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Nest Is Now Compatible With IFTTT Allowing Creative Home Automation Capabilities

July 1, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

If you’re a user of IFTTT and any Nest products than you may be happy to know that Nest is now compatible with the app IFTTT, which can help make the idea of home automation more of a reality. Nest products like their smart thermostat Nest Protect smoke alarm are already great devices for what they do out of the box, but using them just became a whole lot more convenient with the automation capabilities opened up by the IFTTT support. You can for example according to Nest and illustrated on their blog where this was announced, make it so that IFTTT will allow your Nest smart thermostat to set itself to a specific temperature when you exit a certain area of your home. It stands to reason then that you can also set it up so that your Nest thermostat will set itself to a specific temperature when you enter a certain area within the home as well, like when you enter the front door as you come home from work.

There are tons of other useful things made possible by this now supported app, and many other products and services that can now be connected to your Nest through IFTTT for a more well rounded home automation setup. You can set your Nest thermostat to away for example and turn your Phillips Hue bulbs off, or set things up like getting an email sent out to you when the battery on your Nest protect is low which can remind you to swap them out at the most convenient time.

One really great example given by Nest is to have a text message sent to your neighbor when the Nest Protect detects that there is a smoke alarm emergency within your home, which is a great little safety feature that could help you avoid any fire related emergencies. Really the possibilities could be endless with how many home automated products and services are now compatible with each other through Nest and IFTTT, your imagination is your only limit for the most part. There are tons of imaginative new ways for you to set up automation through Nest and IFTTT, and if you wanted some more ideas, Nest has a handy set of “recipes” as they call them through the link on their post about the apps compatibility with their products which you can find through the source link below.