LIFX

LIFX makes Wi-Fi-enabled, multi-colored LED light bulbs that work with every Nest product to automatically create a brilliantly connected home.

How LIFX works with Nest

  • LIFX will dim the lights to help people save energy when Nest senses that nobody’s home.
  • When Nest Cam senses motion or sound and the house is empty, LIFX lights can turn on one by one to scare off intruders.
  • When Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide, LIFX lights blink red to alert homeowners, then switch to full brightness for emergency illumination.
  • Some customers can earn money by using less energy when everyone else uses more. During those times, LIFX lights can blink a specified color to alert homeowners that it’s time to save.

What permissions LIFX uses

  • Away read—See when the home is set to Away.
  • Camera read—See the camera's settings and when it detects sound or motion.
  • Energy read—See that the home is enrolled in Rush Hour Rewards and see Rush Hour start and end times.
  • Smoke+CO alarm read—See the Nest Protect's smoke, carbon monoxide, and battery info.

SkyBell

The SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell lets people remotely see, hear, and speak to visitors at the door. When someone presses the SkyBell HD button, homeowners get an alert and can talk back from their iOS or Android app.

How Skybell HD works with Nest

  • LIFX will dim the lights to help people save energy when Nest senses that nobody’s home.
  • If Nest Protect detects smoke or carbon monoxide, the SkyBell HD LED lights change to show anyone approaching the home that something’s going on inside.
  • If Nest Cam senses motion or sound when the house is empty, SkyBell automatically starts recording live video at the front door.

What permissions Skybell HD uses

  • Away read—See when the home is set to Away.
  • Camera read—See the camera's settings and when it detects sound or motion.
  • Camera read + images—See the camera's settings and show pictures or video when there's sound or motion.
  • Smoke+CO alarm read—See the Nest Protect's smoke, carbon monoxide, and battery info.

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