Home security systems don’t have the best reputations on the market. More often than not, that pesky alarm is thought to be a nuisance. Someone sets it off trying to go out to grab something in the car, another person sets it off trying to let the dogs out, and someone else trips it trying to let a little air in by opening a window.
Enter smart security products. It’s a simple solution to home security that has emerged in the past decade. In this blog, we’ll talk you through not only why smart security is essential but also how the Google Nest is a leader in the industry.
Why use smart security products?
- Smart security products are useful.
You may be installing a smart alarm system for the security aspect, but the technology is useful well beyond that. Google Nest has smart speakers, displays, doorbells, thermostats, cameras, locks, and media streamers. You’ll have all of these capabilities at your fingertips.
- Smart security is proactive.
Most home security systems are reactive. It will tell you when an intruder is already in your house. Smart security goes one step beyond that. With Google Nest, you’ll have access to a number of features that help you protect your home before anything happens. You can see potential problems or alerts on your smartphone, iPad, or computer for easy access.
- Smart security is valuable.
CNET reported that 81 percent of current smart-home device owners would be more willing to purchase a home with connected tech in place. As millennials start becoming homeowners, this is also an important distinction to make in the housing market. Nearly half of millennials already own their own smart home products, which means it’s increasingly attractive to buyers. Installing smart security products in your home only adds value (both while you live there and when you intend to sell).
Why Google Nest?
When Google bought Nest in 2014, it expanded its product offerings to indoor and outdoor cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, a reduced-price thermostat, and a smart doorbell.
Today, Google Nest is made up of the following products:
- Nest Learning Thermostat – Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat
- Nest Protect – carbon monoxide detector
- Nest Cam Indoor – Dropcam security camera
- Nest Cam Outdoor – camera adopted for outdoor monitoring
- Nest Cam IQ – premium camera model for indoors
- Nest Hello – a hardwired smart video doorbell
- Nest x Yale – a smart lock
- Nest Wi-Fi
You can also connect your Nest programs with any Google accounts and Google Assistant integrations you have. So, for example, you can connect any of your Nest products with your Google Home. When you create a smart home system using Google Nest, you bring together all of your in-home technology and make it smart, useful, proactive, and valuable.
Google Nest is deemed to have the best indoor security camera for 2020 by Digital Trends. It has high image quality and smart capabilities. You’ll have a 130-degree field of view and 12 x digital zoom. It also has a two-way talk system, which can be incredibly convenient when speaking to welcomed or unwelcomed visitors to your household.