How to use Philips Hue with Nest

Philips Hue can interact with all your Nest products. Depending on your Nest product, you can set different behaviors for your Hue lights, such as automatically simulate your presence with lights when Nest knows you are away. Use Nest Cam to turn off the lights when you’ve left a room. When Nest Protect finds a possible hazard it will give you a heads up by flashing the hue lights yellow alongside the audible warning. In case of an alarm, the lights will flash red before going to a dimmed red state which is best to help you navigate in smoky environments. See all use cases on  https://nest.meethue.com/

The use case “A smarter security light” work with Nest Hello doorbell. The input from the camera in the Nest Hello doorbell is used the same way as the input from any Nest cam. 

Related Questions

How do I choose which camera I want to use for the use case “A smarter security light”?  

“A smarter security light” is built so that if any of the Nest cameras that you have detect motion the lights you select will turn on, regardless which camera detects motion. The Nest Hello doorbell is used like any other Nest camera. So you do not need to choose camera, it automatically uses the input from all your Nest cameras (and Nest Hello doorbell). 

Does the use case “Left the room, lights off” work with Nest Hello doorbell? The description of use case says “Nest cam”?  

Yes, it works with Nest Hello doorbell. The input from the camera in the Nest Hello doorbell is used the same way as the input from any Nest cam. 

How do I setup the use case with a burglar “See who’s there with Nest Cam”?

That’s using the “A smarter security light” use case. 

How do I setup the use case of lights turning on when I arrive home, using Nest Hello doorbell?

By setting up “A smarter security light” use case so that your lights outside your front door, and inside, turn on when there is motion detected by any Nest cam you can use that both as burglar deterrent as well as to welcome you home. 

I use the “A smarter security light” to welcome me home, however sometimes it takes a long time before lights turn on, why?  

The use case “A smarter security light” is built with a random delay, from a few seconds to a minute, so that for any potential burglar it appears more natural as if someone inside is hearing noises and then turning on the lights. 

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