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[Update: fixed] Nest faces outage, users can’t remotely access thermostats and Dropcams


Update: Nest says it’s fixed the issue now.

Nest’s systems are down right now, and as a result, many users are unable to remotely login to their thermostats and Dropcams.

The company is aware of the issue on its Web and mobile apps and is working on a fix.

If you own a Nest thermostat, you can still manually adjust the temperature. However, you won’t be able to access your Dropcam online until the problem is resolved.

You can keep an eye on Nest’s progress by visiting this status page.

The outage raises questions about how companies developing IoT and connected devices think about relying on the cloud to allow users to control products.


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Published September 8, 2015 — 04:26 UTC