During this time, Nest developed an API and allowed others to develop integrations for the Nest products. Since then, little has happened with Nest, but a few weeks ago, Google Announced it will be stopping Nest integration and incorporating it with Google Home. This effectively means to end of the current Nest Ecosystem.
This past weekend a major internet provider in NY and NJ went down. In some areas they are still down. This is typically a rare problem, and even rarer to occur to such large areas and cities, but the one complaint we saw the most was the people’s smart home systems were NOT functional, didn’t work, they could not interact with it, while disconnected.