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Nest Camera motion as a trigger for routine

Community Member

Hi, I've recently updated the Google home app and I see nest cameras are now available to be set as a trigger for a routine. However it only appears to be motion activated. I have all 5 of my cameras set to people only activation.

Does anyone know if there is a way to use "people" motion as a trigger or is this coming in a future update? Thanks 


Community Member

+1 - I have recently upgraded the Google Home app. I was very excited to see that the Nest cameras were in the automation triggers.

Having set up some example triggers, they don't seem to be running on the people detected events, so have not managed to get this to trigger a light coming on when walking past a camera for example. 


Hoping this comes in a future update 

Community Member

Be great if someone from Google could chime in. There's at least 3 or 4 other threads about this that I've seen so far. Doesn't work for me either. 

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Community Specialist

Hi folks,


Thanks for reaching out. This feature is currently not supported. Our team is working hard to deliver the best experience for our users — I'd suggest you submit feedback about it, here's how. Keep your eye on the Google Nest Community page for any updates. 


Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours if I won't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.