PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com), de architect van het denkende huis, heeft vandaag een aantal updates voor het Works with Nest-programma aangekondigd waardoor dat nu het volledigste platform is voor ontwikkelaars van producten voor het ‘connected home’. Specifieke updates bestaan onder meer uit:
- Nest Weave – Dit door Nest ontwikkelde communicatieprotocol, dat voorheen alleen in Nest-producten werd gebruikt, laat apparaten direct met elkaar en met Nest-producten communiceren. Nest Weave lost veel problemen op die er zijn bij het aansluiten van producten in huis, zoals de mogelijkheid om apparaten die weinig stroom kunnen gebruiken te verbinden, maar ook apparaten die low latency en redundantie vereisen. Het Linus-slot van Yale is het eerste Works with Nest-product dat gebruik maakt van Nest Weave.
- Nest Cam API – De nieuwe camera-api laat ontwikkelaars hun producten voor de eerste keer met de Nest Cam verbinden. August, Mimo, Petnet, Philips hue en Skybell zijn de eerste derde partijen die producten met Nest Cam-integratie hebben uitgebracht en zo verbeterde veiligheid en bewustzijn in het huis bieden.
- Works with Nest Store – De Works with Nest Store is een online catalogus van alle Works with Nest-producten. Nest-ontwikkelaars kunnen verzoeken om hun producten in de store op te laten nemen zodat consumenten ze makkelijk kunnen vinden en gebruiken.
Nest Introduces Nest Weave, Creating Most Comprehensive Developer Platform for the Home
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nest Labs, Inc. ( www.nest.com), architect of the thoughtful home, today announced a number of updates to the Works with Nest program, making it the most comprehensive platform for developers building connected home products. Specific updates include:
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More than 11,000 developers have accessed Nest’s APIs to connect with Nest products, through the cloud – and 1 in 8 Nest homes are using a Works with Nest integration. Developers have built everything from appliances that know not to run when energy prices are high – to light bulbs that flash when there’s smoke in the house. Now, Nest Weave gives developers an entirely new way to work with Nest.
With the addition of Nest Weave to the Works with Nest program, any product – even power-constrained ones – can connect with Nest. Through Nest Weave or Nest’s cloud APIs, developers can access Home and Away states, smoke and carbon monoxide alerts, motion and sound alerts, and peak energy rush hour events to create interesting and meaningful integrations across iOS, Android and the Web, while still maintaining control of their own user experiences.
In addition, developers can integrate their products with the Nest app and apply to have them included in the Works with Nest Store. And to help grow their businesses, developers can leverage Nest’s relationships with more than 40 retailers across 8,000 stores, professional installers, and energy companies around the world. Developers can visit developer.nest.com to get started.
“Building a connected product is hard,” said Matt Rogers, vice president of engineering, Nest. “We’ve been doing it for the past five years and have first-hand experience with the challenges. That’s why we want to make it easier for developers. We’re offering proven technologies like Nest Weave, along with cloud services and the ability to integrate with the Nest app. Developers have an end-to-end solution when they work with Nest, and can use only the parts of the program that meet their needs.”
Nest Weave: Secure, robust, reliable communications for the home
Nest Weave provides direct device-to-device communication securely and reliably across networks in the home, including Wi-Fi and Thread. Unlike existing communication protocols, Nest Weave is reliable, compact, secure and scalable. With a simple software update, devices can use Nest Weave to talk directly to Nest devices.
Some of the biggest and most important brands in the home have committed to using Nest Weave in their products. The initial list of companies includes Big Ass Solutions, Daikin North America, GE branded lighting controls, Hunter Douglas, iHome, Legrand, LIFX, Lutron Electronics, P&G, Philips hue, Rachio, Somfy, SkyBell, Tyco, and WeMo. In addition, Google’s OnHub router will work with Nest Weave in the future. To facilitate development, Dialog, Freescale, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Silicon Labs will provide Nest Weave-certified kits and support to ensure that Works with Nest developers can be up and running as quickly as possible with their Nest Weave products.
The Linus lock by Yale: A lock built for the Nest Home
Using Nest Weave over Thread, the Linus lock by Yale is the first connected residential door lock to let people check if the door is open or closed, set up passcodes providing different levels of access for family members and guests, and see when they came and left – all from the Nest app. In addition, the ability to remotely check, lock and unlock the door means people will never have to worry about leaving their home unlocked again. Linus can also send safety and security alerts as well as daily, weekly and monthly home access history reports. By working with Nest, Linus can offer customers more security, convenience and insight than any other lock on the market.
“Named after our founder Linus Yale, who invented the original cylinder pin-tumbler lock in 1843, the Linus lock was created with the Nest home in mind,” said Jason Williams, general manager, Yale Locks & Hardware. “By working with Nest and taking advantage of Nest Weave, Nest cloud services and the Nest app, we were able to build the most thoughtful, innovative connected lock on the market.”
New camera API + products that work with Nest Cam
Nest Cam is an easy-to-use cloud-based video monitoring camera and cloud service that lets people stay aware of what’s happening at home, no matter where they are. Nest Cam can already work with other Nest products – for example, it can automatically start recording when Nest Protect detects smoke. Now with Nest’s new camera API, developers can also build integrations that allow their products to connect with Nest Cam to provide improved safety and awareness in the home. The ability to work with both Nest and third-party products means Nest Cam can do more for people than any other connected camera on the market. The first developers to introduce integrations with Nest Cam include:
Additional new Works with Nest products including those from Hayward, Heatworks and WeatherBug can be found at https://nest.com/works-with-nest/.
Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful – one that takes care of itself and the people inside it. The company focuses on simple, beautiful and delightful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services keep you comfortable and address home energy consumption. The Nest Protect™ smoke and carbon monoxide alarm helps keep you safe and Nest Safety Rewards lets you save money through participating home insurance providers, while Nest Cam™ keeps an eye on what matters most in your home. Nest products are sold in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands and are installed in more than 190 countries. The Nest Learning Thermostat has helped save approximately four billion kWh of energy to date. Through the Works with Nest program, third-party products can securely connect with Nest devices to make homes safer, more energy efficient, and more aware. For more information, visit www.nest.com.
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