Scout allows you to easily manage and control all your Nest device(s) in one place. You can add Nest cameras to keep watch over your home, use Nest Protect to monitor smoke and carbon monoxide, and control your Nest Thermostat – all within the Scout app!
Which Nest products integrate with Scout Alarm? Why should I integrate Scout with Nest? What can I do with Nest Cam, Nest Protect, and Nest Thermostat? Do you integrate with both the indoor and outdoor Nest cameras? How do I integrate Nest with my Scout? How do I remove my Nest integration? Can I use the siren in my Nest Protect for my Scout alarm system? Can you dispatch the authorities when one of my Nest devices is triggered? How can I use the key fob to set my Nest to “Away”? How can I isolate a single Nest Cam so that it remains on after disarming?
We currently integrate with the Nest Cam, Nest Protect, and Nest Thermostat.
Great question. Using Scout to control Nest means that all your connected devices will be able to easily communicate with one another, increasing the intelligence of the overall system. After integrating Scout and Nest, you’ll be able to control both Scout Alarm and your Nest products via the Scout iPhone app, Android app, or on the web.
To get you started, here are some examples of what you can do:
As a matter of fact, we do. After integration, both indoor and outdoor Nest cameras will be added to your Scout alarm.
To link Nest with Scout, log into your Scout account via the iPhone app, Android app, or online, and follow the steps below.
Due to the Works with Nest guidelines, we are not permitted to activate the Nest Protect siren if your Scout Alarm has an active alarm. It’s also a good idea to have different alarms for Nest Protect and Scout Alarm, so that you can easily distinguish between the two sirens.
Scout is not permitted to dispatch emergency services when a Nest device is triggered.
Please note: If you see an intruder on your Nest Cam, please do not wait for Scout to contact you. Call the police department right away.
The Works With Nest guidelines require us to obtain a second confirmation before setting your Nest to Home or Away. This means you’ll have to arm your Scout using the app or online dashboard. Here’s how:
If you’re only using the key fob to arm/disarm your Scout, there’s currently no simple way to set your Nest to “Away.”
If you’ve set your Scout to disable the Nest Cam upon disarming, this means that ALL your Nest cameras will turn off. With our Nest integration, you can’t isolate a single camera to remain on when Scout is disarmed – you must turn all cameras on or off.