Nest gains IFTTT support

Google-owned Nest Learning Thermostat as well as the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm are both about to become smarter thanks to support with IFTTT. With IFTTT, you can create automatic actions for both home automation products based on if a certain action is triggered so you don't have to manually adjust settings yourself.

IFTTT support makes Nest smarter

IFTTT, which stands for if this then that, makes it easy for users to create commands such as sending you an email if your smoke detector's battery is low. Given that IFTTT already works with a variety of other home automation products, including Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo, and also wearable Jawbone Up, you can set up a trigger so that when your Nest thermostat is set to "away" mode, the Hues lights in your home will automatically switch off.

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By intelligently grouping and triggering actions, home automation products in separate ecosystems made by different vendors will become more useful to the end user so that they don't have to manually control distinct actions.


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IFTTT support makes Nest even smarter


I'm trying to think of some cool and useful IFTTT recipes using Nest. The smoke detector already notifies you if it senses smoke or CO, so I don't see much value in making that an IFTTT recipe. However, texting a neighbor and making hue bulbs change color sound cool. I'd like to receive a notification when any of the next units' motion sensors detect that a person is in the home while my wife and I are away. I'm looking forward to see how they integrate all of this with dropcam.

how about using the Geofencing feature in IFTTT together with Nest so it can turn on/off based on your what that new feature in the Honeywell Lyric does..

I'm still anxiously awaiting the day the Google Now pops up with "It appears you're headed home. Would you like to turn the temperature down?"