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Nests security system can now be a Google Assistant

A bit over a year after its release, Nests security alarm system is picking up a new trick: it can now double as a Google Assistant device.
Nest announced the new functionality this afternoon, saying that its being pushed out to all Nest Secure systems both new and old today.
This update effectively turns the Nest Secures keypad hub into a Google Home Mini, allowing you to do things like say Hey Google, turn off the lights or Hey Google, arm the alarm on the way out the door. Its worth noting, though, that you cant turn the alarm off with your voice they dont want people shouting through your door to disable your alarm, after all. To turn the alarm off, youll still need to use either the Nest app, one of Nests key fobs or punch your PIN into the hub.
Wondering how the heck the Nest Secure hears you? Thecurrent spec page for the Nest Secures control hub (or Nest Guard as the hub is known), for example, makes no mention of a microphone. I cant find any mention of it in the manual, either. And yet


We included a microphone in the Nest Guard with features such as the Google Assistant in mind.
It has not been used up to this point, and you can enable or disable it at any time using the Nest app.
Nest (@nest) February 4, 2019
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