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Can Your Home Call You in an Emergency?

Ooma Nest-Group v2-trans-black teloWe’re guessing that unless your last name is Jetson, your house hasn’t placed a call to you lately. But that’s about to change, thanks to our new partnership with Nest Labs (you’re probably familiar with their innovative Nest Thermostat or Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm).

There are lots of things you might want to know about when you’re not home: if there’s a fire or whether your kids made it home from school okay, for example. During your busy day it’s unlikely that you have time to check in on all these what-if scenarios – that’s where having a house that calls you comes in handy for your peace of mind.

By teaming up with Nest, together we’re making it possible for your house to keep an eye on things and let you know what’s happening. During an Ooma call from your house, you can take immediate action by pressing 1 to contact emergency services local to your home.

This Nest integration is now available to all Ooma Premier customers as part of your existing service. With this new feature, Ooma Telo can:

  • Call you when a Nest Protect smoke or CO alarm is triggered in your home, let you know how long the alarm has been active and give you the option to connect with emergency services using your home phone number to expedite response
  • Use the occupancy sensors in the Nest devices to call you when important activity–like your kids coming home from school or elderly parents getting up in the morning–is not detected within a specified window of time
  • Automatically forward your home phone calls to your cell phone when your Nest Learning Thermostat detects you’re away, and stop forwarding when you’re back

Let us know what you think as you give this new service a whirl to stay connected whenever you’re away from home.


  1. John
    January 7, 2015    

    Good area to get into I am looking into this, so I will keep track of your progress.

  2. Amit
    January 9, 2015    

    How do I get this integration going with Nest? When I login to the account, I don’t see anything. I am a premium subscriber.


  3. Omar W.
    January 10, 2015    

    How do I enable this option? I have OOMA premier service.

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