Nest makes more than just smart thermostats. Nest Protect is a smart smoke and carbon monoxide alarm system which knows the difference between smoke and steam, tells you where and what the problem is while also notifying your smartphone, is easy to silence, and doesn’t start chirping in the middle of the night when the batteries are low.
Those who are vaguely familiar with the Nest Learning Thermostat may know that it is a next-generation system which can learn to program optimal, energy-saving temperatures all on its own. They may even know that it can act as the brains of a smart home system, by controlling many other types of devices designed to work with the Nest. What most people don’t know is that there’s more to Nest than just the Learning Thermostat. Nest Protect is a smart, state-of-the-art smoke and carbon monoxide detector which – unlike the white plastic “smoke detectors” which are promptly forgotten once they’re installed in your ceilings – will truly keep you and your family safe.
What Makes Nest Protect Different There are many reasons why Nest Protect is special, but let’s start with the fact that it’s built with industrial-grade smoke sensors, not the cheap ones found in $10 detectors you can pick up at the local drugstore. The Nest won’t miss any signs of real danger, but won’t go off for no reason, either; Nest Protect has an exclusive Steam Check feature that uses a humidity sensor and custom algorithms, so it knows the difference between smoke and steam coming from a boiling pot.
Almost as important is the fact that when Nest Protect senses smoke it doesn’t just start shrieking, forcing you to go running around the house to find out where (or if) there’s a problem. Instead, you’ll hear a human voice telling you what the problem is, and what room it’s in. You’ll also get an immediate alert on your smartphone (as will everyone in your family) to tell you what’s going on.
With all other smoke detectors, things don’t get right back to normal once you’ve dealt with the source of smoke – you then have to figure out how to shut the darn alarm off. With Nest Protect, you just tap the screen on your phone to silence the alarm.
When’s the last time you tested or changed the batteries in your detectors? If you’re like nine out of ten people, it was the last time your smoke detector started chirping at you – and of course, that usually happens in the middle of the night. Nest Protect doesn’t chirp; it simply sends you a phone message telling you that the batteries need changing, and with the Nest system that’s usually only required once every ten years. Nest Protect also tests itself 400 times a day, and once a month it automatically tests its audio alerts with a quiet, five-second check.
Finally, if you have a Nest thermostat (and if not, you should!) in addition to the smoke/carbon monoxide detector system, the thermostat will immediately be told to turn off the heat if there’s a problem, to prevent smoke or carbon monoxide from spreading through the heating system.
You Can’t Put a Price on Safety Unfortunately, you can’t count on cheap plastic smoke detectors to keep your family safe, especially when they’re so annoying to test and maintain that most people end up simply ignoring them. The Nest Protect system costs a little more, but is still extremely reasonably-priced – and it’s the first smoke and carbon monoxide system on the market which will do exactly what it’s supposed to: keep your home a safe environment, without being a pain to deal with.
DTV Installations is an authorized Nest dealer, so we can offer you rock-bottom prices on this system, free delivery and install it for just $99. It can also mean discounts on your home insurance. We’ll be happy to schedule a visit, to show you exactly how Nest Protect works and what it can do, with no cost and no obligation.