Google Nest aims to simplify smart home creation by selling smart home and home security products that integrate with the Google Assistant. As of 2018, Nest has sold more than 11 million smart home devices to customers in the United States, Canada, and across Europe. Nest’s offerings include everything from smoke alarms to smart thermostats to outdoor cameras. A recent partnership with Brinks Home Security adds professional monitoring services into the mix too.

Where is Nest Headquarters?

Google Nest is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

What Nest Products are Available?

Available Nest products include Nest Hub, Nest Hello video doorbell, Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, Nest Cam IQ Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, Nest Secure Alarm, Nest Protect, Nest X Yale Lock, Nest Connect, Nest Tag, Nest Detect, and Nest Temperature Sensor.

Will Nest Work with Alexa?

Yes, all Nest products work with Alexa.

Will Nest Work without Wi-Fi?

Nest Secure and Nest Thermostat carry out their primary functions when the internet goes down. However, you will lose access to features like remote control or monitoring via the Nest app. Nest Cam and Nest Hello do not work without internet.

How Does Nest Know You Are Home?

The Nest app tracks your phone’s location to determine if you are home or away.

Can Nest Control Lights?

Yes, but only if you use Philips hue smart light bulbs in your home. For example, you can make it so that your Nest Cam turns off the lights when you exit a room, or your Nest Thermostat turns off the lights when you leave the home.

What Nest Products Work with SimpliSafe?

SimpliSafe works with the Nest Thermostat.

When is Nest Secure Coming to Canada?

Currently, Nest Secure is only available in the United States with no announced plans to go to Canada.

Is Nest Compatible with HomeKit?

No, Nest does not currently work with HomeKit.

Are Nest Smoke Alarms Interconnected?

Yes, Nest Protect smoke alarms are interconnected. If one of your Nest Protects detects smoke or carbon monoxide, all Nest Protects in your home will sound the alarm.

Nest Thermostat: Are Nest Thermostats Wireless?

No, Nest Thermostats need to be wired for power, but they do connect to Wi-Fi for internet.

Are Nest Thermostats Compatible with Alexa?

Yes, Nest Thermostat works with Alexa.

Can Nest Control Air Conditioners?

The Nest Thermostat controls centralized HVAC systems, but it does not control window AC units.

Can Nest Control Hot Water?

Yes, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E let you create a schedule for your hot water system or turn it off when you’re away from home.

Can Nest Control Individual Radiators?

No, Nest can’t control individual radiators. Nest Thermostats only control centralized HVAC systems.

Where Does Nest Get Weather Info?

Nest uses weather data from an undisclosed 3rd party online weather service based on your home’s location.

Where Does Nest Thermostat Get Power?

Nest Thermostats have built-in batteries that charge through your system’s heating and cooling wires. In some cases, you may need to add a common or C wire.

Will Nest Work with Heat Pump?

Yes, Nest Learning Thermostat works with 95% of 24V heat pumps.

Can Nest Control Underfloor Heating?

Yes, the Nest Thermostat can control electric and hydronic wet underfloor heating systems.

Can Nest Control Two Heating Zones?

No, a single Nest Thermostat can only control one heating zone. If you have a multi-zoned heating and cooling system, you will need more than one Nest Thermostat. You can control multiple Nest Thermostats from a single Nest account.

Can Nest Hello Run on Battery?

No, you must hardwire Nest Hello.

Does Nest Doorbell have a Monthly Fee?

Yes, Nest Doorbell has a monthly fee for users interested in facial recognition and storing or sharing the video. The Nest Aware subscription offers 24/7 continuous recording for up to 30 days and sends you intelligent alerts. Subscriptions start at $5 per month or $50 per year.

Can Nest Hello work without a Chime?

Yes, you can use Nest Hello even if your home doesn’t have a chime. To make this work, you’ll need to install the Nest Hello using the Ninety7 indoor power adapter.

What is the Difference between Nest Cam and Nest Cam IQ?

The Nest Cam IQ is double the size of the Nest Cam and has an LED ring to show when it’s in use. IP66-rated, the Nest Cam IQ operates in temperatures from -40F to 113F, is dust-tight, and resists all weather conditions. The Nest Cam is only IP65 rated, operating in temperatures from -4F to +104F.

Can I Use Nest Camera without Subscription?

Nest Cameras require a Nest Aware subscription if you want them to record footage. Without a subscription, a Nest Camera streams live video but only takes snapshots—a still image taken when the camera detects motion. Nest Aware gives you 24/7 continuous recording, up to 30 day video history, and select other features. A subscription starts at $5 per month or $50 per year.

Are Nest Cameras Secure?

Yes, Nest cameras are secure. For additional security, Google recommends that Nest camera users secure the power cable, save the video history in the cloud, and add an extra layer of security to their Nest account by using a unique password and opting into two-step verification.

Are Nest Outdoor Cameras Wireless?

Nest Cam Outdoor and Nest Cam IQ Outdoor both connect to Wi-Fi to operate, but both also require the use of a power cable.

Can Nest Cameras be Hacked?

Yes, Nest cameras, like any other password-protected device, can be hacked. Google asserts that instances of hacked Nest cameras are due to weak or stolen passwords and not vulnerabilities in the device. Using a unique password and opting into two-step verification can keep your Nest account more secure.

Who Makes Nest Cameras?

Google LLC owns and produces Nest Cameras.

Where Does Nest Store Video?

Nest cameras upload video directly to the cloud.

Does Nest Security have a Monthly Fee?

No, Nest Security does not have a mandatory monthly fee. You can add 24/7 professional monitoring services from Brinks Home Security if desired. Monitoring starts at $19 per month for a 3-year agreement and $29 per month with no long-term contract.

How Does the Nest Security System Work?

A Google Nest Security System includes Google Nest Guard, Google Nest Detect, Google Nest Tag, and the Nest app. The Nest Guard, identified as the brains of the system, is an alarm, keypad, microphone, and motion sensor. The Nest Tag lets you quickly arm and disarm your home. The Nest Detect sensor with open-close magnet detects when a door or window opens or closes. It also detects when someone walks nearby.Customers can self-monitor a Nest Security System through the Nest app or purchase professional monitoring through a partnership with Brinks Home Security.

How Much is the Nest Security System?

The Nest Secure alarm system costs $399. It includes one Nest Guard, one Nest Detect, and two Nest tags.

Can Nest Security Be Monitored?

Yes, you can have your Nest Security system monitored by Brinks Home Security starting at $19 per month.

Who Monitors Nest Security?

By default, the user self-monitors their own Nest Secure system. If you want professional monitoring, Nest has a partnership with Brinks Home Security for 24/7 monitoring services.