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  6. Adding a Nest Thermostat Bot

Adding a Nest Thermostat Bot provides integration for a built-in Nest Thermostat Bot that you can use to display message notifications and execute tasks directly from the application. To use the Nest Thermostat Bot, you just need to add the Bot to your account, and then configure the settings for the Bot, such as authentication to access Nest Thermostat, and the notification messages that you want. This topic describes the Nest Thermostat built-in Bot for For more information about other Bots, see Adding Bots.

About the Bot for Nest Thermostat

DIYNestThermostatLogoNest Thermostat learns the temperatures that you like and can be controlled from your phone, laptop, or tablet. This Bot enables you to remotely change your thermostat settings, change your home or away status, and control your fan.

Integration Type Web Service – Connect to this Bot using a web service integration where polls the service for updates based on a specified interval.
Category Utilities – This Bot is available in the application in the Utilities category.

Configuring Nest Thermostat 

To configure web service tasks, you need to add the Nest Thermostat Bot from the Marketplace tab in the application, and then setup the task.
To setup a Nest Thermostat task, click Connect to Nest Thermostat, enter the Nest Thermostat URL for your company, for example,, your Nest Thermostat account ID, your password, and then press Enter.
After you are connected, you can perform tasks for Nest Thermostat directly from the application and setup message notifications to get notified in the application when an event occurs in Nest Thermostat.
The following table describes Nest Thermostat tasks that you can integrate with

Set Status In the Perform Task dialog,

  • select a Structure
  • and then, select a Status.

In a space room, you can enter the @nest setstatus  Bot command to invoke and configure this task.

Set Temperature In the Perform Task dialog,

  • select a Thermostat
  • and then, enter a Temperature.

In a space room, you can enter the @nest settemp Bot command to invoke and configure this task.

Turn on the Fan In the Perform Task dialog, select a Thermostat.
In a space room, you can enter the @nest turnn_on_the_fan Bot command to invoke and configure this task.

You can setup message notifications to your account using a Nest Thermostat web service. Click , click Get notified when…, and then click one of the following Nest Thermostat web services described in the following table.

Away Notification In the Setup Task dialog,

  • select a Structure
  • optionally customize the Task Name 
  • optionally customize the Short Description
  • enable or disable Mute task notifications
  • and then, optionally customize the interval for message notifications in the Check for updates… section
Temperature Notification In the Setup Task dialog,

  • select a Thermostat
  • optionally customize the Task Name
  • optionally customize the Short Description
  • enable or disable Mute task notifications
  • and then, optionally customize the interval for message notifications in the Check for updates… section

Next Steps

After Nest Thermostat is configured as web service, when any of the events occur in Nest Thermostat, a message is displayed on the Bots tab in the Messages section for the account.