The Nest Protect is a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that speaks in a calm human voice to warn homeowners of smoke or carbon dioxide in a room before turning on a loud, annoying alarm. Users can also wave their hand two to eight feet away from the Nest Protect to silence the alarm if it’s a simple matter of burnt toast. The device will also send a message to your phone if its batteries are running low, and it works in tandem with the Nest Thermostat to turn off a gas furnace if the Protect detects carbon monoxide or help manage your home’s temperature while you’re away. The Nest Protect is currently available to pre-order online at Nest’s website.
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