- The new Nest Protect has been redesigned from the inside out. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to a decade. It’s also the first home alarm you can hush from your phone without any extra hardware required. And just like the original Nest Protect, it tells you what’s wrong and can even alert your phone.
- Nest Protect has a friendly human voice that gives you an early warning. That way you can handle burning toast before it becomes a burning toaster.
- When one speaks, they all speak. So the alarm in your bedroom can tell you there’s smoke downstairs.
- Hush alarms with your phone, not your dish towel. If everything’s under control and there’s only a little smoke, quiet down the alarm from the Nest app.
- Everyone in your family can know what’s going on, from anywhere. When something’s wrong, Nest Protect sends everyone an alert in case no one’s home.
- Tired of getting woken up at 2am by your smoke alarm? Long before it has to chirp, Nest Protect tells you its batteries are running low with a message on your phone. And don’t worry, that won’t happen for years.
- Test all your alarms with a tap. And once the test is done, you’ll get a full report.
- Everyone in the family can have their own Nest Account. No more sharing a login. You can all use your phone to hush and test alarms. And you’ll all get alerts on your phone if something’s wrong at home.
- The foam and particle board in much of today’s furniture make fires burn faster. Technology should keep up. The new Split-Spectrum Sensor uses two wavelengths of light to detect smoke from both fast-burning and smoldering fires.
- You’re supposed to test smoke alarms monthly. But 9 out of 10 people don’t. So Nest Protect checks its batteries and sensors over 400 times a day. And it’s the first alarm that uses Sound Check to quietly test its speaker and horn once a month.
- If you need a glass of milk in the middle of the night, the new Nest Protect lights up as you walk underneath it. Pathlight is one of our customers’ favorite features so we made it better and brighter.
- Has your alarm ever yelled at you for taking a shower? Nest Protect is the only alarm with Steam Check. It uses custom algorithms and a humidity sensor to look for steam, so you can enjoy a nice, quiet shower.
- No one should be woken up by a low-battery chirp at 2am. When you turn off the lights, look for a quick green glow. That’s our Nightly Promise. It means all your Nest Protects have tested themselves, the batteries are good, and there won’t be any chirps. Sweet dreams.
- Heating systems can cause carbon monoxide leaks or spread smoke through your home in a fire. In an emergency, Nest Protect tells your Nest Thermostat to turn off the heat to keep the danger from spreading.
- If your Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide, Nest Cam will automatically record a clip so you can go back and see what happened.
- There are a lot of products that work with Nest. Connect your Philips Hue lights to Nest Protect and they can flash on and off to help get your attention when the alarm goes off.
First, you will want a Nest Thermostat installed to reap the “smart” benefits of Nest Protect. Scan the feature list above to see what I mean…lots of smartness. The second thing is to purchase the 2nd Gen or later Nest Protect. The 1st Gen had some issues. Nest Protect comes in 2 versions – wired with battery backup, and battery only. You could spend the extra cash and replace all your current home smoke alarms with these. For me, I am leaving the existing ceiling smoke alarms and getting battery only versions of Nest Protect. That way I can place them wherever I choose, and take them with me when I move. Either way, wired or just battery versions both require batteries. The existing smoke alarms will be enough backup.
Having the ability to use my phone app anywhere to control or monitor my home is invaluable.
My approach will be to first extend my smart home motion and light sensors built in to Nest Protest to areas my smart thermostat is not. They are wifi connected to the Nest Thermostat so they will act as unified speakers for the Nest smart home system notifications – not just smoke alarms. As you are walking down main hallways or main rooms, the Nest Protect pathlights will automatically turn on…excellent night lights or well lit escape routes. Eventually, I will add them in the bedrooms. And being connected to the Nest Thermostat, it is nice to know the furnace will be automatically turned off in case of a fire. Plus, as with all Nest products, having the ability to use my phone app anywhere to control or monitor my home is invaluable.
Nest Protect 2nd Gen has finally got it right. A necessary addition to the Nest smart home product line. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide sensors plus tons of smart features.