Tag: Nest

Save Money with Home Assistant and Nest – An Automation Example

Save Money with Home Assistant and Nest – An Automation Example

Sometime around Home Assistant Release 0.96, my favorite Nest automation broke.  The automation, which saved me tons of money, would turn off the first floor ... Read More

How to Setup Alexa Guard Mode and ADT Pulse to monitor your Smart Home

How to Setup Alexa Guard Mode and ADT Pulse to monitor your Smart Home

I was pretty excited when they announced Amazon Guard way back in September 2018.  I’m doubly excited now that it has finally been rolled out ... Read More

Google Nest saves ‘Works with Nest’ program – sort of.

Google Nest saves ‘Works with Nest’ program – sort of.

Wow!  That was a fast response from a really large company!  The cries from below have reached the high towers of Google in regards to ... Read More

Google is shutting down the Works with Nest API.

Google is shutting down the Works with Nest API.

Announced at Google IO, GoogleNest (as it’s now called) will be shutting down the Works With Nest program in favor of the Works with Google ... Read More

PSA: Change the batteries and your passwords!

PSA: Change the batteries and your passwords!

Happy New Year Everyone! Now is the perfect time to check those Smoke Detectors and also a great time to change your passwords.  If you ... Read More

Nest announces remote temperature sensors

Nest announces remote temperature sensors

It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote a post on the basics of smart thermostats.   One of the first things I mentioned when comparing ... Read More

Smart Home Basics – Thermostats

Smart Home Basics – Thermostats

I figured I would do a quick write up on one of the easiest ways to get into the Smart Home game.  Thermostats.  Everyone has ... Read More

IOT Fun!–Interactive short film about a smart thermostat!

IOT Fun!–Interactive short film about a smart thermostat!

Here is a great little interactive film I ran across on Reddit.  It’s a choose your own adventure type movie about a Smart Thermostat.  It’s ... Read More

Smart Home Lessons from Hurricane Irma

Smart Home Lessons from Hurricane Irma

Florida is a great place.  I love living here but every so often, between September and November, it gets a bit intense.  This past week, ... Read More

My Smart Home – a LOOK at the parts that make up the sum.

My Smart Home – a LOOK at the parts that make up the sum.

I’ve put up a few posts about certain specific tech in the house <Check it out here> and some people have asked that I do ... Read More