Nest Protect 2nd Gen Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery

March 11, 2016 - Comment

Meet the all-new Nest protect. The smoke alarm other alarms look up to. Nest protect has been redesigned from the inside out. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, can be hushed from your phone, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to 10 years. And just like the original Nest protect, it also tells you what’s

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Meet the all-new Nest protect. The smoke alarm other alarms look up to. Nest protect has been redesigned from the inside out. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, can be hushed from your phone, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to 10 years. And just like the original Nest protect, it also tells you what’s wrong and can even Alert your phone.4 out of 5 firefighters would trust Nest protect to protect their home.

Product Features

  • Sends alerts to your phone in case you aren’t home.
  • The Split-Spectrum Sensor detects fast and slow burning fires.
  • It’s the first home smoke alarm you can hush right from your phone or tablet without any extra hardware required.
  • It speaks up to tell you what’s wrong and where the problem is.
  • Keeps you safe and sound for up to 10 years. The longest time allowed by law. Please note: The Nest protect can have the alarm hushed by pushing the button as long as its not a severe alarm. If you are having a severe smoke alarm the ring will glow red and because the Protect is detecting high amounts of smoke and believes you are in danger. If you are going to stay in the area you will have to remove the Protect so it no longer detects the smoke, or remove the batteries from it to shut off the alarm. The Second Generation has a tab on the back for easy access to the batteries.

Comments

Bradley Corwin says:

So far so good I just got my Nest Protect and so far I like it. I am an owner of the Nest thermostat and I have had my eye on a Nest Protect but the first generation had mixed reviews. I live in a smaller apartment and sometimes when I cook, my old alarm would go off (I dunno why, I cook all the time, in fact I’ve got something cooking while I type this review). I’m hoping that the Protect will allow me to silence it without needing to unplug the darn thing. I also like the path lighting if you walk under it.I’ve uploaded a basic video of everything that you get and a sound test. Before you install it, scan the QR code on the bottom. I had to take mine down after I got it all situated. If you’re slightly OCD the square shape can be annoying to get leveled out on the ceiling. I got it setup and it’s now part of my home automation.Note: This is still an early review and I can’t really judge it until I’ve used it. I’ll keep updating…

J. Page says:

Installing 8 Nest Protect 2 – Wired version … in about 90 minutes. I have been eyeing the Nest Protect now since it came out about 2 years ago. Like most I simply hate my smoke detectors. Random low-battery chirping, ear piercing function test… getting up on a ladder at least twice a year to change batteries wether they need it or not… you get the idea. My smoke detectors were approaching the 10 year threshold which is the “end of life” for a smoke detector and I knew I would need to be replacing all of them.Fortunately I held off on buying the 1st generation Nest Protect… I’ve learned to be cautious about these things. After seeing some of the negative reviews around random alarm problems I intentionally delayed purchase until a 2nd generation product was available.With the new Protect 2 out and getting almost universally positive reviews, I went ahead and took the plunge following a 4 year old First Alert CO combination unit dying with 3 chirps every minute at 3:00AM. Good times.My house, like…

str8moben says:

Upgraded hardware, better software, more functionality, you can’t go wrong w/ the 2nd gen Protects! The second gen protects have thus far fixed all the issues with the first gen. I have 2 first gen protects and experienced a few minor issues, but nothing to prevent me from ordering an additional second gen protect.The size of the 2nd gen is a little smaller and more svelte than the 1st gen, overall footprint is about the same though, so don’t expect to save a lot of wall space. I have the battery alarm & it came with the necessary 6 AA batteries. One awesome new feature is the access to the batteries is so much easier. You don’t need to remove the panel anymore, it’s as simple as toggling a lock button to open the panel and change the batteries as needed.Installation was easy as with all Nest products (I had an original 1st gen thermostat and upgraded to the 2nd gen) and the 2nd gen protect was instantly added to my account with no issues, a simple qr code scan and I was up and running, basically seamless integration into my current setup.Some…

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