The company that made its mark with the innovative Next thermostat has launched Nest Protect smoke alarm ($129), a “smart” smoke alarm.
Here’s what makes Nest Protect different from regular smoke alarms:
- Silence alarms with a wave – No more swinging with at your smoke alarm with brooms or towels. A wave of your hand is all it takes.
- Alert before alarm – A friendly alert lets you handle burning toast before a piercing alarm goes off.
- Phone updates – Nest Protect sends a message to your phone if the alarm goes off or if batteries run low, without those annoying low-battery chirps.
In addition to an alarm sound, Nest Protect speaks to you with a human voice. Watch this company video: