Having a smoke and CO detector in your house isn't just a good idea, it's the law. Having a smart version of the device? That's an idea that is so obvious that it was overlooked by every major smoke detector company!
Along come the bright folks at Nest - makers of the delightfully simple Nest Learning Thermostat. Their transformation of the smoke detector includes a variety of innovations that will make you look at your ceiling and shake your head.
Start with the fact that the Nest Protect smoke and CO detector will give you a heads-up warning BEFORE it sounds the alarm. That alone is a huge improvement over the hair-raising shriek of the old technology!
How about a built-in motion detector that allows you to silence the alert with the wave of your hand? Check. No climbing on chairs or grabbing the broom from the kitchen - just a simple wave to restore order when the alarm sounds.
The best part? How about a smart phone application that will alert you when your alarm goes off. Talk about peace of mind! Now the device will not only protect you when you are home, it will protect your home when you are away! The Nest Protect is a wi-fi compatible device so when you connect it to your home network it becomes a smart appliance.
Keep your family and home safe. Working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are an important part of your essential safety equipment. Replace the batteries in your old smoke detectors regularly and add a new carbon monoxide detector if you don't already have one!