Thursday, June 18, 2015

Google’s Nest Updates Products After ‘Grueling’ Year - Digits - WSJ

Final paragraphs from a Nest update

"Fadell said Nest is seeing double- and triple-digit percent increases in sales for all its devices, but added that it will take time to educate customers on the benefits of connected home devices. That’s part of the reason why Nest sold itself to Google, which has the patience and money to stick with the sector over the long term, he added.

Nest has partnerships with utilities which distribute free or lower-priced Nest thermostats and share any energy savings with customers.

Wednesday, the company unveiled partnerships with home insurers Liberty Mutual and American Family to distribute Protect smoke detectors for free to their customers. The insurers give consumers up to 5% off their annual homeowners-insurance premiums, if the devices are installed, working properly and connected to Wi-Fi."
Google’s Nest Updates Products After ‘Grueling’ Year - Digits - WSJ
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