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Allow access to Yale app, or add auto unlock

skuddy
Community Member

Previous smart lock had auto unlock. It used geo fencing, and wifi, and Bluetooth to see that I had arrived home and auto unlocked. Other Yale locks have this functionality. I would imagine it would integrate with home/away functionality some how. Or just being able to set my home location and have it recognize when I am home and auto unlock would be wonderful. 

Can we have this added to Nest functionality. Or even unlocking with assistant and a pin would be wonderful. I could ask the assistant to unlock my door when I got home, tell it my pin, and have the door unlocked waiting for me to enter. 

Thank you for your consideration. 

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Arthur_Gray
Community Member

Since the Nest x Yale lock is older (2017) and voice security was lacking, Nest decided not to allow that for security reasons. Recall that Google bought Nest around then.

One site says:

"The thing about Google Home is while you can lock doors to your heart’s content, you can’t use Google Home to unlock your Nest x Yale Lock. It can seem annoying you have to manually unlock the door, but this is for security reasons- a burglar won’t be able to yell at Google through the window to get the door unlocked."

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I appreciate you sharing your insights about your Nest x Yale Lock. The ability to unlock your door via Google Assistant isn’t available due to security reasons as shared by Arthur_Gray. Have a look at this article and let us know if you need more help: How to change Nest × Yale Lock's settings with the app
 

I appreciate the help here, Arthur_Gray.

 

Thanks,

JT

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Checking back in — I hope you've got the answer you're looking for. Let me know if you have more questions in mind.

 

Regards,

JT

I guess the question was whether future support for geofencing or something COULD be implemented, and if so can someone toss the idea to the dev team. 

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi skuddy,

 

We hear you. 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 https://goo.gle/2JvnMRy 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.

 

Best,

JT