I know that I can control a Nest thermostat from a Wink Hub (and app) by "pushing" commands to the thermostat (e.g. "turn up the temperature"). However can the Wink hub be notified when the Nest thermostat detects that I'm away? I want to use the away status as a trigger for a Wink Robot (e.g. "When I'm away, turn off the lights.")

  • Both devices have several generations. Are you referring to specific versions of the Nest thermostat and the Wink Hub?
    – Helmar
    Dec 18, 2016 at 10:52
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    @Helmar I updated my original question.
    – tir38
    Dec 21, 2016 at 4:49

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Yes, apparently that's possible.

In this blog some possibilities of connecting Nest with Wink robots are described.

The first Robot, I named “Someone’s Home’. I simply chose the robot to activate when Nest Away, detects someone is home. I set the time period to anytime. Then as a result, I set the robot to alert me via email.

My second Robot was not as diabolical. . When Nest detects we are away. Wink will wait 10 minutes, then lock the door!

Thus, the Wink Hub can react to that away state of Nest.

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