AMAZING THINGS THAT NEST CAN DO
Connect your gadgets to boost their smarts
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.
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.