Forgive my lack of technological knowledge. With the new EDGE Driver system is it possible now to create a driver to connect the Nest Protects to Smartthings? I’m thinking of automations using the motion sensors in the Nest Protects or turning off HVAC if smoke or CO alarms are triggered, etc. I didn’t know if the knew EDGE world opens up possibilities that didn’t exist before.
Edge drivers can only be used for devices that can be onboarded onto a smartthings hub. Some nest devices can be intergrated into smartthings via cloud intergration such as cameras and thermostats but the nest protects have not been included by google in this cloud intergration.
Thank you for the explanation!
While true that Edge drivers are meant to be installed and run on a hub, there are Edge drivers that support LAN integrations such as the Sonos driver that go beyond the Zigbee/Z-Wave that is traditionally associated with a ST hub. It’s really a question of what kind of APIs does a device expose (and document well enough) that can be used to manage the device(s). For example, there is an Edge driver that can wake up a computer on your local network. We’ve also seen Edge drivers that can be used in conjunction with a proxy server to manage/access services and APIs that are outside of the local ST and LAN environments.
So, I would say that if Nest exposed APIs and webhooks that were accessible to your ST hub, yes Edge could make it possible to utilize them as you suggest. Do they? I haven’t spent any time looking into it.
As someone with ABSOLUTELY no coding experience or even much computer knowledge, my answer is I have no clue. I’m a ST hobbyist at best. But, I’m going to guess they don’t as I imagine someone would have already created an edge driver if they did given the popularity of the device.
There is a cloud API if you have updated to the newer versions Google ID which people have used to build a HomeBridge plug-in. But since it isn’t a connection over the local LAN, you would have to have a separate device acting as a server to get to it. Not impossible, but I haven’t seen anybody do it yet.
Here are the notes on one homebridge plug-in, where you can see the authorizations required.