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Nest Protect Connect to Philip Hue

DeafConnect
Community Member

Hi All,

I would like to express my disappointment with Google, especially regarding the Nest Protect. As a Deaf person, I rely on technology for comfort, safety, and access. A few years ago, I used the original Nest Protect with the Philips Hue lighting system through the IFTTT application, and it was amazing. When Nest detected smoke or carbon dioxide, I would be alerted through the Philips Hue lighting system, where the lights would turn red. It was a fantastic feature.

Unfortunately, Google disabled this feature for unknown reasons, and I no longer have access to it. I do not understand why this change was made.

I could purchase a fire strobe light, but they are very expensive and do not include a carbon dioxide feature. Additionally, remote access is not practical for me since I often travel.

If Google is reading this, the best solution would be to allow Nest Protect to be added through Google Home. This would enable me to set up automation to turn on the Philips Hue lighting system to alert me if there is smoke or carbon dioxide. This is not a difficult solution and would provide inclusive access for many Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing users.

I remain optimistic that a solution can be found.

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alejandom
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi @Ashepherdson,

 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts in the community space! We value your opinion and want to hear how we can make the community experience even better for you. We'd love to get your feedback! Could you take a few minutes to fill out this feedback form? Your honest feedback is truly helpful and the entries from this feedback form will reach out development team directly.

 

Regards,

Mario. 

 

DeafConnect
Community Member

I just took the time to fill out the feedback form. Hopefully, I will get a response from Google on this solution. 

Thanks!

nickfromgoogle
Googler
Googler

Hey @DeafConnect - I'm sorry to hear your frustration about the change to this integration. I understand how valuable it can be to the use case you outlined. The good news is that you should be able to create a similar automation using our automation script editor on home.google.com. Check out this example automation along with some help articles on getting started with script editor and writing your first scripted automation. Let me know if you run into any issues.