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Google Nest Protect Motion Detection

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the Nest Protect has the ability to detect motion, and there is a hack that will allow the owner of a Protect to reach an API to receive alerts on motion, but the hack breaks when there's a reset of a session and the API key is reset.  If Google was to open access to this sensor activity as a feature it could be used as a home security motion detection, replacing analog motion detection systems.  Are there any plans for Google to open the motion detection sensor in the Nest Protect, and if not,  is there a reason Google can provide on why it's locking its customers out of the same data it collects from the Protects?

Much appreciated,



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Hi danjmwalker,

I’m sorry for the delay. We appreciate sharing your insights with us. We don't have any news to share about motion detection with Nest Protect, but we're always looking for ways to improve our services. Our team is working hard to deliver the best experience for our users — we'll take this as feedback. Keep an 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.

Check out this link on how to file feedback.