Google removed the ability on Nest Cams to disable the status light last week to guarantee privacy for end-users. Another change has been created with that announcement that will require you to re-enable the integration of the security camera with Nest Protect and Secure.
Google Nest today offers security and security with an end-to-end smart home solution. With various systems, some simple integrations are possible. For example, if your Nest Secure sounds an alarm or the Nest Protect detects smoke, even if they’re off, you can have your Nest Cams stream footage.
Google essentially resets those current integrations with last week’s shift in privacy. The change was instituted to ensure that you “always expressly opting in whenever any of our products are sending your audio recordings and video footage to Nest.”
In addition to switching auto recording back on, in case of a smoke, carbon monoxide, or safety incident, users can pick which cameras they want to begin streaming. Luckily, this is just a one-time reset, with conduct unchanged from before once you allow the Nest app’s “Works with Protect” and “Works with Secure” options.
This recording reset for Nest Cam was announced last week and is rolling out for camera status lights alongside the contentious conduct change. These two reenabling preferences are available on Android and iOS with today’s Nest app update (version 5.38), which also starts the migration of Google Account.