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- Get alerts on your phone. Nest Protect sends you a message when there’s a problem or the batteries run low.
- Every second counts. The Split-Spectrum Sensor looks for both fast and slow burning fires.
- Tells you what and where. Nest Protect speaks up if there’s smoke or CO and tells you where it is, so you know what to do.
- Hush from the Nest app. Just burned the popcorn? Quiet the false alarm with your phone, not your dish towel.
- Sees the CO you can’t. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, poisonous gas. Nest Protect tells you where it’s hiding.
- 10-year life span. Nest Protect’s long-lasting sensors keep you safe and sound for up to a decade.
- A light in the dark. Usually Nest Protect has its light turned off, but when you walk underneath it, Pathlight can light your way.
There’s never been a smoke and CO alarm quite like this. Nest Protect looks for fast-burning fires, smoldering fires, and carbon monoxide.
It also speaks up when there’s a problem, can be hushed from your phone, and it will even message your phone in case you’re not home.
Q: Do you need one per room?
A: We use a combination of basic (Kidde) smoke detectors in rooms, along with Nest Protects in central areas. We have one Nest Protect outside the bedrooms, one near the kitchen, and another near our furnace mainly so that we're covered from a carbon monoxide standpoint as well.submitted byVin - 6 years ago
A: It depends on your home and room layout and the fire code where you live. Generally, they are placed in bedrooms and near a kitchen plus in other enclosed rooms or areas. I have a condo and the living room and kitchen areas are open so only one is needed based on code where I live plus in each bedroom. That could vary based on your city or state - Google fire code for smoke detectors where you like and it should tell you the requirements.submitted byDoug - 6 years ago
Q: Can I use a Nest Protect in my house if I don't have any other Nest items?
A: The answer to the above question is YES. I found that I grew to like the first detector I installed, so now, I have multiple ones covering each floor and have installed a thermostat as well.submitted byGeorge - 6 years ago
A: Yes. I have a nest protect and it is my only nest product. You can only link to your home network via an app on your phone so keep that in mind.submitted byanswers09 - 7 years ago
Q: does the Nest Protect require a subscription service like the nest cam's?
A: There is no subscription required or offered for the Nest Protect.submitted byNest Support - 5 years agoBrand expert
Q: Does your home have to have wifi to work? Also, why does the box say 'wired' but then it says it does not have to be wired? Confused about this product.
A: If you don't have WiFi, you would miss out on many key features in the Nest Protect including alerts or controlling the Nest on your cell phone(s), updates, and more. If you don't have WiFi, purchasing another brand of detector without those capabilities would be less expensive. "Wired" in the example on the box doesn't have anything to do with internet network connectivity (WiFi), it is the electrical connection. There are two options: Wired, which connected to the home's electrical wiring (if that spot is hard wired for the detector) or Battery, which has a replaceable battery and does not required a wired electrical connection.submitted byDoug - 6 years ago