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Let’s Discuss! Smart Home Automations for Pets

Hey Nest Community,May is National Pet Month in the United States! And as all pet parents know - scaley, feathery, and furry friends are very important inhabitants of your household and can absolutely benefit from the connectedness of a smart home. W...


Suggestions for the GoogleHome App

Heya!Is this the right place? If not, please move topic. I consider switching from Alexa to GoogleHome, but there are a few drawbacks i would like to bring up and hope you consider adding/changing these points: 1. The "Add Action" button should be on...

RichardHH by Community Member
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Color Changes in actions via voice commands

Morning!Short: Color change commands are not working when executed via GoogleAssistant but working with GoogleHome.Replicate:Routine/Action named "light test":If i tap the "play" icon within the Google-Home App to start the routine containing the com...

RichardHH by Community Member
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Automation only works when Home app is open

I have an automation that turns lights on at night when motion is detected in an area. That automation works fine. I also have an automation that turns those same lights off when no movement is detected. That one does not work - unless I open the hom...

jkane001 by Community Member
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Camera Activation when door is locked.

I would very much like the ability to set an automation that turns a camera to On when a smart lock is set to Locked. This would be very useful as you do not want your rear patio camera on all the time recording your own movements in and out of the b...

MSN by Community Member
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Physical smart button as trigger to start a routine

I'm looking for a physical smart button that can be used as a trigger to start a routine in the Google Home App. The idea is to make a timer when the button is pushed and lights turn on when it is done. So far I can't find any buttons that are suppor...

GeertMaes by Community Member
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Resolved! Trigger an non integrated device from a Camera Event?

I would like to open a sprinkler when an animal is detected on a camera. I can control the sprinkler through a POST request. How could I automate the "animal detected on camera" --> "POST request" with Google Home Automation (or other ideas you may h...

Sly1 by Community Member
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