Abode Systems, a provider of DIY smart home security solutions, now incorporates native integration of Google Nest thermostats, doorbells, and cameras to the Abode platform. According to the company, they are the first no-contract, DIY home security brand to successfully implement an integration with Google Nest products.
Prior to the “Works with Nest” program sunset in 2019, the Abode smart home security platform had a deep integration with Nest products, allowing the company’s home security users to control and automate Nest devices directly within Abode’s app. Today, Google has developed a new API called the Google Nest Device Access program which allows Abode to integrate both access and climate control Google Nest products into the Abode platform and exchange information between the two ecosystems.
“This is an exciting milestone for Abode and Google Nest communities and we’re grateful to the team at Google for their commitment to creating accessible and compatible smart home security systems,” said Christopher Carney, CEO and founder of Abode Systems, “This reintegration will provide customers with a seamless and convenient way to manage their home security, climate control, and video surveillance not to mention routines and automations, all in one place.”
The value of the Abode/Google Nest collaboration is most evident in the CUE automation engine, which extends the usefulness and customizable features of the Abode system. For example, Abode users can leverage the connection with their Nest thermostat by switching to “Away” mode on Nest when the Abode system is set to “arm.”
The Google Nest devices that will now work natively inside the Abode app are as follows:
- Google Nest Cameras
- Legacy Nest Cam
- Google Nest Hub Max (has camera)
- Legacy Nest Doorbell
- Google Nest Cam – indoor/wired
- Google Nest Cam – indoor/outdoor wireless (battery)
- Google Nest Cam – with floodlights
- Google Nest Doorbell, wired
- Google Nest Doorbell, wireless (battery)
- Google Nest Thermostats
- Nest Learning Thermostat
- Nest Thermostat
This integration provides a set of features and options to include Google Nest camera and doorbells to access each device’s livestream and for some, record a video clip when an event is triggered. Customers will be able to set triggers or conditions within the Abode CUE automation engine and customize responses based on triggers such as temperature or humidity for the thermostat as well as person, motion, and sound detection from Google Nest cameras — both inside and outdoors.
Google has a wide range of smart home products including its voice assistant, smart hubs, cameras, and climate control. Abode already works with Google Assistant for hands-free voice control of devices and automations set up.