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Old 05-10-2019, 08:39 PM   #1
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Add light switch(es) to existing Nest system


Hi, I have a Nest system with several items on it, and would like to add one or a few light switches that I can control from within the Nest app. I only need basic controls like on-off; dimming would be nice. I don't need hue control or fancier features.

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I picked up a Belkin WeMo swicht from Home Depot which is advertised as "works with Nest" but I don't find a way ton include into the Nest ecosystem. There is something about WeMo controlling the Nest thermostat but I want the other way around, and I don't want to use yet another app just for the lights.



Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks.
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These pages might be relevant to your device selection. It was announced yesterday.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/9/18...gration-report

https://www.gearbrain.com/lutron-nes...34006.amp.html
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These pages might be relevant to your device selection. It was announced yesterday.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/9/18...gration-report

https://www.gearbrain.com/lutron-nes...34006.amp.html

Yeah, heard about that, and is disheartening. If I were starting now, I would not get Nest, or anything from Google or with Amazon Alexa. I got a Nest thermostat in 2012 and loved it, then a second. Plus 4 cameras, 2 yale locks, door chime. They work well and I love the design, yet would do anything to stay away from Google. Hope to keep the current system, as I have a couple of thousands into it.



Seems like the light thing will not work out. Will wait for some standard to emerge and rethink the whole home automation thing.
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These pages might be relevant to your device selection. It was announced yesterday.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/9/18...gration-report

https://www.gearbrain.com/lutron-nes...34006.amp.html

I read that yesterday myself. I've got two of the outdoor Nest cameras and am a bit disappointed that Google is going to be supporting these things soon.
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