On April 8, 2024, Google will stop offering support for the Nest Secure and Dropcam home security systems. To make them compatible with the Google Home app and Google Assistant, the company is standardizing its smart home hardware. A relic from Nest’s days before Google, the Nest Secure and Dropcam system is currently connected to the Nest App.
The Collaboration between Google, Nest Secure and Dropcam
Customers of Nest Secure are being transferred over to ADT, with whom Google collaborated in 2020. ADT Self-Setup, which includes a smart home hub, two door or window sensors, a motion sensor, and a year of free monitoring, was just revealed.
Google asserts that their collaboration with ADT “creates a more beneficial smart home security experience to help people connect and protect what matters most—both today and in the future.”(Opens in a new window). Therefore, Nest Secure support will end on April 8, 2024.
The Nest Secure will no longer be available in the Nest app after the following month when the devices will still be functional. Google says it will get in touch with all qualified Nest Secure customers and offer them a choice between a free ADT system (as long as it costs $485 or less) or a $200 Google Store gift card.
Meeting Future Home Security Needs
The Nest Secure and Dropcam, on the other hand, was introduced more than ten years ago, so an update is probably due nevertheless. It has become harder to keep updating these devices given the outdated hardware, according to Google, as it considers what it would take to meet future home security needs.
A Nest Cam (indoor, wired) is free for those who purchase a Nest Aware membership, which starts at $6 per month and provides video history, smart alerts, and other features. For non-subscribers, a Nest Cam, which normally $99.99, is discounted by 50%.
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