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Nest products get smarter by tracking everyone in the family


Nearly five years, two hardware hardware updates and a Google acquisition later, a new software update is seeking to take the next step in automation, with family accounts and geofencing.

The update has been rolled out across all Nest products, including the Nest Protect smoke alarm and the Nest Cam. It sees the introduction of Family Accounts that allow up to 10 people to access the Nest products in a home.

Individual users can be added or removed from a Family Account via the Nest app, so each person can access and control Nest products themselves using their own account. This eliminates the need for users to share the login details for a single master account, and opens up a new world of tracking for the Alphabet-owned Nest.