Google to launch new and improved Nest Aware service in 2020
Well, the service will be improved and re-released in 2020 in 19 countries where Nest Aware is now available. The price model has been changed as well to offer additional choices for customers. So, starting next year, instead of paying separately for each camera, the new Nest Aware will include all cameras, speakers, and displays in your home for one low price.
On top of that, Google announced that it introduces event-based recording, a new service built into both Nest Aware plans. The new feature will start recording only when your camera detects motion or sounds, and will send alerts so you can take action or watch the event clips at a later time.
The new service will be offered together with the current 24/7 continuous video recording, which will allow users to scan through the entire video history to see everything before, during, and after an event.
An improved Nest Aware service means expanded coverage to include Nest and Google Home speakers and displays. Those who own these devices can enable them to listen for specific sounds, like smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, and send an alert to a phone.
Also, the service will include emergency calling, which means that if a speaker or display picks up a smoke alarm sound and send an alert on a phone, the Home app will allow you to call the 911 emergency services closest to your home when you're away if you have Nest Aware.
Google also confirmed that a new Home Feed feature will be added in the Google Home app next year, which will bring together all the events and notification for all these smart devices.
Although the new Nest Aware will be launched in 19 countries next year, expanded coverage to Nest speakers and displays with sound detection and emergency calling will initially be available in the United States only.