Nest partnered with Moni for professional monitoring of their Nest Secure alarm system.
Moni is offering the Nest Secure for $300 ($200 off retail) if you sign up for their monitoring. Moni isn't advertising the fact there are literally no strings attached, for obvious reasons, but you can get the Nest Secure for $300 without ever paying a cent for monitoring. This deal was supposed to run only for a month in February to raise awareness for the new Nest monitoring, but Moni is still offering it.
The Nest Secure ships directly from Google, is returnable directly to Google within 30 days, you don't need to sign up for a monitoring contract or activate/pay for monitoring at all to get the Nest Secure, and once you get the Nest Secure it is yours to keep, whether you cancel monitoring or not.
I personally did this and it was painless.
1. Sign up for month-to-month monitoring with Moni and they will ship you a Nest Secure for $300. They place the order with Nest and it ships directly from the Nest Store. The same exact package you'd get if you purchased it from the Nest Store directly. New in the box, sealed. Even the shipping confirmation email with the tracking number comes from the Nest Store.
2. Moni will give you an activation code for monitoring when you order the system. You use this code in the Nest Store to activate monitoring. If you activate monitoring using this code you get a free month of monitoring from Moni, starting when you activate it, after which they will start billing you at $29.99/mo.
3. When you get the Nest Secure don't activate the monitoring with the code they give you. You can use the Nest Secure, pair it with your phone app, everything, without activating monitoring. That is a separate service.
4. Live chat with Moni on their website (https://mymoni.com
) and tell them you don't want monitoring and to cancel it. Because you never activated monitoring with the code on the Nest Store, you've paid nothing for monitoring.
You now have a Nest Secure for $300, direct from Google, returnable to Google within 30 days, for cheaper than anywhere else you can find it online, even eBay.
Alternatively, activate the monitoring and this is still a good deal because Moni allows you to pay month-to-month and you can cancel anytime. This is cheaper than any of the big alarm companies like ADT, etc.
Edit: Screenshot of email confirmation direct from the Nest Store that you'll get once you order the system via Moni, and screenshot of the shipping email.