Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Cool new Nest Thermostat
#1
I hope they come out with a API for this cool new Thermostat.
It was created by former Apple employees.
http://www.nest.com/
_______________
Denon 3808ci, 2112ci ,Sonos, NoVo Grand Concerto, Z-Wave(Lights,Locks), Hue, SmartThings,
iPads,Tivo,Hikvision,Elk-M1,TED5000,Somfy RTS blinds+ZRTSI, Amazon Echos+Dots, Polk XRT12,
Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000, Caleo Wi-Fi Thermostats, Rainmachine
Reply
#2
My company is a dealer for them. We have installed about 10 or so to date. Very impressive, but at this point, no open to any automation connectivity. I understand it is on the list.
Thanks,
Dave Bruner
Cool
Reply
#3
Dave, any chance you can get your hands on one or two of them? they seem to be sold out everywhere...
Rob
Reply
#4
We have 8 in stock and all are sold. We just ordered another dozen. I will let you know when they arrive to see if you are interested.
Thanks,
Dave Bruner
Cool
Reply
#5
I'm pretty sure it's just json that's used for communicating with it.

Edit. Found this link. Somebody else is on to the same thing.
http://www.wiredprairie.us/blog/index.php/archives/1442

And another.
https://github.com/wiredprairie/Nest-The...DotNET-API
Reply
#6
From what I have learned, it is a modified form of Json. If anyone wants one to play with, just let me know and I will reserve one from the next shipment.

We service mostly homes that are in a summer shore resort area, so sales are just starting. We have several in my office set up on real systems for testing and I use the interface on my iPhone and iPad. Works very well. I really like the auto-anticipation feature. It learns your schedule and habits after about three weeks and learns how long it takes to warm up or cool down the home based on a combination of interior and exterior temperature, then starts modifying the program.
Thanks,
Dave Bruner
Cool
Reply
#7
I should also point out that the other thermostat that we carry is the Ecobee http://www.ecobee.com which is more sophisticated than the nest. It handles multi stage systems better, radiant systems, solar systems and so on. I actually like the interface better, however it all comes at a price. The nest is by far the coolest one on the market. I understand that they are developing some advanced nest models. We also have these available if anyone is interested.
Thanks,
Dave Bruner
Cool
Reply
#8
It looks cool and I'm sure it will be popular with the non-automation folks. But having to manually change the thermostat temps everyday until it "learns" stuff is pretty non-automation friendly. Plus the fact is that most people's routine isn't really very routine - perhaps on most work days it is, but what about weekends or holidays, or when you are away from the house on vacation, etc. There will always be exceptions to the norm. Not every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc is going to be exactly alike in real life - ever....

It is so much easier to have a fully compatible HVAC thermostat hooked into the automation system. I can create and change temps by time very easily if I desire (and I have one set up to raise the temps in the morning), but more importantly the temps are set by my alarm state. When I stay up later than normal to watch TV, or if I go to bed early because of an earlier than normal meeting the next day, the temps aren't changed based on "my normal activity", instead it changes when I arm the alarm before going to bed. Same thing about leaving the house and returning back home - the system knows the occupancy of the house and changes based on that. If I am on vacation, the system knows this and acts appropriately which means a greater variance from the normal temps since no one is home. None of that could be done effectively with that type thermostat or any other "programmable" thermostat.
Brian - a long time user that rarely messes with the system now
Other systems used:
SageTV w/ cablecard tuner & multiple extenders for viewing
BlueIris and IP cameras for CCTV
Incredible PBX for home phone
Reply
#9
Your missing the point - It is a full automation thermostat with the correct interface. All of the automatic stuff is for folks that do not have an automation system which represents 98% of the users. For us 2%, integration is very powerful.
Thanks,
Dave Bruner
Cool
Reply
#10
Well someone has to create the interface first (not just for CQC, but for any integration). Until then it isn't an integrated component.
Brian - a long time user that rarely messes with the system now
Other systems used:
SageTV w/ cablecard tuner & multiple extenders for viewing
BlueIris and IP cameras for CCTV
Incredible PBX for home phone
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Rheem Econet Thermostat support? ghurty 2 3,271 03-18-2020, 05:24 AM
Last Post: gReatAutomation
  Google is killing the Nest cloud API Dean Roddey 9 6,419 12-30-2019, 02:04 PM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  Nest ellisr63 6 4,780 12-01-2018, 04:05 PM
Last Post: ellisr63
  Nest brought back into the nest Dean Roddey 0 2,274 02-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  Nest is dead potts.mike 1 2,490 07-07-2017, 05:51 PM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  Wifi Thermostat Option NishanF 6 3,721 07-26-2016, 05:03 PM
Last Post: Deane Johnson
  Nest - Developer Program dgage 35 13,240 01-08-2015, 02:29 PM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  Automate Christmas Lights with Nest Away Feature finish.06 1 2,339 12-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Last Post: Dean Roddey
  Google aquires Nest Dean Roddey 14 7,011 01-19-2014, 03:56 PM
Last Post: DaveB
  Thermostat controlled by ISY/CQC & Elk at same time? Sendero 0 2,113 12-04-2013, 03:02 PM
Last Post: Sendero

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)