Wemo Smart Home Platform Connects With Nest

Wemo, a smart home platform from Belkin International, will now integrate with Nest, enabling all Wemo switch products to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat.

With the new integration, users have the ability to create and maintain a comfortable, safe and energy efficient home, the company said. Through the integration, any device connected to a Wemo switch can turn on or off when the Nest thermostat is in home or away mode. For example, a fan can turn on automatically when Nest goes into away mode so that air continues to circulate and keep the house cool without wasting excess energy. The service can also work with appliances such as heaters, irons and hair straighteners, which will turn off automatically upon leaving, noted the company.

Wemo users can also control basic functions of their Nest thermostat directly through the Wemo app, eliminating the need to switch back and forth between apps. Basic features include checking the thermostat’s status, viewing the current temperature and humidity, changing the home or away mode and setting the target temperature.

“We’re thrilled to join the Works with Nest program, as it opens up a new world of convenience and comfort to Wemo users,” said Peter Taylor, vp/products for Wemo. “Going beyond remote control, smart timers and voice control, working with Nest makes life easier because your house can automatically welcome you home, or make sure everything is safely turned off when you leave.”