|The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm quiets down with a wave and sends notifications to your phone if an alarm goes off or its batteries are low. No more waking up at 2am to low-battery chirps that could be coming from anywhere. Make sure you have the right Nest Protect for your home — Battery or Wired 120V. Just check whether your current smoke alarm is connected to wires in your wall or ceiling.|
The new smoke detector, called Nest Protect, come with sensors to monitor smoke, heat and CO. It will connect to other Nest Protect detectors you have in the home as well as allow you to regularly check up on it via the Nest app, already being used by Nest heating users, on the iPhone.
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Nest is back..! The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is a big change from the Nest Learning Thermostat, which invites constant interest — not only does it light up automatically when you approach it, but it turns saving energy into a little game by displaying a leaf icon when you pick an optimal setting.
In an attempt to offer something beyond what your average £30 detector already does, Nest is hoping that would-be customers will be enticed by a number of intelligent features including the detector telling you verbally there is a fire rather than just sounding an annoying alarm.
Nest also says that because all the Protect detectors are connected via their own mesh network in your house rather than using your Wi-Fi, if an alarm is triggered in one room, all detectors will sound to tell you where the trouble is.
In addition to an alarm sound, Nest Protect speaks to you with a human voice. It tells you what the problem is and what room it's in. And if you have more than one Nest Protect, they connect so they can speak up at the same time even if Wi-Fi is down.
Under all of its modern technology, Nest also made sure the Protect is a high-quality smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.
Nest Protect is powered by two processors, one of which is dedicated to the safety features, while the other handles the more complex stuff, like voice alerts and recognizing your waving gesture to hush it. While it typically gets connected with your Wi-Fi network, multiple Nest Protect units also form a mesh network to stay connected if your Wi-Fi goes down.
Nest plans to sell the new Nest Protect from 15 November once it has passed the regulatory fire safety standards in the US and UK. It will be available in two versions – wired (230V) and battery-powered and come in white and black.
It can be preordered today here.