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    T-Mobile Has Your Home’s Back(up) with Nest Secure

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    BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced its entry into connected home security with the T-Mobile Nest security pack launching on November 10th at T-Mobile stores nationwide, and with a required monthly T-Mobile Nest plan, it’s available at an unbeatable price – just $240 down and $10 per month on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (FRP: $480). T-Mobile’s Nest plan includes cellular backup and Nest Aware service, for $10 (after $5 bill credit).

    The Un-carrier is the first to offer Nest services and financing – on top of a price for the T-Mobile Nest security pack that’s hundreds in savings -- making connected home security more affordable than ever.

    In addition, because ‘always on’ is critical when it comes to home security, the Un-carrier was selected as the exclusive cellular backup connectivity provider for Nest Secure. No matter where you purchase Nest Secure, you can be safeguarded by T-Mobile’s network with a built-in Cat 1 LTE module.

    “It’s no wonder Nest chose the Un-carrier as the cellular backup provider for their new home security products,” said Mike Sievert, Chief Operating Officer for T-Mobile. “With truly unlimited data and nationwide coverage that goes toe to toe with the Duopoly, T-Mobile has America’s best unlimited network hands down.”

    The T-Mobile Nest security pack includes:

    The Nest Secure alarm system, with a Nest Guard base with keypad, motion detector, alarm and cellular backup service, two Nest Detect motion and open/close sensors, and two Nest Tag key fobs, and a Nest Cam Indoor security camera with Nest Aware service, providing intelligent alerts and 10 days of continuous video recording.

    The Nest Secure alarm system is designed to remain on guard, with built-in battery backup and T-Mobile cellular backup, so even if the power is out or Wi-Fi is down, T-Mobile’s award-winning nationwide network automatically kicks in to help keep your home protected.

    “At Nest, we believe that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to feeling safe,” said Tom vonReichbauer, Chief Business Officer at Nest. “So we designed Nest Secure to be modular and remain on guard to give people the confidence and peace of mind that it will always be working, even if there’s a power or Wi-Fi outage. With its reliable and continuously expanding LTE footprint, T-Mobile provides that critical cellular backup connection.”

    T-Mobile has doubled its LTE footprint since 2015, currently covering 316 million people with plans to cover 321 million by year’s end.

    The T-Mobile Nest security pack is available on November 10 in T-Mobile retail stores, through Customer Care or by calling 1-800-T-Mobile. To learn more, visit https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/nest-security-pack.
    “The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead — it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text.” John Legere 1/5/2017

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    Interesting. I’ve had SimpliSafe security for years which also uses cell service (mine uses Verizon but they also use T-Mobile). It’s great and only costs $14.99 per month. I’ll have to look into Nest to see how they compare and whether they offer any advantages over SimpliSafe. Thanks for the link, Danny!

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    Good features but poor security.. All you have to do is smash the base unit and the system is disabled... The keypad is the system so it’s not hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    They should have chosen AT&T or Verizon for the backup.
    T-Mobile IoT service, depending on how it is provisioned, has the ability to roam on other carriers both domestically and abroad. I think Nest made the right choice as T-Mobile IoT service can be a reasonably priced solution, even if you have a % of users roaming off-network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircuitSwitched View Post
    Good features but poor security.. All you have to do is smash the base unit and the system is disabled... The keypad is the system so it’s not hard to find.
    SimpliSafe is like that too but you can hide the base unit as the keypad is separate. If the Nest system uses the keypad as the base unit, yeah that doesn’t sound very secure.

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    The Nest Secure alarm system is designed to remain on guard, with built-in battery backup and T-Mobile cellular backup, so even if the power is out or Wi-Fi is down, T-Mobile’s award-winning nationwide network automatically kicks in to help keep your home protected.

    So this back-up solution is always on?
    If that's the case, it would suck to have two alarm systems that you have to disable and enable.
    It would be even better if this kicked in once it detects that the primary power is cut off for some reason, but the only way for it "to know" that the power is out is for it to be plugged in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i0wnj00 View Post
    The Nest Secure alarm system is designed to remain on guard, with built-in battery backup and T-Mobile cellular backup, so even if the power is out or Wi-Fi is down, T-Mobile’s award-winning nationwide network automatically kicks in to help keep your home protected.

    So this back-up solution is always on?
    If that's the case, it would suck to have two alarm systems that you have to disable and enable.
    It would be even better if this kicked in once it detects that the primary power is cut off for some reason, but the only way for it "to know" that the power is out is for it to be plugged in.
    It should be just one system to be disabled and enabled. If the system can't communicate via WiFi, it uses the cellular data connection. If the power goes out it automatically switches to battery power and makes any necessary communication via the cellular connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy84094 View Post
    T-Mobile IoT service, depending on how it is provisioned, has the ability to roam on other carriers both domestically and abroad. I think Nest made the right choice as T-Mobile IoT service can be a reasonably priced solution, even if you have a % of users roaming off-network.
    I didn't know that, that's a good thing.

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    Should be pretty decent with T-Mobile. Definitely sounds nice to have

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    T-Mobile Has Your Home’s Back(up) with Nest Secure

    Quote Originally Posted by jet1000 View Post
    It should be just one system to be disabled and enabled. If the system can't communicate via WiFi, it uses the cellular data connection. If the power goes out it automatically switches to battery power and makes any necessary communication via the cellular connection.
    That’s not how Honeywell, Napco, DSC, Paradox, or other UL approved security systems usually work.

    Dual (redundant) reporting is pretty much SOP when programming. Two alarm reports are sent at the exact same time over two different transmission methods. Waiting for one method to attempt communication before sending the alternative signal is a recipe for disaster and maybe even litigation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
    That’s not how Honeywell, Napco, DSC, Paradox, or other UL approved security systems usually work.

    Dual (redundant) reporting is pretty much SOP when programming. Two alarm reports are sent at the exact same time over two different transmission methods. Waiting for one method to attempt communication before sending the alternative signal is a recipe for disaster and maybe even litigation.


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    My alarm is a supervised Ethernet connection with a CDMA redundancy. If there is an interruption in the main connection, the central station will know immediately. I will typically get a notification within seconds and the alarm company will also call.

    All the sensors (including the base) have a supervised connection with tamper switch.

    Also it has something called crash and smash protection, so if someone were to find the control box and smash it, the central station would be notified that it lost connectivity before disarm and they send the police.

    I don’t think the Nest system is for people who take home security extremely serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikkarma808 View Post
    SimpliSafe is like that too but you can hide the base unit as the keypad is separate. If the Nest system uses the keypad as the base unit, yeah that doesn’t sound very secure.
    Yeah. That’s one advantage I see with Simplisafe. You can at least hide the base, so if someone smashes the keypad, the base will still sound the alarm and send the alerts out.

    The nest system is literally all in one. Not very secure IMO.

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