Nest makes another move in the home security section with the Nest Secure; a professional alarm system.
How does the Nest Secure work?
A central hub connected to the system. Nest Guard is the name of this hub. It allows home owners to arm and disarm Nest’s various home security devices. The system includes a motion detector, doorbell, and outdoor camera, among other devices.
Running the whole thing is the Nest Guard, a small base that acts as a motion detector, speaker, and light system. The Guard is the centre of Nest Secure, as indicated by the number pad. It allows users to arm and disarm the whole system with a simple pin code. If punching in numbers is not your thing, the Nest Tag makes arming and disarming Guard so much easier.
“When we looked at the home security market, we saw a similar landscape to when we entered the thermostat market,” explained Matt Rogers, Nest’s founder and chief product officer. “Just as people tend not to use programmable thermostats because of their complexity, the current home security offerings are also a huge pain to live with—whether it’s bulky hardware, false alarms or loud and stressful countdown. That’s why 43 percent of people with alarm systems don’t ever arm them.”
Nest’s revamped outdoor camera and video doorbell complement the Nest Guard. The doorbell can detect when people come close to your house and has the ability to even detect noises such as pets or humans conversing. Everything, according to Nest, should work in perfect harmony without much legwork from the user.
The price of the Nest Secure
A Nest Secure starter pack includes a Nest Guard, two Nest Detects and two Nest Tags. The combined price will be $499. The new security system will be available starting this November.