Google is adding Google Assistant to Nest Secure so users can ask their Nest Guard questions regarding weather, traffic, or their daily schedules. Users will also be able to create Routines, smart home automations, like having the lights come on as they enter their homes. They’ll also be able to arm the Nest Secure with their voices only, in addition to waving their Nest tags over their Nest Guards or using the Nest app. Finally, Nest Secure users can create events and reminders using their Nest Guard, which will basically function as a Google Home.
The Google Assistant feature on the Nest Guard is optional. When it becomes available to users, they will receive instructions on how to enable Google Assistant in their Nest Guard and how to turn on its one-way microphone. After users set up Google Assistant, they will be able to ask their Nest Guard questions like, “Hey Google, is it going to rain later?” as they’re leaving the house. As they return home, users still won’t be able to disarm the system with their voice.
“We’ve built Nest Secure around you and the way you live, so you won’t be able to disarm the system using your voice. With the Google Assistant built in, your security system is now even more helpful,”
wrote Erick Low, Nest Product Specialist.
Google constantly updates its Assistant’s capabilities. Recently, Google Assistant integrated with SimpliSafe, another smart security system. Along with Google Assistant, SimpliSafe has partnerships with Amazon Alexa, Apple Watch, August Smart Lock, and Nest. In addition Swann, a security company sold in wholesale stores like Costco, integrated with Google Assistant with their 4K Ultra HD cameras. For security companies, having smart platform integrations creates more convenient and easy customer experiences. Many companies are updating their systems to keep up with the increasing demand for smart home integration.