Nest Secure Stories October 19

Google’s Nest lineup is best known for its various cameras, but it also includes speakers, smart displays, and an alarm system. Or, at least it did. Pretty much out of nowhere, Google has officially discontinued the Nest Secure alarm system.

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Nest Secure Stories November 6, 2019

Back in February, it emerged that the Nest Secure — specifically the Nest Guard — has a built-in microphone that was disabled until Google rolled out Assistant capabilities. Following the privacy furor, Google is now using that hardware to detect glass breaking in your home.

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Nest Secure Stories April 5, 2019

Amazon’s acquisition of Eero in February signified another big smart home entry by the online retailer following voice assistants and other connected devices. However, consumers decried the lost of another independent hardware brand. A new report today reveals that Amazon bought Eero in a fire sale, and that Google and Nest posed serious competition.

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Nest Secure Stories February 27, 2019

Earlier this month, Google announced Assistant for the Nest Secure, and with it the fact that the Nest Guard contains a microphone. According to Google, that feature was “never supposed to be a secret,” but the company’s lack of transpaccy has sparked a privacy outcry. The latest involves the U.S. Senate sending a letter to Sundar Pichai asking for more details.

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Nest Secure Stories February 20, 2019

Nest Secure microphone was ‘never supposed to be a secret,’ meant for detection features

Earlier this month, Google announced that the Nest Secure can double as a Google Assistant device for quick voice commands. This is due to the Nest Guard featuring an on-device microphone that was previously — and accidentally — not disclosed, with some criticizing Google for its “error.”

Nest Secure Stories February 4, 2019

Google Assistant speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and I think one of the most clever uses is that of the Nest Cam IQ. Now, Nest Secure is getting an update which enables that same functionality, turning the home security system into yet another Google Assistant speaker for your home.

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