Nest Labs left no stone unturned today with four announcements that updated and unified Nest's offerings. The new Nest products will be available for purchase directly from California Energy Services. The Nest Cam was unveiled (bye Dropcam) with 1080p video quality, a new stand, and improvements on features. The second generation Nest Protect has improved smoke detection. The Nest Learning Thermostat is getting a software update that provides better integrations with Cam and Protect. And finally, the redesigned Nest app that allows you to control all your Nest products from one place.
Apple unveiled HomeKit at WWDC 2014. Devices this approved for HomeKit are finally hitting the market this month. Always one to elevate a product category, Apple has outdone themselves this time. Two weeks ago, Apple released the HomeKit: A complete set of “home automation” devices that when combined, become the brain of your home.
Sharing with you how the Nest Thermostat is impacting our energy savings! Around the office, we all have a Nest thermostat installed at home. We saved 31 hours of energy this past month. Learn more about this great conservation tool that tracks your consumption and cheers you on for saving money and energy.
We love Nest. Their products aren’t just cool pieces of technology – they’re designed to keep you safe. In addition to intelligent climate control, Nest Products are designed to alert you and your family when carbon monoxide levels reach unhealthy levels, or of a fire. People frequently don’t realize the Nest Thermostat and the Nest Protect (a carbon monoxide and smoke detector) are a match made in heaven (when it comes to home air safety).
Headed out to enjoy the scenic Northern California coastline? Taking a week off to go camping in the Sierra Nevadas? No matter where you’re headed for vacation, leaving home can be a hectic process. Managing your home’s energy while you’re away often gets left out of vacation planning. What people often don’t realize is going away can be a great opportunity to save energy with a couple, simple steps.
Set yourself on the path to energy efficiency by gaining control of your heating and cooling with a Nest Thermostat. The Nest Thermostat can help you save energy no matter what the season. It programs itself automatically, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from anywhere using your phone, tablet or laptop.
On June 27th, Apigy announced a partnership with Schlage to provide deadbolts specifically made to work with the Lockitron. One obstacle of the remote access add-on is compatibility. Although the Lockitron smart phone app provides a compatibility checker, many customers wanted an anointed dead bolt lock that would be 100% compatible.