Thursday, December 20, 2018

Protect your Nest Hello Smart Doorbell

With the smart trend in home improvement, I recently installed a Nest Hello smart doorbell for my front door. 

However, mounting 2 screw on a piece of plastic to the wall made me feel unsecured about this $200+ piece of equipment.

As you can see from the pictures, I feel the Nest Hello doorbell are just sticking out in the air and that some one easily knock it off with a kick. Or even walking by can accidentally hit it and break it.
Therefore, I decided to made a cover for the doorbell.

As per the specs of the Nest Hello, they are 1.7 in in width, 4.6 in in height, and 1 in thick.

So I decided to use a 2x4, because I mounted my Nest doorbell at an angle.
However, if you mount it straight, you can just use a 1x4 or better if you can get the real 1 in thick since the 1x4 at the home improvement store only give you 3/4 in x 3.5 in. But I think it should be enough thickness anyway.

Using a 1 3/4 in hole saw. I marked the middle of my 2x4 and drill 2 holes as the picture on the left.
As a measurement, I marked 2 center points for drill the hole at 3 in part. After the 2, It would be 4 3/4 or 4.75 in, which give it some room for easy insert the Nest Hello.
 Next I use a jigsaw to cut the hole to insert the doorbell
 After this, you should have a part that look like the picture on the right.


 For my Nest, I also use the rip saw to cut the angle to match with the mounting of my Nest Hello.




 Since I did some rip cut and rough saw. I used sand paper to smooth out the edges and the cut.
 Next I draw the circle to make a round cut around the wood to make it look nice.


 After all the cut, this is how it fit around the Nest Hello. With some screws, I can secure the wood to the wall. I did not put any wood filler after putting in the screws.


With this protector, I think this feel a lot stronger and secured.
I may have make this a big deal but I think it added a nice touch to the doorbell.


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