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Hey Google Nest Community,
Let’s take your security up a notch.
Starting early November, you can enable Glass break detection on your Nest Guard. Nest Guard’s microphone can detect when a glass window or door in your home is broken when the device is armed, and then sound the alarm.
How to set up Glass Break Detection:
- Open your Nest app.
- Tap the Settings icon on the Nest app home screen.
- Select Security > Security levels.
- Choose Away and Guarding or Home and Guarding.
- Tap Glass break detection.
- Turn on Glass break detection and choose the amount of time you want before the alarm sounds.
- To set up glass break detection in another security level, go back to step 3.
Note: You must turn on glass break detection in each security level you want it to be active in.
Some things to keep in mind are:
- By default, Glass break detection is off. You need to manually enable the feature through the Nest app.
- You can turn on glass break detection for Away and Guarding, or Home and Guarding, or both. Glass break detection works best when your home is quiet, if the house is empty or if people are sleeping.
- Nest Guard should be within 15 feet of the glass door or window you want to monitor.
- There should be no obstructions (like heavy curtains or a wall) between Nest Guard and the glass door or window. If there are, glass break detection might not work as expected.
- Glass break detection is a feature only available on your Nest Guard. Nest Detects don't have microphones.
- When Nest Guard detects a possible glass break sound, it captures the audio and analyzes it to determine if the sound was actually glass breaking. The audio is processed on the device, and not sent to Google servers.
Learn more about Nest Secure Glass break detection on the help center.
Let us know what you think!
The Google Nest team
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