Nest Binary Sensor

The nest binary sensor platform lets you monitor various states of your Nest devices.

You must have the Nest component configured to use these sensors. The binary sensors will be setup if the nest component is configured and the required configuration for the nest binary sensor is set.


To enable binary sensors and customize which sensors are setup, you can extend the Nest component configuration in your configuration.yaml file with the following settings:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
      - 'fan'
      - 'target'

By default all binary sensors for your available Nest devices will be monitored. Leave monitored_conditions blank to disable all binary sensors for the Nest component.

Configuration Variables


(list)(Optional)States to monitor.

The following conditions are available by device:

  • Nest Home:
    • away
  • Nest Thermostat:
    • online
    • fan
    • is_using_emergency_heat
    • is_locked
    • has_leaf
  • Nest Protect:
    • online
  • Nest Camera:
    • online
    • motion_detected
    • person_detected
    • sound_detected