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A Look at the Brand New Nest Protect Smoke Detector

A Look at the Brand New Nest Protect Smoke Detector

By on Oct 11, 2013 in Gadgets

Smoke alarms need an overhaul. Though technology has moved on, smoke alarms remain stuck in an era of beige plastic, uninspired design, and the type of features that are not the least bit helpful in an actual emergency. Sure, the device helps alert homeowners to fire or carbon monoxide, but they can’t tell where and they have no time to learn more. That’s where the Nest Protect smoke detector comes in.

The Next Evolution of the Smoke Detector

The Nest Protect is a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that is vying to become a centerpiece of the connected home. Its unique features are designed to improve on older smoke detectors and give homeowners more information about potential dangers in a few ways:

  • The Nest Protect is direction-aware, and can tell homeowners which direction smoke or carbon monoxide is coming from.
  • The device is cloud-enabled, allowing data to be uploaded to the cloud and retrieved by a smartphone application.
  • Smartphone data can show battery life, eliminating the annoying beeps of a dying smoke detector from a bygone era.
  • The design is stunning in either black or white, with a small light that illuminates the home at nighttime.

A Great Replacement for Old Devices

The Nest Protect is a 21st century smoke detector for homeowners who are sick of their beige, beeping models around the home. It provides better features, better design, and better threat awareness, than virtually any other product.