While many people are discussing new hardware, Nest has spent some time explaining how its devices work in the business launched in August with the Google Assistant app. Nest detail three new ways to use Smart Home devices of the company within an updated framework in a blog post published in the aftermath of this Google Made event.

To begin with, the company is running a new program for User Access that will allow qualified partners to request access to their Nest phones. This implementation is intended to give you another way of controlling all your own smart home devices. The API, for example, will allow you to view and control your Nest cameras using the Nest app if you have a non-Nest smart home security system to support this platform.

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According to Nest, an annual health assessment must be carried out by third parties who wish to join the programme. Nest had already provided third-party integrations in the past with its Works with Nest service, and the User Connection API has become available today as new device integrations "are coming soon." However, Device Access is the new API that these companies must use to recertify their devices.

Furthermore, your Nest devices can activate your other smart house products with the new and expanded Home Routines of the company. For example, tell your house that you have a Nest Protect. If your home is identified with smoke, one of the new Home Routines will activate your smart lights to interact and serve as a red blinking warning sign.

A less extreme example is that you will automatically turn off your Nest Thermostat by a single routine and switch off your smart lights whenever you go home. The company says that you can construct your own routines and register in the precast routines that the company has created.

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You can also use third-party routines from the second half of next year. Nest says you can add device-by-device intelligent home products into a routine. Home Routines is scheduled to launch at the start of next year. When Nest introduced the two new features, they quickly realized that they were going to do everything they could to "secure your Google data to our standards."

Nest is also working on the Device Access program for individuals if you consider yourself an intelligent home enthusiast. The program enables you to control and create private integrations and automation routines for your own nest devices.

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Nest reports the improvements made today form part of the Company's revised privacy policy in May. With every new feature, Nest acknowledges that it has tried to strike a balance with building a more open, private ecosystem. Thankfully, it will not be long before we can determine whether the project has been successful.