Nest Labs has used its appearance at this week's CEDIA 2014 expo to reveal that the Nest thermostat will now work with a number of major home automation systems, along with its own Dropcam video monitoring products.
Nest now supports Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) and Universal Remote Control (URC). In a blog post, the company said:
These whole-home automation systems integrate different aspects of your home, like lighting, music, video and security. Now you can connect your Nest products to the same system you use to control everything else - so you can adjust the Nest Thermostat through your Control4 app or have your RTI system get an alert when your Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide.
In terms of the Nest thermostat adding support for Dropcam's video devices, the company said:
When your Nest Protect alarm goes off, Dropcam records a clip of the smoke or carbon monoxide event and saves it for you, regardless of whether you pay for Cloud Recording. And when you set your Nest Thermostat to Away and walk out the door, Dropcam automatically turns on motion alerts so you'll know if anyone's in the house.
What do you think of Nest adding support for Dropcam and these major home automation systems?
Source: Nest Labs