AMAZ­ING THINGS THAT NEST CAN DO

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Con­nect your gad­gets to boost their smarts

SMART LIGHTS

If you have Works with Nest lights in­stalled in your home, these con­nected lights will au­to­mat­i­cally turn off when you leave home and turn back on when you re­turn. This is down to Nest’s clever Home/Away As­sist func­tion that recog­nises your pres­ence us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of ac­tiv­ity sen­sors and the lo­ca­tion of your smart­phone.

EMER­GENCY NO­TI­FI­CA­TIONS

What if Nest Pro­tect reg­is­ters the pres­ence of smoke or car­bon monox­ide in your home? Not only will the alarm sound, it will also send an alert to your phone to make you aware of the im­mi­nent dan­ger, and even start record­ing on the Nest In­door Cam. If all you’ve done is burn toast, you can eas­ily dis­miss the no­ti­fi­ca­tion.

YOU HAVE THE POWER (TURNED OFF)

If you’ve for­got­ten to shut down your pow­er­sap­ping elec­tron­ics when you leave on hol­i­day you can con­tact Nest to tell your Belkin WeMo power switch to turn the power off. Or, you can tell your LIFX bulbs to turn on and off, sim­u­lat­ing some­one be­ing home to fool and de­ter any ne­far­i­ous would-be in­truder.

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