For years, people have been talking about home automation. There are universal remotes, digital wall panels and apps that let you control the devices in your home. But "Works with Nest" is more than just an on/off switch. It’s about making your house a more thoughtful home.
Works with Nest makes it possible for your Nest devices to securely interact with the things you already use every day, both inside and outside of your home. Because when you connect these different parts of your life, they can work behind the scenes to deliver personalized comfort, safety and energy savings.
It all starts with Nest
The Nest Learning Thermostat controls the heating and cooling of your home, but its ultimate uses are much more ambitious.
Nest is compatible with most low voltage heating and cooling systems, and setting it up is simple. Control it manually as you would with any home thermostat right from the wall unit. Or use your phone to adjust the temperature when you’re away.
As its name implies, Nest is a “learning” thermostat and actually takes cues from your temperature adjustments, how drafty your home is or whether or not anyone’s home. It then programs itself to adjust the temperature accordingly to help save you money.
And, instead of a generic boxy console, Nest makes a statement with its thin and sleek design. The attractive round display is bright and bold with a large, beautiful screen and user-friendly interface. When Nest senses you from across the room, its display instantly lights up and shows the time or temperature.
Expanding your Nest network with the Nest Cam and Nest Protect
When you add more Nest products to your home, they can automatically work together. And you can control them all from one place: the Nest app.
Nest Cam Wi-Fi video camera
Looking for an effective way to see and hear what’s happening in your home when you’re away? The Nest Cam Wi-Fi video camera can stream live, super-clear 1080p HD video of a room in your home whenever you need to check on it. So you can keep an eye on the door when you’re on vacation or take a peek in on Fido to make sure your favorite shoes haven’t become his new chew toy.
You can access your Nest Cam secure streaming video on your phone, tablet or laptop to see a 130-degree wide-angle view of the room. For a closer look, simply zoom in for greater detail. Want to talk to Fido or hear if baby is crying or sleeping soundly? Use the embedded mic and speaker to listen in and speak. And with a Nest Aware subscription, Nest Cam continuously records videos so you never miss a moment.
Spend less time worrying when you’re away from home with the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. The alarm thinks and speaks, alerts your mobile device and keeps you in the know. Since it uses words instead of beeps, you’ll have the information necessary to deal with the situation at hand.
Equipped with a Split-Spectrum Sensor, Nest Protect is able to detect fast and slow burning fires. It also looks for steam to cut down on false alarms and can detect the poisonous carbon monoxide you can't see. Nest Protect knows what room it’s in, so the next time Nest Protect detects something, it will tell you where and what the problem is via alerts from the Nest app sent right to your smartphone. And you can silence any alarms initiated by Nest Protect, right from your mobile device.
How can Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect and Nest Cam work together? If the Nest Protect detects carbon monoxide, your Nest Thermostat automatically turns off your gas furnace, which can be a possible source of poisonous carbon monoxide leaks. When the Nest Protect alarm goes off, your Nest Cam records a clip so you can see what happened.
Pairing Nest with Everyday Products
In addition to these products that help us keep an eye on our homes, there are a variety of other useful accessories which make life more convenient, can be used to enhance our comfort or otherwise add value to our daily lives. When paired with Nest, the result is a more interactive, immersive experience.
Chamberlain MyQ Garage
Add comfort and convenience to your lifestyle with the Chamberlain MyQ Garage. The smart device provides an easy way to remotely control your garage door from your driveway or down the road.
Just mount the Wi-Fi hub, attach the sensor to the inside of your garage door, download the app, follow the instructions and you’re ready to roll. MyQ Garage and its companion app can be used to open or close your garage door without ever touching it. Or, use it to set up customized alerts so you know when your garage door opens or closes.
Ready to get more from this device? Just pair the Chamberlain MyQ Garage with the Nest Learning Thermostat. Nest works with your MyQ to know when you leave and when you come home, and adjusts the temperature accordingly. Save energy when you're away and be more comfortable as soon as you step in the door... it’s that simple.
Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Kit by Philips
Never wonder if you left the lights on at home again. Instead use the Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Kit by Philips with your compatible mobile device and the Hue app to remotely turn Hue lights on and off when you’re out of the house.
Program the lights in your house from your phone with the Hue kit. Turn them on and off or even set mood lighting with the Hue app.
For added energy savings and home comfort, sync up your Hue Lighting with the Nest Learning Thermostat. If your house rises above or falls below a certain temperature, you can have your Hue bulbs change color to let you know. And, when your Nest Thermostat notices you’re away, your Hue lights can make it seem like you are home by switching on and off to mimic your presence.
If a small amount of smoke or carbon monoxide is detected, Nest Protect can alert you by flashing your Hue lights “yellow,” and sounding an audio warning. In case of an alarm, Nest Protect will flash your lights “red,” then go to a dimmed red state to alert you to a potential emergency.
There are many possibilities and multiple ways to ensure your comfort and convenience, while saving energy, as you come and go, when you sync up Hue with Nest.
Forgetting your house key is no longer an issue. The Kwikset Kevo can turn your compatible iOS or Android device into an electronic key. No more fumbling for keys to open the front door. Just have the smartphone or the Kevo fob nearby and unlock the door by touching it with your hand.
And, if you’re not home and a friend or family member needs to get in, there’s no need to fret. Use the Kevo app to send them an electronic key. Kevo uses multiple levels of encryption to help safeguard your home. You can use a traditional key with the lock too.
When you pair your Kevo lock with your Nest Thermostat, the convenience and energy savings really add up. Kevo Smart Lock tells your Nest Thermostat who’s home and what temperature they like. It also helps Nest know when no one’s home so your thermostat doesn’t waste energy.
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