Nest Labs announced today that Control4, Crestron, Dropcam, Remote Technologies Incorporated, and Universal Remote Control are now compatible with its line of products. The "Works with Nest" developer program facilitating the integration was announced in 2013, along with the company's partnership with Control4. "Professional installers are a key market partner for Nest and we’re committed to enabling our products to connect with the home automation systems they trust and install every day," said Nest founder Matt Rogers.
"Professional installers are a key market partner for Nest."
Acquired by the Google-owned company for $555 million earlier this year, Dropcam's cameras can now record and save video clips when triggered by Nest's Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm, all without requiring a subscription to its Cloud Recording service. Additionally, Dropcam will automatically enable motion alerts if Nest's Learning Thermostat is set to Away.
The announcement comes on the eve of Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch event that is scheduled to kick off at 1PM ET tomorrow. During this time, we expect to learn more about the company's HomeKit home automation plans for the iPhone and how they might rival Google's Nest, which is currently not included as a featured partner.