Google has this week announced that its Nest home security system will soon be playing host to its Google Assistant technology and will be available on your Nest Guard. Enabling you to ask questions such as “Hey Google, do I need an umbrella today?” before you set your alarm and leave the house.
Google has started rolling out the new feature to its Nest Secure home security system and Google Assistant will be available via the Nest Guard pod or the “brains of your Nest Secure” security system. Nest Guard is the main keypad and provides all the “smarts” that power the home security service and hardware. Google explains a couple of ways that the integration of Google Assistant and the Nest home security system can help you plan your day and keep your home safe.
– Get real-time information: Ask for traffic conditions, your flight status and the weather before you leave for the day, so you’re prepared for what’s coming.
– Control smart home devices easily: In addition to arming Nest Secure with your voice, you’ll now be able to initiate a Routine (for example, “Hey Google, I’m home” to turn your lights on and your Nest Thermostat up as you walk in the door), lock your Nest x Yale Lock or announce who’s at the door with Nest Hello ( Familiar Face alerts require a Nest Aware subscription and are not available on Nest Hellos used in Illinois).
– Manage tasks: Set reminders, create calendar appointments (“Hey Google, add a meeting to my calendar”) or add items to your shopping list (“Hey Google, add milk to my shopping list.”)
“The Google Assistant on Nest Guard is an opt-in feature, and as the feature becomes available to our users, they’ll receive an email with instructions on how to enable the feature and turn on the microphone in the Nest app. Nest Guard does have one on-device microphone that is not enabled by default. “
For more details on the new Google Assistant feature for Nest Secure jump over to the official Google blog by following the link below.