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Can the nest cam indoor (wired) play a loud alarm when something is detected?

xpqrneat
Community Member

I just bought this nest cam indoor (wired) as a substitute for an old cam I used to have. The previous cam had this cool feature that whenever a motion was detected it pushed a notification to my phone but also the cam itself played a loud alarm. So that sound scared any potential intruder. After exploring for a couple of hours I haven’t found a way to do this with the nest cam. I do know the cam has a speaker, so I think it could be possible for it to play an alarm. Is it possible for the cam to do that alone? Or do I need to use the camera along with another nest device to do that?

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janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi xpqrneat,

 

Good question! When your camera detects an activity (person, motion and sound) it sends you a notification to your phone. To play camera alerts through Nest speakers is not yet available.It can only notify you via Google Assistant if you have a Nest Hello doorbell (wired) or Nest Doorbell (battery) when someone presses the doorbell button.

 

I hope that answers your question.

 

Thanks,

JT

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Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there, 

I apologize for my late response and thank you for all of your patience while waiting for a reply. I'm terribly sorry to hear that you're having these troubles. I understand how upsetting this could be, but I'm happy to assist you with this obstacle. I am afraid that as for a loud alarm, these cameras do not have that feature. They can alert you if there is motion detected depending on your settings. 

Best Regards, 
Brad

xpqrneat
Community Member

Thank you so much for your answer. So it's clear that the cam it self cannot do that but do you think it's possible to do this by combining other nest devices? I've heard that you can configure different actions in different devices so is it possible to make a nest speaker play a song/sound whenever a nest cam detected a person?

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

I appreciate your help here, Brad.

 

Checking in to see if you still need help with this. In case there are any follow-up questions or comments. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

 

Thanks,

JT

I just posted a follow up question, sorry for the delay though 😅

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi xpqrneat,

 

Good question! When your camera detects an activity (person, motion and sound) it sends you a notification to your phone. To play camera alerts through Nest speakers is not yet available.It can only notify you via Google Assistant if you have a Nest Hello doorbell (wired) or Nest Doorbell (battery) when someone presses the doorbell button.

 

I hope that answers your question.

 

Thanks,

JT

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey xpqrneat,


I wanted to check in with you, and see if you had any other questions from here. Please let me know, as I would be happy to review.

 

Best regards,

Jake

xpqrneat
Community Member

Hey Jake, no further questions. Thanks

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey xpqrneat,


Glad to be of help. I am going to keep the thread open for a couple of days incase you have any further questions from here.

 

Best regards,

Jake

aatienza
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

 

Since this thread hasn't had activity in a while, we're going to close it to keep content fresh. Feel free to submit another post, and provide as many details as possible so that others can lend a hand.
 

Thanks,

Archie