The power had been out for almost 12 hours. I sat watching a few rescue vehicles race down the road from the view of our second-story balcony. The storm had passed and the night sky was eerily quiet. Suddenly I noticed movement on our lawn. I pulled up my Nest Cam phone app to see if I could get a zoom in on who or what was down there. But the cameras were down…

Before the Storm

Nest Cam was a game-changer for homeowners. It provides innovative security solutions for safety and convenience. Very easy to install and user-friendly, the inconspicuous camera and doorbell technology have elevated the smart home experience. Nest products like Ring and Spaces reveal activity at entry points and in individual rooms. And individual camera feeds are viewable in the Nest app and shareable with secure password-protected Livestream links.

Black Out

But what about when the grid goes down? A fierce storm can easily knock out the power and internet connections to your home. Both of them have to be working flawlessly, 100% of the time, for Nest to work well. Homeowners will not get an alert until 10 minutes of downtime has passed. And even then, they have to boot back up when connections are restored, taking another five to six minutes. Which means, there is a 10-minute window where you won’t even be suspicious of anything going on.

Avoid a Horror Story!

What happens in the in-between time, when Nest capabilities are down, is the key issue. And a home automation integration team is of utmost importance for maintaining constant connectivity and security for your home. They can recommend the right energy and battery backup system to support every outlet for cameras, the internet, and your modem. With a service plan and a team that knows the infrastructure of your smart home, getting your security system back online is a worry-free experience. If your home loses power, your smart team will get the alert and provide the necessary services to get you back up and running before you even know you’ve lost power.

So when the next storm hits, you won’t have a single worry about that creature lurking in the dark. Your smart home and Nest products will continue to have reliable consistent energy and constant connectivity. And you will have complete peace of mind.

Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.

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