Some Nest products can use their sensors to detect activity in your home.
These are the sensors each product uses to detect activity:
- Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E: An occupancy sensor detects if someone is in the room. Your thermostat also notes if you manually adjust the temperature on the device. Note: Google Nest Temperature Sensors don't have activity sensors, so they can't help with presence sensing.
- Nest Thermostat: A Soli sensor detects if someone is nearby. Nest Thermostat also notes if you manually adjust the temperature on the device.
- Nest Protect: An occupancy sensor detects if someone is in the room. Note: To maximize battery life, battery-powered Protects check in less often, but they can work with other Nest products to help improve presence sensing accuracy.
- Nest Guard: A motion sensor detects if people are moving nearby. Nest Guard also notes if someone has armed or disarmed it with Nest Tag, the Nest app or a password.
- Nest × Yale lock: An optical sensor detects if the bolt is open or closed.
- Google Nest speaker or display: Notes if someone interacts with the device using touch or voice control.
- Google Nest Hub (2nd gen): In addition to touch or voice control, a Soli sensor detects if someone is nearby.
For more information about Nest product sensors, go to Sensors in Google Nest devices.
Note: Nest cameras, Nest doorbells and Nest Hub Max won't switch devices in your home between Home and Away modes.