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Back-to-School Safety with Google Nest

As the summer comes to a close and students head back to school, it's important to ensure their safety both in and out of the classroom. One way to do this is by utilizing technology, specifically the Google Nest lineup of smart home devices. In this blog, we'll explore how Google Nest can help keep students safe and secure during the school year.

Video Doorbells

Video doorbells, such as the Nest Hello, allow parents to monitor who is coming and going from their home. With the Nest app, parents can receive alerts when someone rings the doorbell, and even view live footage from the doorbell camera. This is particularly helpful for parents who work and may not be able to physically be at home during the day.

Smart Locks

Smart locks, such as the Nest x Yale Lock, allow parents to remotely lock and unlock their doors. This is useful for parents who want to ensure that their child has locked the door after leaving for school. Additionally, parents can assign unique codes to each family member, which can be helpful for keeping track of who is coming and going.

Indoor Cameras

Indoor cameras, such as the Nest Cam Indoor, can be used to monitor the activity inside the home. This can be particularly useful for parents who have younger children who may need supervision while at home alone. With the Nest app, parents can view live footage from the camera and receive alerts when there is activity in the designated area.

Home Alarms

Home alarms, such as the Nest Secure, can provide an added layer of security for the home. The Nest Secure system includes a hub, keypad, and a variety of sensors that can detect motion, open doors and windows, and detect the sound of glass breaking. If an alarm is triggered, parents will receive an alert on their phone and can contact the authorities if necessary.

Family Accounts

One unique feature of Google Nest is the ability to create family accounts. With a family account, parents can give their children access to the Nest app and allow them to control certain devices. For example, parents can give their child access to the smart lock, allowing them to lock and unlock the door when they come home from school. This feature can help parents ensure that their child is safe while also giving them a sense of independence.

In conclusion, Google Nest can be a valuable tool for keeping students safe during the school year. With a variety of devices and features, parents can monitor who is coming and going from their home, monitor activity inside the home, and even provide their child with a sense of independence. By utilizing technology, parents can help ensure that their child has a safe and successful school year.


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