How to Add a Nest Detect Sensor to a Nest Secure

Introduction

The Nest Secure alarm system is easy to live with every day. Just tap Nest Tag on Nest Guard to arm and disarm the alarm - no passcode needed. Nest Detect sensors look out for doors, windows and rooms. And with the Nest app, you'll always know what's happening at home.

This guide will explain how to add your Nest Detect Sensors to your Alarm System.

1 Add Device to App

  1. Open the Nest app.
    Nest
  2. Tap the Add button to begin adding a Nest device to the app.
    Add device screen in mobile app
  3. You will then be presented with a list of Nest devices that can be added to the app. Select Nest Detect from the list provided.
    Selection screen for device to be added to mobile app
  4. You now have the opportunity to use your smartphone's camera to scan your Nest Detect's QR code. Alternatively, if you cannot locate the QR code on your Nest Detect Sensor, you can tap Continue without scanning.
    QR code scan feature for adding device in mobile app
  5. On the next screen, the app will describe what the device does. Tap Next at the bottom to continue.
    Nest Detect app explanation
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions and pull out the battery tab, then wait for the blue light to illuminate on your Nest Detect Sensor. Select Next on the following screen.
    Nest Detect instructions
  7. Wait for your sensor to pair with your Secure Alarm System and select Continue to installation.
    Nest Detect sensor added to app
  8. Select the location for your Nest Detect and tap Next.
    Nest detect location selection
  9. Select where you've placed your Nest Detect.
    Nest detect location selection
  10. After that, you'll need to physically place your sensor. The app will tell you what you need to install the sensor and take you through that process, including how high to install it for the most accurate motion detection. Select whether you'll be using adhesive or screws.
    Nest Detect setup
  11. Tap Next.
    Nest detector test
  12. Congratulations! Your Nest device has been added to the Nest app and is ready to use.
These steps can be repeated for each additional Nest Detect Sensor you need to add to your system.

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The Nest Secure alarm system is easy to live with every day. Just tap Nest Tag on Nest Guard to arm and disarm the alarm - no passcode needed. Nest Detect sensors look out for doors, windows and rooms. And with the Nest app, you'll always know what's happening at home.

This guide will explain how to add your Nest Detect Sensors to your Alarm System.

  1. Open the Nest app.
    Nest
  2. Tap the Add button to begin adding a Nest device to the app.
    Add device screen in mobile app
  3. You will then be presented with a list of Nest devices that can be added to the app. Select Nest Detect from the list provided.
    Selection screen for device to be added to mobile app
  4. You now have the opportunity to use your smartphone's camera to scan your Nest Detect's QR code. Alternatively, if you cannot locate the QR code on your Nest Detect Sensor, you can tap Continue without scanning.
    QR code scan feature for adding device in mobile app
  5. On the next screen, the app will describe what the device does. Tap Next at the bottom to continue.
    Nest Detect app explanation
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions and pull out the battery tab, then wait for the blue light to illuminate on your Nest Detect Sensor. Select Next on the following screen.
    Nest Detect instructions
  7. Wait for your sensor to pair with your Secure Alarm System and select Continue to installation.
    Nest Detect sensor added to app
  8. Select the location for your Nest Detect and tap Next.
    Nest detect location selection
  9. Select where you've placed your Nest Detect.
    Nest detect location selection
  10. After that, you'll need to physically place your sensor. The app will tell you what you need to install the sensor and take you through that process, including how high to install it for the most accurate motion detection. Select whether you'll be using adhesive or screws.
    Nest Detect setup
  11. Tap Next.
    Nest detector test
  12. Congratulations! Your Nest device has been added to the Nest app and is ready to use.
These steps can be repeated for each additional Nest Detect Sensor you need to add to your system.
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