.

When you have a nest Nest Hello Video Doorbell installed in your home; you get reliable HDR video recording with a good wide-angle view.

A Nest Hello doorbell can be installed without an existing doorbell (check out our how-to install a wireless doorbell guide).

However, if you do not have an existing doorbell or bell structure in your home, it is best to install Nest Hello with an indoor power adapter, also known as an outlet adapter with appropriate voltage requirements, plugged into a wall outlet.

Likewise, if you don’t have an existing doorbell or ring structure, you can use an indoor power adapter to power your Nest Hello doorbell camera.

Nest Hello offers state-of-the-art security with wide-angle vision, night vision, and 24/7 nonstop recording. However, if you want to install a Nest Hello without a doorbell or chime, you’re in for a lot of work as you may need to drill, wire, and connect the whole system.

Now that you know Nest Hello can be installed without a doorbell, we’ll walk you through how to install a Nest Hello with a doorbell or existing doorbell.

A great alternative to the Nest Hello doorbell is the Ring peephole camera; it doesn’t require an existing doorbell frame to work or the rigorous stress that comes with installing one.

10 Steps to install a Nest Hello without an Existing Doorbell or Chime

It just takes 10 easy steps to install a Nest Hello:

  1. Get the necessary tools
  2. Buy an indoor power Adapter
  3. Turn off the power supply
  4. Install the Nest Hello app
  5. Install Nest Hello wall plate
  6. Pass the power cable through the wall
  7. Connect Adapter wires
  8. Mount you Nest Hello
  9. Turn your power back on
  10. Power on your nest app

We dive into de details below:

1. Get the necessary tools

To successfully install a Nest Hello video doorbell without wires, you will need the following tools Phillips screwdriver, pen or pencil, power drill, Phillips bit, and a long drill bit for wood or stone.

2. Buy an indoor power Adapter

Get an indoor power adapter; we recommend LANMU Power Adapter specific for the Hello – because it works very well with the Nest Hello.

3. Turn off the power supply

Ensure that your power supplies off by going over to your fuse box or control box to disconnect power to your building.

4. Install the Nest Hello app

Go to google play store for android users or apple app store for ios users to download the Nest Hello app.

Sign up if you haven’t, and sign in if you already have an account.

5. Install Nest Hello wall plate

The next step is to install the Nest Hello wall plate. Preferably, it is ideal for placing your Nest Hello doorbell at the height of about 4feet or 1.5 meters.

How to install the Nest Hello wall plate

  1. Use the wall plate to mark the drill holes for the cable and screws. Use a level to check that the wall plate is straight. Remember that the doorbell wires must pass through the bottom of the hole in the Hello wall plate
  2. .Drill a hole all the way through the wall for the power cord. Use an 11/32 in. (9 mm) drill bit long enough to run it all the way through the wall. Always know where the plumbing and electrical wires are in the wall before drilling.
  3. Drill pilot holes for the screws using a 3/32-inch (2 mm) drill bit. Use the supplied masonry drill bit and masonry anchor if you want to drill into stone, concrete, or other hard materials.
  4. Install the wall plate with the screws. Ensure that the wall plate is right side up and the horizontal screw hole is at the bottom.
  5. Mount the wall plate with the screws.

6. Pass the power cable through the wall

After installing the Nest Hello doorbell plate, the next step is to pass the adapter’s power cable through the wall. Go in; slide the wall grommet over the adapter cable, then run the cable out through the hole. Do not power the power adapter yet.

7. Connect Adapter wires

Here, it does not matter which wire goes where. Just ensure you connect the adapter wire to your Nest Hello device’s back and carefully tuck the excess wire into the hole.

8. Mount you Nest Hello

Gently slide in your Nest Hello camera against the hello wall plate and press gently till it clicks (you should ensure it clicks).

9. Turn your power back on

Turn on your power by going to your fuse box or control panel to turn on the power, check if your Nest Hello is on with a blue light. If the light does not come on, double check your connection to ensure your power adapter is plugged into a live power outlet.

10. Power on your nest app

Finally, you need to complete this step to install Nest Hello without a doorbell by opening the Nest Hello app on your smartphone, connecting your Wi-Fi, and testing your video stream to see if it works. Also, test your alarms and chimes to make sure everything is working.

Follow the instructions in the app to select the location of your doorbell, connect to the wifi. Finally, try ringing the doorbell to see if you get instant notifications. Make sure you turn off the internal ringtone in the Hello settings in the Nest app.

Wrapping up…

When installing your Nest Hello doorbell video camera, make sure you hire a competent hand if you can’t do it yourself. A simple wrong electrical connection can break things if you are not careful.

However, picking up a Google Nest Hello is to be avoided unless you already have an existing doorbell and can’t handle the stress of connecting a power adapter to your Nest Hello doorbell ca

A huge alternative to the google Nest Hello doorbell is the Ring peephole camera; it does not require an existing doorbell framework or the rigorous stress that comes with installing one.