You can use Nest Secure with any Google Home compatible device—Google Home smart speakers or the Google Home Hub smart display.
Once you’re connected, you can ask Google to check in on the status of your security system, set the system to Home, Away, or Guarding, and integrate with your other smart Nest devices.
But you won’t be speaking directly to your Nest devices. You need to talk to the Google Assistant, and ask it to initiate the desired action on your Nest equipment.
Once again, you can’t use voice control to disarm your Nest Secure system or unlock doors. But you can ask Google to “cancel security” if you use voice control to arm the security system and if you do it within a few seconds of arming.
Voice control won’t work if you set up your Nest Secure to require a passcode for arming. If you want to use Google Assistant to arm the system, you’ll need to disable the passcode requirement.
Find out all the details about Nest Secure in our full review.
Even though Google Assistant and Nest Secure are part of the same Google ecosystem, there’s not a huge list of things you can do with voice control:
- Arm the security system.
- Check the status of your security system.
- Change Nest Secure from “Home and Guarding” to “Away and Guarding.”