October 1, 2015

Nest Opens Up Its Smart Home Technology to Other Companies

nest-weaveIn the still nascent world of smart home technology, Nest is already one of the dominant names. Today, it's growing that position even stronger, as it is expanding its Works with Nest program with Nest Weave, which gives third-party hardware makers access to many of the technologies previously reserved for Nest's own products. Specifically, Weave is a protocol that lets products communicate with each other without a Wi-Fi network or Internet connection.

Nest says that Weave offers low latency, longer ranges, better security, and less power consumption than Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, all of which are important criteria when talking about devices that are scattered throughout your home.

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