Works With Nest – Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

How does leakSMARTTMwork with Nest®?

What Nest products work with leakSMART?

Are the leakSMART Works with Nest features available within the Iris, Wink or SmartThings apps?

What features are included in leakSMART & Works with Nest?

Do I need to have a Nest account to activate the leakSMART system?

Will the leakSMART system still shut-off my water if a leak is detected?

 

Answers


How does leakSMARTTM work with Nest®?
If the leakSMART system detects a water leak, anywhere in the home, the system will not only automatically shut-off the home’s water, but it will also offer the homeowner the option to notify an emergency contact if Nest knows that the homeowner is Away. Additionally, since the combination of leaking water and extreme temperatures can spell disaster, the home’s Nest Learning Thermostat’s room temperature and indoor humidity readings are displayed in the leakSMART app, so homeowners are always in the know. Learn more .


What Nest products work with leakSMART?
All Nest products feature the Nest Home/Away Assist feature, including the Nest Cam Security Camera, Nest Learning Thermostat, and Nest Protect Smoke & CO Alarm. When you set up Home/Away Assist in the Nest app, you choose a phone or tablet that you’d like to use to tell your home when you’ve left or arrived. Since you probably carry your phone with you all day, it lets your home know when you’re there and when you’re not. But unlike systems that rely only on your phone’s location to tell where you are, Home/Away Assist also uses your Nest products’ activity sensors. So even if you leave your phone at home, or the battery dies, Nest can tell that you’re gone — and if a water leak is detected in your home when you’re Away, you’ll be prompted to call your emergency contact.

If you have a Nest Thermostat, the leakSMART app will also display indoor humidity and room temperature readings.


Are the leakSMART Works with Nest features available within the Iris, Wink or SmartThings apps?
No. The Works with Nest features are only available within the leakSMART app.


What features are included in leakSMART & Works with Nest?
You will be able to see your Nest Thermostat room temperature and indoor humidity within the leakSMART app, since water and temperature changes can spell disaster. Plus, you can assign an emergency contact that you can call if a leak is detected when you’re Away from home.


Do I need to have a Nest account to activate the leakSMART system?
No. However, in order to use the Works with Nest features, you will need a Nest account. The Works with Nest features are completely optional.


Will the leakSMART system still shut-off my water if a leak is detected?
Yes. The leakSMART Valve will always automatically shut-off your home’s water whenever a leak is detected anywhere in your home by the leakSMART sensors. Regardless if you assign or optionally call your emergency contact when Away from home, the leakSMART system will always provide you with complete home water protection.