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Google Nest Cams, Video Doorbells and Thermostats Work with Abode

Abode users can now integrate Google Nest Cams, Video Doorbells and smart Thermostats to their smart home security system

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Abode is one of the smart home security systems on our Best Smart Home Security Systems list. They were among the first do-it-yourself installed and professionally monitored smart home security systems we tested here at GearBrain. (See our review here.) However, their smart home system has worked with Google Assistant-enabled devices for years, not Google's cameras or doorbells. This is common with most smart home security systems. They market their own security cameras to customers. Today, that changes. Abode announced a new integration with Google Nest.

Abode announced their smart home security systems will now work with Google Nest thermostats, doorbells, and cameras. Abode customers can integrate these Google Nest smart devices into the Abode platform. This now makes Abode the first no-contract, DIY home security brand to successfully implement integration with Google Nest products.

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Before the "Works with Nest" program sunset in 2019, the Abode smart home security platform had deep integration with Nest products, allowing Abode 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 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 automation, all in one place."

The value of the Abode / Google Nest collaboration is most evident in the powerful 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."

Google Nest Cams work with AbodeGoogle Nest Cams, doorbells and smart thermostats work with AbodeAbode

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 a 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

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This integration provides a rich set of features and options, including a Google Nest camera and doorbells to access each device's live stream 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 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 automation setup. With the release today, Google Nest and Abode customers will enjoy a robust integration with Google Nest thermostats, security cameras, and video doorbells.

Abode is the second smart home security company we have seen this year to integrate Google Nest cameras and doorbells into their systems. ADT announced early this year their customers could now integrate Google Nest cameras and video doorbells into their systems. However, that might have been done because Google has a vested interest in ADT.

Since many smart home security systems (professionally monitored and installed and DIY systems) are compatible with Google Assistant-enabled devices like smart speakers, displays, and thermostats, it is good to see Google Nest cameras added to the list of possible smart device integrations. This will make it easier for customers to simplify control of their smart home and provide options on how they want to control it. With the Abode integration, customers can now use the Abode app as their smart home controller and Google Assistant for voice control. Straightforward setup that can help keep your home safe and secure.

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