There is no other device in your home so vital yet so annoying as the humble smoke detector. You can’t really do without one but between it freaking out from a mere waft of smoke or beeping incessantly for no reason you just want to smash it. What we really need is a more chilled out detector that has the ability to judge between a slight over cooking of your burgers and a roaring house fire. Well, there is now something just like that from Nest, the folks who brought us that clever thermostat.
This system is the real savior of your sanity while still safe guarding your family. Known as Nest Protect, this device is a smoke and CO2 detector which is much more direct in its readings. If it detects smoke or increasing CO2 levels it will calmly inform you using its words rather than screaming like a demented minion. If you have the system rigged up in several rooms it will tell you that smoke has been detected in this or that room. You can then investigate and with the mere wave of a hand tell the sensor that things are fine.
The Nest Protect uses a color coded system, when it displays green lights all is well, if it turns yellow then it means something may be amiss, if it turns red then it is probably time to get the hell out. Every night this device checks its own batteries and rather than beeping over and over it will just calmly send you a message to your phone telling you that a new battery is required. This is a really cool and awesome smoke detector system which, unlike the standard systems, will not make you want to smash it.
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