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Tips for correctly aligning Nest Detect’s open-close magnet

When mounting Google Nest Detect on a door or window, the Nest app will help you line up the open-close magnet with the bottom of Nest Detect, which is the end with the Nest logo and light ring.

When you’re using the Nest app to set up Nest Detect, its light
ring will illuminate when the open-close magnet is close
enough. However, you still need to make sure both pieces are
aligned properly (see illustration).

Here are some other tips to make sure the open-close magnet
is lined up correctly:

  • Important: During installation, you may notice that the
    open-close magnet is magnetically attracted to the top of
    Nest Detect. But remember, the open-close magnet needs
    to align with the bottom of Nest Detect.
  • Don’t block the sensor: If you’re installing the open/close
    magnet on a thick door frame, make sure it doesn’t block
    the Nest logo on the Detect (where the sensor is). If you do,
    Detect could have trouble properly detecting motion.
Secure Detect mounted

How to install Nest Detect

For full instructions covering the different ways you can install Nest Detect, see the following article:

How to install Nest Detect >

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