Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector

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October 8, 2013
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  Nest Labs's newest product is Nest Protect, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector retailing for $129. (Find it on Amazon.com and in Home Depot, Best Buy, and Apple stores.) Much like the comany's thermostat, the device seeks to improve upon technology and present it in a visually appealing package. (Some say it looks like an Apple TV or AirPort.)

    Nest Labs's newest product is Nest Protect, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector retailing for $129. (Find it on Amazon.com and in Home Depot, Best Buy, and Apple stores.) Much like the comany's thermostat, the device seeks to improve upon technology and present it in a visually appealing package. (Some say it looks like an Apple TV or AirPort.)

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  The detector uses visual queues instead of only noise to alert you of problems. When the light in the center is green, everything is normal. When there's a problem, the device turns red (shown above) and issues a vocal alert as to where and what the problem is (ie. "smoke in the living room") and can operate in English and Spanish. If the light is yellow, that means attention is needed, such as replacing a battery. Watch the video for an overview of the features:  

    The detector uses visual queues instead of only noise to alert you of problems. When the light in the center is green, everything is normal. When there's a problem, the device turns red (shown above) and issues a vocal alert as to where and what the problem is (ie. "smoke in the living room") and can operate in English and Spanish. If the light is yellow, that means attention is needed, such as replacing a battery.

    Watch the video for an overview of the features:

     

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  If Nest Protect detects something but there isn't an emergency (such smoke coming from cooking), it can be silenced with the wave of a hand.

    If Nest Protect detects something but there isn't an emergency (such smoke coming from cooking), it can be silenced with the wave of a hand.

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  A mobile app connects with the detector to alert you of emergencies if you're away from home.

    A mobile app connects with the detector to alert you of emergencies if you're away from home.

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  In addition to sensing smoke, carbon monoxide, heat, and motion, Nest Protect detects light and illuminates if you walk under it at night.

    In addition to sensing smoke, carbon monoxide, heat, and motion, Nest Protect detects light and illuminates if you walk under it at night.

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  The product also comes in a black version (only available on nest.com). Visit nest.com for more information on Nest Protect.

    The product also comes in a black version (only available on nest.com).

    Visit nest.com for more information on Nest Protect.

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