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Crestron and Nest Integration

Ever thought of integrating a gorgeous Nest thermostat with a home automation system? No? Well we have, and we can tell you that it works amazingly!! Connecting your smart thermostat to your Crestron system enables you unlimited integration and tons more options then you get with Nest 'out-of-the-box'. Control your Nest by using Crestron's beautiful TSW touchscreen's, turn one up and the other automatically updates. 

The nest can be used as part of a complete smart home. Arrive home and the alarm disarms, the lights turn on, the heating turns on (nest) and the coffee machine turns on. Contact CEAV today for a free smart home consultation and see what we can do for you!!


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Apple releases WatchKit developer tools


Yesterday Apple released the first version of their development kit for the forthcoming Apple Watch. A few surprises have been noted by the first developers to get their hands on the kit. Namely the fact that the Apple Watch will simply be an external screen of sorts and your iPhone will actually take care of all the processing. Nevertheless, we can't wait to start developing on the new platform.

We have already started looking at integrating the device into Crestron and Lutron home automation systems using a custom CEAV app. We want to take advantage of the push notification abilities of the Apple watch and of your iPhone. Imagine the following.... The lamp on your projector is nearing it's end of life.... Your watch notifies you. You're at work and your intruder alarm is activated, your watch notifies you. You leave the lights on when you go out, and you guessed it, your watch notifies you!!

We can't wait to offer this level of customisation to our customers.