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LiftMaster MyQ home automation platform now “Works with Nest”, triggers thermostat when garage door opens


Following the announcement that Google will open up its Nest smart thermostat to third-party app developers interested in integrating with the platform, LiftMaster’s MyQ® technology announced at Google I/O today its now an official “Works with Nest” product. That means users of LiftMaster hardware and the MyQ home automation mobile app for Android and iOS will be able to automatically trigger Nest. Imagine Nest automatically switching to Away mode when closing your garage door (LiftMaster makes garage door opener hardware and software) and it switching back to Home mode when opening the door:

In working with Nest, LiftMaster customers will be able to easily and quickly set their Nest Learning Thermostats to Away mode when closing the garage door as they leave home and switch back to Home mode when opening garage doors upon returning home –making it easier for them to avoid wasting energy heating or cooling an empty home. In addition, our customers will be able to view their home temperature by accessing Nest directly from the MyQ app.

The company sells a number of garage door opener products that work with its mobile app and its MyQ technology is integrated into many Chamberlain garage door openers sold in stores. Full press release below:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.