Tag Archive: Nest


Nest x Yale Smart Lock review: Buggy, but wonderfully convenient and secure

Security is a funny thing; it’s this illusion we all indulge in, telling ourselves our homes are safe because we secure the main point of entry – the front door. In reality, unless you’ve painstakingly and expensively alarmed and reinforced every single point of entry in your home – effectively existing in a leaden box –  your home isn’t safe. Every window can be broken with the smallest of stones, your garage door opener easily spoofed, your deadbolt easily picked.  [Read More…]

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam: Which is the better connected camera?

These two cameras each offer a turn-key video surveillance solution, but which is better for you?

Nest and Amazon are both very recognizable names when it comes to gadgetry we have in and around our homes. Both companies also offer easy to use security cameras that allow you to place them and walk away — there’s no integration into any sort of hub or controller needed. That, along with other consumer-friendly features make both the Nest Cam  [Read More…]

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam IQ: Is Nest’s best worth three times as much?

AI features are great, but a low price can be even better.

It seems like every brand is trying its hand at the connected security camera game these days, from longtime accessory brands like Belkin and Logitech to more smart home-focused companies like Nest, and now even Amazon. The new Amazon Cloud Cam offers many of the same features you’ll find on industry-leading smart cameras, all at a much more affordable price.

At just $ 119.99, the  [Read More…]

Nest has slashed its Secure alarm system pricing by $100, now starting at $399

A new permanent price.

Nest has just announced a $ 100 price reduction of the Nest Secure, the company’s home security system. The original retail price was $ 499, and we rarely saw it drop from that price. It will now sell for $ 399, and this discount is already available at a few different retailers. You can pick up the kit from Nest directly, Best Buy, and B&H. To sweeten the deal even further, B&H is  [Read More…]

Save $100 on the Nest Secure wireless alarm system for today only

Grab it now!

Home Depot currently has the Nest Secure wireless alarm system available for just $ 399, which is a savings of $ 100. It still sells for its full price everywhere else, including Best Buy and from Nest itself. The kit comes with 1 Nest Guard, 2 Nest Detects, 2 Nest Tags. The keypad can be armed and disarmed in a number of ways, including from your home or using the app from anywhere in  [Read More…]

How To Save Money With Nest Rush Hour Rewards

Get paid by your energy company by letting Nest manage your temps during high-usage times.

Heating and cooling both pose a significant cost to homeowners every year. A great way to cut down on those costs is by using a smart thermostat like a Nest that can keep a tight schedule that matches yours or even build one around your life with its learning features. You can add to those savings by signing up for Nest Rush  [Read More…]

ecobee4 vs. Nest: Which smart thermostat should you buy?

Should you buy the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat or the Nest Learning Thermostat? This guide can help you decide!

Upgrading to a smart thermostat is a great idea! It can save you money, it can help the environment, and it can be fun to add another smart gadget to your home.

6 Ways Investing in a Smart Home Can Save You Money

There are several smart thermostats on the market, but most people seem to seek out help  [Read More…]

How Philips Hue lights work with Nest

Philips Hue color ($ 45 at Amazon) and Nest Cam IQ indoor ($ 299 at Nest).

Very well, thank you very much.

Three little letters that may well be one of the most important parts of the Internet: A, and P, and I.

An API is an application programming interface. And in a nutshell it’s what lets one thing talk to another when the two comes from different owners or different families. It’s what lets Amazon  [Read More…]

The 3rd-gen Nest Learning Smart Thermostat is down to just $200

Adjust the temp without getting up.

The Nest Thermostat 3rd generation is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon. Outside of eBay’s last site-wide sale, this is one of the Nest’s lowest prices. It regularly sells for as much as $ 250, and right now the other colors are selling around $ 230.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is full of Smart features to help make your home more energy efficient. It can learn your habits and save you  [Read More…]

Nest Secure can now be armed using Google Assistant

Available as part of the latest Nest Secure software update.

Google and Nest products have always worked well together, and now that Nest is part of Google’s hardware division, that point should be even more prevalent going forward. Most recently, Nest finally added Google Assistant integration for its Nest Secure home security system.

This functionality is available as part of an update to Nest Secure itself, and the next time you open the Nest app you should  [Read More…]