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Set Nest Cam to turn on on Away but not turning off when returning Home

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Why don't I have the option in Google Home to have my Nest Cam turn on automatically when I leave my home but not turn off automatically when I return? Instead both the settings are linked and they both have to be on or off. Why? This frustrates me to no end because I don't trust Google location sensing to know when I'm actually home or just close to home to turn off my camera. However o do want to have fail-safe to turn on my camera if I have obviously left the area.


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Thank you for sharing your Feature Request with us. We’re always looking for ways to improve, and appreciate your feedback. You can send it at any time using your devices by saying, "Hey Google, send feedback," or by following the steps found here. This thread will remain open for 24 hours for any follow-up questions or concerns. 

Best regards,

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Community Specialist

Hi scott672,


I understand what you wanted to achieve in turning your camera on and off using Home/Away Assist. The best way you can do, is to turn off your Home/Away Assist settings to access your camera manually. This gives you an option to view your camera all the time. You can also change your Home/Away Away settings to always on whether you’re home or away. Have a look at this article and let us know if you need more help: Change Home/Away Assist setting. Otherwise, I'll be locking this thread after 24 hours. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.

I appreciate the help, Brad.