Not sure exactly what this new technology can offer you and your family? Here's what you need to know about the Nest Protect alarm.
The threat of home fires and carbon monoxide
Despite recommendations to test your smoke detectors regularly – ideally on a monthly basis – chances are that you let this maintenance task slip your mind once in a while. Similarly, many homeowners aren't diligent about making sure their carbon monoxide detectors are properly taken care of. The reason for this is that most people have a false sense of security and think a house fire or CO leak won't happen to them.
But that's not entirely true. The National Fire Prevention Association crunched the numbers and determined that on average, households experience approximately five house fires in their lifetimes. These might not be huge blazes, but even a small fire can do serious damage if you don't have the proper alarms.
As for CO leaks, a study from Nest showed that 1.4 million households in the U.S., U.K. and Canada are exposed to high CO levels each year. The risks of these problems are especially high during the colder months, when homes are closed up and running heating equipment.
Protecting your family with Nest technology
These statistics underscore the importance of having a reliable alarm system to alert your family of a fire or carbon monoxide event. Nest Protect technology offers features that take your family's protection to the next level, which is why so many people are foregoing standard alarms and choosing Nest instead.
- Tests automatically: If you're one of those people who forgets to test smoke alarms, Nest Protect is definitely for you. The technology checks its own batteries and sensors daily, and once a month, it will automatically test its speaker and alarm.
- Locates hazards: Have you ever heard a smoke alarm going off in your home, but weren't able to pinpoint which room the danger was in? Nest prevents this problem by announcing not only what the problem is, but also what room it's in.
- Syncs to your phone: Nest Protect systems are connected to your smartphone, so you'll get notifications whenever something is amok. Even better, you can silence the alarm with a single tap if you know the problem isn't serious. No more scrambling for a chair to shush the alarm while the baby is napping.
- Lasts for years: Nest Protect systems come equipped with new 10-year CO sensors, so you can rest easy knowing your family is safe from this silent killer.
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