Google kills the Nest Secure, its $500 home security system | #Verdafero #Google #NestSecure #Business | Nest got into home security three years ago, and now there’s an unclear support future. (RON AMADEO )
The Nest Secure launched in 2017 after a reportedly troubled development period that ended up lasting four years. The product had been changed so many times in development that it earned the informal nickname “Tombstone,” which now seems very appropriate.
The main unit—called the “Nest Guard”—was a speaker and (an originally secret) microphone with a push-button keypad on top for arming and disarming the security system. It was also a hub for the “Nest Detect” sensors, which would measure motion at a door or window. The final piece of the Nest Secure puzzle was the “Nest Tag,” which was a round NFC key fob that would let you arm and disarm the system by tapping it on the hub.
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