You are coming home after a family vacation. It's been a long trip, it's late and you just want to go to sleep in your own bed. With a fainted child in one arm and a suitcase in the other, you manipulate the keys and open the front door. And immediately, it hits you – the dreaded countdown of the alarm. In the crazy ensuing struggle to enter your code, the alarm that pierces the ears is activated and your children wake up, along with the rest of the neighborhood. Welcome home.
If you have a security system, you know the scenario very well. A false alarm is an anguishing experience that leaves even the most firm person shaking to the core. Just take a couple of them before you stop using your security system completely. Who wants to deal with clumsy control panels, a siren that shakes the soul that could be triggered accidentally and another password that you should remember?
Home security systems have shown that they do not let intruders in: 83% of thieves check one before entering the house.1 But how good is a security system if it also scares people? what live there?
At Nest, we take unloved things at home and reimagine them. And the security of the home had to be reinvented. So we looked at what worked and what did not, and we decided to do security differently. Making it easy to live every day.
Introducing the Nest Secure alarm system. It consists of three products designed to work together: Nest Guard, Nest Tag and Nest Detect.
The brains of the system.
We know that most robberies occur at the front door.2 So, Nest Guard sits there. It is the center of the entire security system. It's where you arm and disarm while you come and go. It is a motion sensor for the main room or hallway. If the power is cut off, it includes a backup battery to keep Nest Secure connected. The colorful lights and the friendly voice of Nest Guard tell you what is happening in your home. And its loud alarm can scare intruders.
Tag, you're in.
Nest Tag adapts to your keychain and facilitates the assembly and disassembly. With a touch, instead of an access code. If someone in the family loses a Nest tag, you can deactivate it immediately from the Nest app. You can also set a schedule to allow people to enter at certain times, such as the dog walker.
One ounce of detection.
Most security systems have separate sensors that detect different things. Some seek movement. Others look for doors and windows. And they are quite big and ugly.
But, why have two different sensors? Why not do one that can do both? And while we're at it, why can not it be discreet, even beautiful? So we built Nest Detect to detect movement and open / close. You can even use it to open a door or window while the house is armed without activating the alarm. And everything fits into a remarkably small design.
Intruders, be careful.
So, what happens if an intruder tries to enter? The alarm is activated and the Nest app alerts your phone. You can check your safety history to see which motion sensor triggered the alarm. And if you have a Nest Cam, you can see what is happening in real time.3 Then you can call the police or your emergency contacts. Do you want an additional layer of security? You can add 24/7 professional MONI monitoring.
Most security systems are designed around intruders. But at Nest, we have designed home security for the people who live there. Nest Secure is easy to install. And so easy to use, you will really use it.
1University of North Carolina in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology of Charlotte, 2012. "The impact of residential burglar alarm systems on residential burglaries". The Criminal Justice School, Rutgers.2Burglars enters through the doors and windows of the first floor (often unlocked). FBI, 2015; Bureau of Justice Statistics.3 Notifications of mobile devices, video streaming and video recording require Internet and Wi-Fi. To control or get mobile notifications from the Nest Secure alarm system even when the wifi does not work, get a mobile backup (sold separately).