Device Access enables access, control, and management of Nest devices within partner apps, solutions, and smart home ecosystems, using the Smart Device Management (SDM) API.

Supported devices

Read state and change thermostat modes and setpoints.
Access camera livestreams and camera events.
Know when the doorbell is pressed and see the related camera snapshot.
Access camera features of the display, such as livestreams and camera events.
Commercial offerings

How partners are using Device Access


Home or away, you're in control.

Set the perfect temperature, illuminate lights, even unlock doors, all before you walk in the front door. With the Control4 App, total control of your home's Nest Thermostat—and plenty of other smart devices!—is always in the palm of your hand.

Receive doorbell notifications from the comfort of your couch.

When your Nest Hello Doorbell is pressed, your DISH Hopper displays an on-screen notification with an image of who is at the door. Now you can choose if it's worth interrupting your entertainment experience to answer the door.

Make your home even smarter.

Your Nest Thermostat helps you save energy and money. Do even more by connecting it to the Vivint Smart Home app for an all-in-one experience.