NEST Home - Production Version

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Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:05 pm
mdlallemont offline
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Re: NEST Home - Production Version

I also just created a Homebridge instance on my server then added the Homebridge-nest plugin. It works great in Apple Home, but Indigo can't see it. I've often wondered why the Homebridge plugin in indigo doesn't go both ways and see HomeKit devices instead of just exposing Indigo devices to HomeKit.

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Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:48 pm
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Re: NEST Home - Production Version

mdlallemont wrote:
I also just created a Homebridge instance on my server then added the Homebridge-nest plugin. It works great in Apple Home, but Indigo can't see it. I've often wondered why the Homebridge plugin in indigo doesn't go both ways and see HomeKit devices instead of just exposing Indigo devices to HomeKit.
I wonder the same and that would be great so all automations are siting in Indigo.


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Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:04 am
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Re: NEST Home - Production Version

Sierra wrote:
mdlallemont wrote:
I also just created a Homebridge instance on my server then added the Homebridge-nest plugin. It works great in Apple Home, but Indigo can't see it. I've often wondered why the Homebridge plugin in indigo doesn't go both ways and see HomeKit devices instead of just exposing Indigo devices to HomeKit.
I wonder the same and that would be great so all automations are siting in Indigo.


Because control of HomeKit devices is tightly controlled by Apple (for "security" purposes). The opensource project that HomeKit Bridge is based on pretends to be hardware that bridges other technologies to HomeKit, but that bridge is one-way (again, it's a design decision by Apple). It doesn't allow stuff on the other side of the bridge to control HomeKit native devices, just the other way around.

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