Nest devices gain improved presence sensing with speakers and displays

What you need to know

  • Google Nest products gain enhanced presence sensing capabilities.
  • The new capabilities will use sensors already inside Nest hub hardware and speakers to alert you to movement, arm or disarm home security.
  • MadeByGoogle’s fall event is set for October 6th, where we should learn more about the next wave of Nest devices.

Google brings better presence sensing to its range of Nest devices for your home.

According to Google tweetEnhanced presence sensing will be an option that users can select for every device in their home. Google states that subscribing to this new feature will allow your Nest speakers or monitors to detect your presence via your voice or touch. This technology is what is used to enable your devices to turn on automatically if you feel at home. This includes devices like the Nest Thermostat, which can adjust the temperature depending on whether or not you’re at home to help save energy.

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