How to Build a Smart Home Automation System Using Nest
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How to Build a Smart Home Automation System Using Nest

A-to-Z guide to building your smart home automation & Internet of Things system from scratch using Nest products.
3.0 (11 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
122 students enrolled
Created by Gerard ODriscoll
Last updated 8/2015
English
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to design and build out your smart home from scratch using Nest home automation products
  • Scope, plan and Add Nest smart learning thermostats, smart fire & CO monoxide detectors and security cameras to your family home.
  • Understand how to how to integrate Nest with dozens of other third party smart home automation devices.
  • Install a single or multiple Nest Protect smart smoke detectors
  • Improve your families security levels by installing Dropcam by Nest cameras
  • Understand how ‘Works with Nest’ home automation products can be used to expand the functionality of your smart home
  • 12 lectures and x hours of video content
  • A copy of the Nest smart home automation Handbook eBook
Requirements
  • You don't need to know anything about smart home technologies in order to take this course
  • You don't need to have any tools or equipment in order to take this course
  • No smart home products are required. However In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you have an idea of what types of home systems you intend automating
Description

In this video-based course and learn how to design and build out your smart home from scratch using Nest smart home automation products.

In the course Gerard teaches you how add Nest smart learning thermostats, smart fire & CO monoxide detectors and security cameras to your family home.

Finally we wrap up with details on how to integrate Nest with dozens of other third party smart home automation devices.

Please note that the Nest smart home platform is new and evolving. Therefore, customers who purchase the video course will receive updates to co-incide with Nest refinements taking place over the coming months and indeed years!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in setting up a smart home using Nest smart home automation products
  • Anyone who needs assistance in getting their smart home up and running
  • Electricians and alarm installers who want to start selling smart home install services
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 03:59:04
+ Introduction to Nest Thermostats
6 lectures 55:05

In this video, Gerard introduces you to Smart Homes 2.0 and the Google Nest smart home platform.

Preview 12:14

In this video, Gerard outlines why you should consider adding Nest or 'Nesty' as it is known by the kids to your home.

About Nest Learning Thermostats
08:57

As the name implies, Gerard describes the steps involved with preparing and indeed installing a smart thermostat. In the video, Gerard re-iterates his advice, that such actions should typically be carried out by a professional installer.

4 Steps to Physically Install a Nest Thermostat
05:07

In this video; Gerard demonstrates how you would go about setting up a Nest thermostat using your smartphone, tablet or indeed a PC.

Setup Your Nest Thermostat
04:46

As the name implies this video provides a description of some of the configuration options that can be setup once, Nest has been installed. Once configured correctly, a Nest learning thermostat allows you to set-up modes and schedules that match your daily lifestyle and use an App to turn the heating system ON or OFF from any part of the world!

Configure Your Nest Thermostat
13:48

The Nest Thermostat supports advanced capabilities, namely, auto away, auto schedule, time-to-temperatue, safety temperature and PIN protection. In this video lecture shows you how to use the mobile and Web app to set up these advanced safety measures.

Improve Your Nest Thermostat Experience
10:13
+ About the Nest Protect
3 lectures 28:16

This video starts with an explanation of smart smoke detectors. Key benefits of the Nest Protect and how it can be used to enhance safety levels is also covered in this video.

About Nest Protect
09:42

Setting up a Nest Protect is pretty straightforward and in this video lecture, Gerard explains all the details.

Installing & Configuring Nest Protect
09:28

This video shows you how to use the Nest App to control your new Protect. Configuring checkups, emergency shut-offs and auto away assist are all explained by Gerard in this particular lecture.

Preview 09:06
+ Nest Cam
5 lectures 53:07

In this lecture, you will learn how to plan the installation of some network camera's around the house. Additionally, Gerard provides some insight into the benefits of adding Nest Cam network cameras to your family home.

About Nest Cam
13:19

As the name suggests, this video lecture is all about unboxing your Nest Cam and getting it up and running quickly.

Installing Nest Cam
07:34

In this video Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to configure your new Nest Cam.

Nest Cam Configuration
08:11

Gerard provides an in-depth video of how to zoom your Nest Cam, share video moments and talk to your Nest Cam and set up daily schedules.

Controlling Your Nest Cam
07:40

Nest Aware is a subscription service that helps you see more and do more with Nest Cam. In this Video, Gerard shows you how to setup various Nest Aware functions such as history, activity zones, clips and timelapses.

Improve Your Nest Cam Experience
16:23
+ Growing Nest into a Complete Smart Home
3 lectures 34:36

Getting different Nest products to communicate with each other, enhances the automation capabilities of your home. In this video lecture, Gerard explains how.

Nest Products Talking With Each Other
09:04

Various types of smart home products are certified as 'Works With Nest'. Gerard identifies eight of his favorite categories and explains how you might go about integrating them with your Nest thermostat, Protect and Dropcam.

Works with Nest
23:06

In this video, Gerard talks candidly about what we can do with Nest now and what are the likely developments over the coming months and years!

Summary & Final Thoughts
02:26
+ Bonus - Nest Smart Home Automation System Handbook
1 lecture 00:00

The recently released book includes sections on Smart Home 2.0, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect, Dropcam and 'Works with Nest'.

Nest Smart Home Automation System Handbook
68 pages