Google Nest Hub Max Not Really ‘Interoperable’ with other Thread Home Automation Devices

As first consumer device ‘Built on Thread’, new Google/Nest smart display will be “compatible” with other compliant products, but that doesn’t mean they’ll interoperate in one smart-home ecosystem.

Oct 09, 2019

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE – No Network Needed*

If you guessed Google's first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave ... you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

Oct 09, 2018

Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer -- and his Nest-obsessed customers -- can't wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting t

May 01, 2018

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Mar 28, 2018

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.

Mar 21, 2018

Nest x Yale Smart Lock Hits Market

Nest x Yale Lock is first 'Works with Nest' product controllable via the Nest app. Integrates with Nest Secure.

Mar 15, 2018