Tag: Nest

Google says new Nest cameras will launch this year

Google has said the range of Nest cameras will be expanded in 2021, saying “Nest will keep investing in new innovations” and that we will see a “new lineup of security cameras for 2021.” This news comes after the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has stopped being available. So far Google is selling the Nest Cam IQ Indoor version as well as the Nest Cam Indoor and the Nest Cam Outdoor, […]

Google kills off Nest Secure, after over three years on the market

Google owns Nest and has done for a number of years now and while it seems the Nest brand is now being used more and more for Google’s home efforts, with Nest WiFi and Nest Audio products popping up, Google is killing off one product which hasn’t really been spoken about much since it launched in 2017. Nest Secure was the company’s first foray into security for the home, launched […]

Google is planning on adding Nest Hub units to hotel rooms

This week, Google announced that it is going to be partnering up with a selection of hotels in the US to bring the Nest Hub to hotel rooms to provide voice assisted information to guests. Guests will be able to ask it for more towels and other questions about the hotel. But more importantly, during the current pandemic and the need to touch things less, you’ll be able to control […]

Nest’s camera system was down for 17 hours this week

This week on Tuesday, Google’s Nest had a major outage which affected the entire cloud system for Nest cameras. Nest had an issue with a scheduled software update, which didn’t go quite right. “scheduled storage server software update that didn’t go as intended” The 17 hour outage obviously affected all of the Nest cameras, including the Nest Cam IQ cameras, the Nest Hello Doorbell and also, the Nest Hub Max. Update: […]

Nest will require two-factor authentication this spring

Smart home security is a hot topic at the moment, what with Ring having had some accounts comprised partly due to users reusing passwords from other accounts, not having two-factor authentication enabled and also contractors having had access to video feeds. Google’s Nest is planning on boosting its users security later this year by requiring that all new and existing users to enable two-factor authentication, but not SMS based as […]

Nest Hello now has Christmas and winter door chimes

Back in October for Halloween, Nest added some extra door chimes to the Nest Hello video doorbell and now as we are getting ever so close to Christmas, we now have some new ringtones for the Christmas holidays. You can now choose between ringtone versions of Deck the Halls and Joy to the World as well as some other wintery sounds. Starting today you can get a festive Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or wintry […]

Nest Hello doorbell now has Halloween style doorbell chimes

Google has updated the Nest Hello doorbell with some seasonal doorbell chimes, just in time for halloween. Google have added some new ringtones with an array of characters from a cackling with to a scary monster sound. Each one is different every time you press the button. Google has said it has plans to add more ringtones later in November, just in time for Christmas. If you don’t have a […]

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is now available in Europe

Last year, late in the Autumm Nest launched its outdoor version of the Nest Cam IQ but only in the US, the Nest Cam IQ is s the company’s high end connected camera with facial recognition and built in 4K sensor but it has taken a a while to make it over the pond here to the UK and rest of Europe so today Nest has finally launched the new outdoor […]

Nest Secure can now be controlled with Google Assistant

Nest and Google have been attached for a few years now, while Nest has lived solo of Googles tie-ins since Google bought Nest, Google is now slowly integrating the Google Assistant into most of the products the company makes, in the last month or so the Nest IQ cam was updated to support Google Assistant and now, in the US at least the Nest Secure security system can now be […]

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Security on the the internet is becoming more important and surprisingly considering your Nest account has access to camera feeds, smoke alarm settings as well as thermostat the company is quite late to the game in adding two-step authentication to user accounts. But at least they have added it now, this week the Google owned company added the option to enable two-step authentication on accounts, but only via a text […]