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New Feature: ALARM vs. Notification

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My GHome App is bothering me every time my wife changed the room and is constantly telling me "wife is in kitchen", "wife is in bedromm", "wife is in kitchen".... ok, this works fine. I just dont care 😉 

But in between of all these "wife changed room" notification there is one notification like "Kid is next to the pool" (Alarm Area). But I do not notice it, because ... yeah, you figure it out 😉

It would be a real game changer if it would be possible to have a real alarm, with like exploding my smartphone when kid is next to alarm area (pool, etc.) or if a person, which i dont know (face-database) is in my office. 

And it would really help, if I could also deactivate all events regarding my wife. she is allowed to enter all our rooms 😉

So all whats needed is to have a face/person filter on alarm areas and also a toogle button for setting if I would like to have

- an ALARM (making my smartphone freaking out) or

- a notification, currently called "Alarm" (GHome Popup, with a short notification beep)


That would be the feature of the Year!!! 

Thanks well 🙂




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Community Specialist

Hello Richi220,

We hear you. Our team is working hard to deliver the best experience for our users — we'll take this as feedback. 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.