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Shady Hamilton

How to Connect Nest Thermostat

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Dear All,

 

This is my First topic here, i am moving from Vera to Fibaro, I always wondered which one is the better controller, so I have to have hands on i guess to know which one is the better...

My first issue is my Nest Thermostat controllers, i have two of them, i read around the forum that there used to be a plug in but it is stopped by Fibaro to be updated or something, and I contacted Fibaro support, they said they are not going to work on the Nest plug-in because they are working on their own thermostat, so they don't want to support Nest in a way....

 

so my question is, since Nest is one of the most popular thermostat controller, did anybody find a way to connect Nest thermstat to Fibaro HC2 please?

 

Many thanks,


Shady

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The only way to connect your Nest is programming in LUA and using api. The plugin is disabled and Fibaro doesn’t want to support it anymore. They only support their own thermostats.

 

 

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  • I found something through IFTTT but only to send commands to the nest, no reporting back. Do you know something better please? 

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    @Shady Hamilton , I checked the conversation.

    I apologize, because apparently there was a little misunderstanding. The plugin for NEST will be eventually reintroduced, however, we do not know when. The engineer meant that we do not have a workaround for this solution and at the moment we are not working on one (still meaning the workaround). We have our Heat Controller and we will be still improving it so that we will be able to provide the best heating control devices :)

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    Hi T.Konopka,

     

    I am using the Home Center since 10 days or so, I am still new and discovering my way around. as i said, i am a Vera user, and i want to compare both products.

     

    so far, it seems that the HC2 is a very nice product and is more powerful than Vera on the Zwave front (most my products are Firbaro products), it is very easy to use and to configure.

    the downside of HC2 till now is the support for the third party products, to give you an example with the things i have:

     

    Nest has full support on Vera plus, you can control everything and read temp and humidity, while in HC2 there is no support whatsoever 

    Harmony is fully supported on Vera plus, you can control activities and devices. Harmony also report back so you can see which activity is on, while in HC2 you can send commands only, but you can't see what is happening

    Amazon Alexa is almost the same on both platforms, however it is much faster with Vera, with the HC2 it take some time till the command is executed

    [Edited]  I forgot the Philips Hue, on Vera, again it is full control, you can deal with the bulbs like normal lights, and you can trigger scenes directly, while in HC2 it is much reduced functionality.

     

    so for me it seems the majority of work is being spent on the device itself but not on the integration with other brands which sometime might be a problem. I hope we will have the proper Nest and Harmony plugins soon as these are very popular and a lot of people are missing on working them from the nice HC2

     

    Cheers,

     

    Shady

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    58 minutes ago, Shady Hamilton said:

    Hi T.Konopka,

     

    I am using the Home Center since 10 days or so, I am still new and discovering my way around. as i said, i am a Vera user, and i want to compare both products.

     

    so far, it seems that the HC2 is a very nice product and is more powerful than Vera on the Zwave front (most my products are Firbaro products), it is very easy to use and to configure.

    the downside of HC2 till now is the support for the third party products, to give you an example with the things i have:

     

    Nest has full support on Vera plus, you can control everything and read temp and humidity, while in HC2 there is no support whatsoever 

    Harmony is fully supported on Vera plus, you can control activities and devices. Harmony also report back so you can see which activity is on, while in HC2 you can send commands only, but you can't see what is happening

    Amazon Alexa is almost the same on both platforms, however it is much faster with Vera, with the HC2 it take some time till the command is executed

     

    so for me it seems the majority of work is being spent on the device itself but not on the integration with other brands which sometime might be a problem. I hope we will have the proper Nest and Harmony plugins soon as these are very popular and a lot of people are missing on working them from the nice HC2

     

    Cheers,

     

    Shady

     

    +1

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