Some of the applications are obvious, such as your August smart door lock setting the heating or cooling to Away mode when you leave the house. The Kevo lock goes one better, letting Nest who is home and away, so that their preferred temperatures can be used …
Others are less obvious, such as putting your washing-machine into quiet mode when Nest notes that you are home, and your Withings smartwatch telling Nest when you are asleep so it can turn down the heating. Mercedes owners have already been able to enjoy their car telling Nest when they will be arriving home so it can set the perfect temperature, a benefit that is now open to everyone thanks to a link to the Automatic car adapter.
Other examples include flashing your Hue lights when smoke is detected, forwarding phone calls when Nest notes that you’re out of the home and switching LIFX lights into an automated security mode when Nest tells them you’re away.
The full list of connected devices can be seen on the Works With Nest website.
Connectivity has been high on Nest’s agenda since its purchase by Google, with Google Now voice control added last month.