Protect Motion API?

It uses motion + timestamp to help build a learned schedule.

I would love to be able to use nest protect as motion sensor that talks to other home automation devices. As an example to turn lights on/off when it detects motion.

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I would like that too. I plan to have motion detectors in the ceiling next to my protects. This would reduce the clutter, and possibly make me buy more protects to get the motion (with some added protection).

Frankly, a protects is not that much more expensive than a good quality motion detector. I would probably just default to use protects as motion detectors throughout my house.

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+1 to this one. Send motion events immediately!

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I would also like to see a way to start the alarm via REST.
Specifically, I have other devices in my home that can detect intrusions, and would like to use the Protect as an alarm.
Obviously this would be very useful for the Nest environment as well, as Nest Secure (maybe also Nest Cam) could use the Protect for alarm too.

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I would like to upvote and add my encouragement to this enhancement request.
It seems a bit obvious that Nest’s own Guard Home/Away algorithm should use Motion Alert data from the Protect(s) for those of us who have wired versions that are network persistent. That info should be available via API as well.

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Another +1

I would love to be able to use my wired Protects to indicate motion in the room, and declutter the install by removing a dedicated motion detector.

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This would be great, I agree! I’d buy more if it had this functionality.

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Add another request for motion events. Thanks.

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This feature would make it easier for home automation enthusiasts to justify paying the premium for the Nest Protect vs other cheaper alternatives.

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+1 for using the Protect for motion detection.

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+1 from me too for motion detection.

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+1 my family loves this feature on our next protects.
If I could harness it’s motion detection I could trigger further events.

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+1 for me too, when it is in there, you should be able to use it!

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Please, for the love of God, add this to your API! I’ve been asking for this for over a year!!

I would love to walk into my hallway, at night, and have these turn on/off my lights as I go downstairs to get water without needing to fumble with switches or talk to my Google Home and potentially wake people up.

I live in a house that has one in every room, the upstairs hallway and the downstairs. I understand it could be a power-drain on non-wired, but make this available in wired or both, but feature off by default and able to be turned-on.

As a Google-owned product and with Google wanting to spearhead Smart Homes, this is a crucial element to assist us with that exact endevour!

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Realtime motion events and the ability to trigger the alarm should definitely be added to the API.
The ability to trigger the alarm through the API is particularly important so that Nest can be interlinked with other smart heat alarms in the same property. Interlinking with heat alarms is necessary to meet building regulations/code in many countries (e.g. UK) where heat alarms are mandatory in Kitchens.

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Same request here. A richer api makes a more valuable product. The wired ones definitely should be able to handle this.

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Would love this. I’ve found the motion sensors on the protect to be really impressive. I’d love to leverage them in home assistant.

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Would love to see this as well. When the nest structure is set to away I would love to have notifications about motion in my structure. Please add this…

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Nest needs more ways to differentiate in a crowing iot market… these types of features will grow a supporting ecosystem… +++