How to Add a Nest Tag to a Nest Secure

Introduction

Nest Tags can be used to quickly arm and disarm your Nest Secure alarm system. You can always disarm the Nest Secure Alarm System with a keyed-in passcode, or use the Nest app, but the Nest Tag is the easiest way to let trusted friends and family gain entry. For example, the kids can tap it on the Nest Guard when they get home from school, and avoid setting off a false alarm. This guide will help you add a Nest Tag to your Nest Secure 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 Tag 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 Tag's QR code. Alternatively, if you cannot locate the Nest Tag's QR code, 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.
    Meet your Nest Tag
  6. Assign the Tag to someone in your Nest Family. Tap Next when finished.
    Assigning the Nest Tag
  7. Name your Nest Tag and tap Next.
    Naming your Nest Tag
  8. The Tag had now been added. Tap Next.
    Tag being added
  9. Test your tag by placing it near the Nest Guard. It will make a chime sound and the light will turn green when it is read. Tap Next in the app.
    Testing your Nest Tag
  10. Success! Your Tag has been added!
    Nest Tag added
These steps can be repeated for each additional Nest Tag you need to add to your system.

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Nest Tags can be used to quickly arm and disarm your Nest Secure alarm system. You can always disarm the Nest Secure Alarm System with a keyed-in passcode, or use the Nest app, but the Nest Tag is the easiest way to let trusted friends and family gain entry. For example, the kids can tap it on the Nest Guard when they get home from school, and avoid setting off a false alarm. This guide will help you add a Nest Tag to your Nest Secure 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 Tag 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 Tag's QR code. Alternatively, if you cannot locate the Nest Tag's QR code, 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.
    Meet your Nest Tag
  6. Assign the Tag to someone in your Nest Family. Tap Next when finished.
    Assigning the Nest Tag
  7. Name your Nest Tag and tap Next.
    Naming your Nest Tag
  8. The Tag had now been added. Tap Next.
    Tag being added
  9. Test your tag by placing it near the Nest Guard. It will make a chime sound and the light will turn green when it is read. Tap Next in the app.
    Testing your Nest Tag
  10. Success! Your Tag has been added!
    Nest Tag added
These steps can be repeated for each additional Nest Tag you need to add to your system.
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