Latch, Google Nest to Bring Thermostats to Apartment Units

Google Nest is the newest partner in the Works with Latch program, an offering of smart home devices to create a full-building experience.

NEW YORK — Latch, a leading building management system provider, recently announced a partnership with Google Nest to incorporate security, efficiency and design to deliver a highly secured multifamily management solution to integrators and property owners.

Nest thermostats are now available to Latch customers through the Works with Latch partner program, enabling multifamily owners and operators to integrate every smart device into one platform, according to the announcement.

Using LatchOS, a full-building operating system unveiled in September, building operators can oversee every Nest thermostat in vacant residences and common areas, all in one place.

For residents, LatchOS facilitates new time-saving conveniences, from remotely controlling every smart device to enabling unattended and secure package delivery, while also acting as the single credential to unlock every door. For building operators, LatchOS is said to deliver consolidated enterprise device management and customized solutions specific to their building to increase operational efficiency and cost savings.

“We’re excited to partner with influential technology leader Google Nest because we share similar principles when it comes to product design and experience,” states Latch Co-Founder and CEO Luke Schoenfelder. “We are thrilled to bring together Nest’s iconic thermostats with our own modern access products and intuitive software for multifamily — providing premium and distinguished devices and benefits that delight both residents and building operators.”

Along with thermostats, the Google Nest product suite includes security cameras, smart displays and smart speakers. The partnership with Latch will give building owners the option to easily install and control these devices in common areas and vacant apartment units to create a more helpful living experience, the announcement states.

Google Nest is the newest partner in the Works with Latch program, an extended offering of smart home devices that go beyond access to create a smarter, more connected full-building experience, according to the company. Latch’s full building ecosystem also includes products and partnerships offering building operators and residents flexible connectivity, visitor and delivery management, smart apartment devices, video security, and workflow management solutions in addition to the company’s smart access products.

The Latch and Google Nest integration is coming to market first for property managers and residents of AvalonBay’s latest multifamily development, Kanso Twinbrook, in Rockville, Md. AvalonBay has implemented a variety of smart building and home technologies in its apartments, including smart locks for self-touring, ease of guest access and day-to-day efficiencies as well as smart thermostats for residents’ energy savings and enhanced building maintenance.

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