Nest redesigns a necessary household evil: the smoke detector

The Nest Protect: a speaker, a lighted ring, and a giant button. Nest The designers of the Nest “learning” thermostat plan to improve another chronically annoying household device: the smoke and carbon monoxide detector. The company’s new “Nest Protect” can be controlled via a mobile app and, most importantly, features a giant, lighted  button that will immediately cancel any alarms. According to Nest, the Protect has one sensor each for heat, light, carbon monoxide, and smoke; it can also sense movement and ultrasonic signals. In addition to an audible alarm, a lighted ring on the device will change color to alert users about household dangers. A set of Protects networked together can even help determine in which room a problem is occurring, and the lighted ring on the device is bright enough that it can light a dark room if it senses a person walking past. Both the mobile app and the company’s website can alert a Nest Protect owner when the battery in a Protect is low, a fact the device will also communicate several times via a spoken voice (i.e., no chirps). Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments    

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