Skyworks Solutions announced that Nest, a division of Google (Alphabet), is using several of its wireless connectivity products in its recently launched video doorbells. The Nest Hello, which offers continuous (24/7) recording capability and HD video, incorporates Skyworks' portfolio to connect users and other network devices, supporting extended ranges and longer battery life for smart home applications.
Skyworks' solutions enable the video doorbell to easily switch among Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and Thread communication protocols, while ensuring reliable data transfer at longer distances through obstacles such as walls and doors.
"Skyworks' advanced wireless engines are supporting the world's leading home automation providers," said Carlos Bori, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks. "Our highly integrated solutions deliver outstanding performance and a six-fold reduction in space requirements versus discrete implementations."
Technavio's June 2018 market research report estimates that the smart doorbell market will register a compounded annual growth rate of almost 70 percent through 2022, reflecting growing interest in home automation as one of the major driving factors. Home automation enables several devices to be interconnected in the home via the integration of numerous wireless communication technologies. According to Statista, the overall global revenue of the smart home security market alone is estimated to reach $18 billion in 2020.