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Google's Nest Hello doorbell can detect package deliveries

Google says its Nest Hello video doorbell can now detect package deliveries.

The tech giant has revealed the device - which can already detect people - will also be able to monitor your doorstep and automatically send alerts when a package is waiting.

The update will only be available to US users who have subscribed to Nest Aware, which starts at a cost of $5 a month.

Subscribers can already set alerts for motion in specific zones - including a doorway or crib - along with receiving notifications for familiar (or unfamiliar) faces showing up on screen.

The service alsp offers a 24/7 history of your device's video feed, and package alerts will be turned on by default once the Nest Hello is updated.

With the latest update, Google has got an edge on competing cameras, which typically can sense someone approached the door without revealing what they were there for.

However, Amazon Key goes a step further by letting the retailer's couriers drop off packages in a user's car, garage or home.

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