Sept. 9, 2014: Home Automation Firms Join ‘Works with Nest’ Program
Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Inc., and Universal Remote Control Now Work with Nest
DENVER — Nest Labs Inc. announced today the addition of Control4, Crestron®, Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), and Universal Remote Control (URC) — along with Dropcam — to the increasing number of products, apps, and services that work with Nest products. By working with leading home automation companies, Nest said it is making it easier for professional installers to bring Nest into their business, and providing consumers with more ways to experience Nest in their homes.
“We launched the ‘Works with Nest’ program with consumer brands including Whirlpool, Jawbone, and LIFX, forming meaningful connections like appliances that knew not to run when energy prices were high or light bulbs that flashed when your smoke alarm went off,” said Matt Rogers, founder and vice president of engineering, Nest. “Today, we’re excited to bring Works with Nest to whole-home automation. Professional installers are a key market partner for Nest and we’re committed to enabling our products to connect with the home automation systems they trust and install every day.”
“When the Nest Developer Program first launched, we were excited for the opportunity to work with Nest,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing, RTI. “With our new Works with Nest integration, our dealers can now provide intuitive access and control of the popular Nest products through the award-winning wired, wireless, and app-based user interfaces from RTI — offering a truly integrated solution to their customers.”
Dropcam now also works with Nest to help keep homes safe. Dropcam cameras allow customers to access high-quality live or stored video of their home or business from their computer, tablet, or smartphone, and to receive alerts anywhere. Now, when a Nest Protect™: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm goes off, Dropcam will record a clip of the smoke or carbon monoxide event and automatically save it, regardless of whether the customer is paying for cloud recording service. And when a customer sets the Nest Learning Thermostat™ to Away and walks out the door, Dropcam automatically turns on motion alerts so the homeowner will know if there’s anyone in the house.
For more information about Control4, visit www.control4.com. For more information about Crestron, visit www.crestron.com. For more information about Remote Technologies Inc., visit www.rticorp.com. For more information about Universal Remote Control, visit www.universalremote.com.
For more information about Dropcam, visit www.dropcam.com.
For more information about Nest, visit www.nest.com.
Publication date: 9/8/2014