Leading Home Automation Systems Join Works with Nest Program
Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated and URC Now Work with Nest
Dropcam and Nest Products Work Together to Improve Home Safety
DENVER — CEDIA Expo — 09 September 2014 — Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com) today announced the addition of Control4, Crestron®, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) and URC® – along with Dropcam – to the growing family of products, apps and services that work with Nest. By working with leading whole-home automation systems and the products they often connect to, Nest 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 have always allowed customers to access high-quality live or stored video of their home or business from their computer, tablet or smartphone, and to receive alerts from anywhere in the world. Now, when your Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ alarm goes off, Dropcam will record a clip of the smoke or carbon monoxide event and automatically save it for you, regardless of whether you’re paying for Cloud Recording service. And when you set your Nest Learning Thermostat™ to Away and walk out the door, Dropcam automatically turns on motion alerts so you’ll know if there’s anyone in the house. And for customers who have questions about Dropcam or how it works with Nest, Dropcam phone support coverage will be extended to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Professional installers can purchase Nest products including the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide and Dropcam from major distributors including AVAD, The Catalyst Group, Power House Alliance and other custom electronics and security trade retailers across the country.
For more information about Control4, Crestron, RTI or URC, visit the companies’ respective websites. For more information about Dropcam or Dropcam customer support, visit www.dropcam.com.
To learn more about the Works with Nest program for professional installers, visit Nest in Booth 1460 at the CEDIA Expo.
Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke and CO alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services offerings address home energy consumption, and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ helps keep people safe. Nest products are sold in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, and are installed in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit www.nest.com.