Tyco Security Products integrates with Nest

‘New experiences’ will be the result, Tyco says
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is collaborating with Nest Labs on integrations between connected home security products to create “new experiences,” according to Greg Blackett, Tyco’s strategic project marketing manager.

Blackett told Security Systems News that Tyco is participating in a “Works with Nest” program, which is designed to connect disparate devices in the home.

“Tyco partners with a wide range [of manufacturers] and Nest does offer a unique value proposition. We have similar values and a platform approach. Now what’s cool with our partnerships is we can enhance our products,” Blackett said.

“Previously, our message was around intrusion,” he said. “Now we can say you can use your phone. This new layer drives new value for our customers,” who can check on their households’ security remotely, he said.

Tyco declined to disclose details about what it’s working on with Nest, specifically with the Nest Weave program, but Blackett did say there are “multiple projects under development.”

“We are taking our strengths and enhancing them with partnerships,” including Nest, in Tyco’s expanding home automation and security and home safety realm, he said. The end user will benefit from the partnerships, he added.

“With multiple projects under development within our portfolio, we’re excited about the technological capabilities of Nest Weave as a solution for many of today’s common issues of connecting disparate devices in the home,” Mike Ryan, president of Tyco’s Security Products business unit, said in a prepared statement.

Developed by Nest and previously used in only Nest products, Nest Weave, according to the statement, is a communication protocol that lets devices talk directly to each other and to Nest products in the home. Nest Weave enables devices to communicate with over networks in the home, including Wi-Fi and Thread. Nest Weave is designed to address traditional problems with connected devices, including latency, range, security and power constraints, the statement said.