Google Nest now has Google Assistance voice control on board.

GOOGLE is delivering a remote upgrade that adds Google Assistant voice functionality to Nest Guard hub allowing it to be addressed directly rather than through a separate smart device.

The upgrade allows Nest Secure systems to be managed like a Google Home Hub or Home Mini smart speaker using simple voice commands like “Hey, Google, turn on the lights”, “Hey, Google, turn on the AC” and “Hey, Google, arm the system”.

According to Google, the voice assistant capability includes use of smart home Routines which allow a group of actions to be associated with one phrase. If you open the door and say “Hey, Google, I’m home”, the system will turn on lights, turn on the air conditioning and re-lock the front door.