Google's library of Nest devices is more expansive than it's ever been, but not every gadget has been a hit. One product line that didn't manage to go anywhere: Nest Secure, a basic security system that used motion detection to trigger alerts whenever doors or windows are opened. Google confirmed Secure was discontinued back in October, but now a new batch of Nest Detect sensors are back in stock.
Despite the potential consequences, many of us tend to join preview programs fairly often. Sometimes the early software releases give us new features and improvements well ahead of other users, but from time to time, they have some unfortunate side effects. If you're using a Google Nest Hub Max to provide connectivity to a Nest Detect or Next x Yale Lock, and you've received a recent firmware update as part of the preview program, there's a good chance those security devices have lost internet connectivity. But the good news: There's a simple fix.
The latest update to the Google Home app is out, but it's not going to give you much to look at in the form of live changes. Instead, this update appears to be largely focused on adding new hardware support for Nest security products, and possibly a few others. There's also a new feature in the works called Talk and Listen that could be a solid enhancement to the Broadcast feature.