KEY POINTS

  • Google has officially discontinued the Nest Secure alarm system
  • The company confirmed the news to several outlets
  • Google will still sell other Nest smart home products

Google introduced the Nest Secure alarm system to the world in 2017. Now, three years later, the company has decided to pull the plug on the system and has already discontinued the sales of Nest Secure's necessary components, such as the Nest Guard.

Google confirmed the news to Android Police and The Verge, telling both outlets that while the production and sales have been discontinued, the support that it gives to users will continue.

“Google Nest will no longer be producing Nest Secure, however we will continue to support our security users in all the same ways,” a Google spokesperson told The Verge in a statement.

Those who proceed to the Google Store's page for the Google Nest system will be greeted with a notification that says the product is no longer available. Those who view the website from certain locations might even be redirected to the company's other products that are being offered to different territories.

Empty nest?

Google's Nest Secure alarm system was a modular security system comprised of the Nest Guard, Nest Detects and NFC key fobs called Nest Tags.

The Nest Guard is a puck-shaped device that features a keypad. It served as the system's central hub and is connected to all Nest Secure devices, bridging them all to the home's Wi-Fi network.

The Nest Detect, on the other hand, are sensors that can be placed around the house, particularly on doors and windows. It is used to monitor movements around the home and will signal the Nest Guard if it detects unauthorized movement.

The Nest Tags are small key fobs that are tapped on the Nest Guard to disable alarms. Homeowners will need to tap these on the Nest Guard if they don't want to wake people up when they get home.

Still nested

The discontinuation of the Nest Secure system doesn't mean Google is completely leaving the home security devices category. The company still has video doorbells called the Nest Hello and other home security devices like smoke alarms, security cameras and more.

The company also announced a few months ago that it invested in insecurity company ADT, which will use Nest products for its smart home business.

google nest cam outdoor camera Google's Nest smart home cameras help keep things safe inside and outside your house wherever you are. Photo: Serg Hoholok/ Flickr