Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RandyA Nest Protect - Excellent Smoke & CO2 Monitor
The Nest Protect is by far the best Smoke/Carbon Monoxide device on the market. It has easy set up and install. It will also connect to your phone with the Nest App. There is no other detector that I know of that you can check from your phone and will let you know with an alert if there is an alarm present or even a low battery. That is a piece of mind that will keep you from worrying about the family and home itself when you are out. You can even set it to light up when it detects motion or goes into alarm to light a dark hallway.
Top notch product that has been thought out prior to hitting the shelves, not to many products you can say that about anymore.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCustomerHere Ready, in the kitchen!
The Nest protect is installed in my kitchen near the gas stove. I found the installation extremely easy. The four mounting screws are cleverly screwed into the box. Once the mounting bracket it installed, remove the strip to connect the included batteries and attach to the mount. The Nest used my iPhone to complete the setup process and connect to the internet. One tap of the button and Nest will announce, "Ready, in the kitchen. Press to test." One more tap to initiate a full test, or two taps to cancel.
The Net protect was triggered one time by accident (bacon grease mess) and I received a push notification immediately to my iPhone. In addition, the Nest protect alerted me first that it sensed smoke in plain english before proceeding to beep. A quick tap of the button silenced the alarm. I am impressed! This product gives a level of comfort knowing that if something like a fire or CO2 incident is occurring you will be the first to know, wherever you are.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mastadruma Super Sylish NEST Protect Detector. Perfect addition to the NEST Thermostat.
Today I installed my new NEST Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector. I already have the NEST Thermostat, which has been an awesome addition to my home. Upon opening it from the box, I noticed that it has been built and designed with the highest skill and attention to detail. It came with a fully charged battery, 4 mounting screws, the wall/ceiling plate, and detector. I was able to install it in less than 10 minutes. Once installed, I synced it to my home wireless network and it appeared in my NEST app on my iPhone. It has an awesome setting for night time. If you walk under it, it will illuminate your path. Please check out my video that I made. It is the testing and setup stage. I would like to add a few more of these to my home. They are super advanced and will even contact the fire or police in the event of an emergency.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BuckyGirl Cool Design, Lots of Features, Easy to Install
This alarm was very easy to install as it comes with everything you need for the installation. Since the alarm is not heavy, I didn’t need to install on a stud, just make sure you don’t screw the holding bracket where there could be electrical wires. The instructions were very easy to follow. Settings are easy to switch on and off via the NEST app you download on your phone. I have an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy 3 that I hooked it up to without an issue. I like the green light that comes on when I turn off the light, it's a sign that everything is working like it's supposed to be working. It also has a night light that turns on when you walk below it and the room is dark. It's not as bright as a regular night light, so it doesn't really light up your way while walking in the dark. I like the “Heads-up” feature. It warns you when smoke or carbon monoxide levels are rising, and the alarm is not as loud. I like the design, it’s not only functional but it’s also very stylish. I installed this near my laundry room because I’m always afraid the gas dryer could start a fire.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DstBstSN Pretty cool!
As a NEST Thermostat user I already had an idea of what I was getting into. Easy install, easy setup and a quality product. I wasn't disappointed. I never thought about my old smoke detector unless I really burnt some toast or the battery was low and the unit is beeping at me, and that to me is somewhat the point of the Nest Protect. I like that when I use the app to adjust my thermostat, I know protect is working. I like that when we shut off the lights and go to bed, it flashes green to remind you it's working. I also like the idea that if it does go off and i'm not home, I'll be alerted. I like that feedback and you can't really get that from other detectors. I did test the smoke alert by holding up a smoking candle (those moments right after blowing it out) and goodness, the sound storm in my house was a little overwhelming. The detector is going crazy, my phone, my wife's phone, our tablets are all going nuts. So yes, you'll know whats going on. Also sounds silly, but I think the motion detection night-light is cool idea. Overall, cool product, especially if you're into this type of thing.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by timtsb Very cool product, easy setup
The Nest smoke and carbon monoxide detector is a cool product. It really provides peace of mind when we’re away from home knowing that should it detect a problem, we will be notified immediately and can contact the fire department to investigate. It’s obviously great protection while your home is occupied, but we’re using it in addition to our wired smoke detectors so our primary purpose of installing it was better protection while we’re away from home. This is just one more product I’ve installed to make my home as “smart” as possible. Other things I can access and control via my cell phone: alarm system, surveillance system, and thermostat. I’m feeling nerdy.
Setup/installation was a breeze. Here are all the steps:
Download Nest app
Create an account
Use app to scan QR code on back of the Nest unit
Link your phone to Nest using the WiFi signal Nest emits
Once linked, use the app to tell Nest what your home WiFi network is
Screw Nest into the ceiling
One feature it has is a motion detection nightlight. I was intrigued by this, but after testing it I found the minimal amount of light it emitted really didn’t help much. I turned that feature off to conserve battery.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Works Exactly As Advertised
I’ve had my Nest thermostat for about a year and a half, and I love it, so I was excited to add Nest Protect once it was relaunched.
As has come to be expected from Nest, set up was simple and straightforward, and Nest Protect elegantly interfaced with the Nest app. Setup took about 10 minutes in total. After that, Nest Protect shows up in your Nest app and connects to any other Nest devices in the house.
Now, having recently watched as firefighters tried to salvage a house a few doors down from mine as flames shot through the roof after it caught on fire while no one was home, what I was most interested in with this product was how quickly it would alert me to a potential house fire in my absence. So, after having two Nest Protects (one battery and one wired) up and running for a couple weeks, I intentionally created smoke directly underneath the battery-operated unit in my den. As advertised, it first turned yellow as a warning, then began to sound the alarm. Within a few seconds, my wired unit upstairs was also sounding & specifying that there was smoke in the den, and in less than a minute, I received notification on my phone that there was smoke in the den. In my opinion, it doesn’t get any better than that unless you want to shell out money for a monitored home security system.
So, if you’re debating this product, buy it. For the peace of mind it will bring, it’s well worth the price.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JReed Great product - Get on the Nest Wagon
I originally had the Nest Thermostat and realized it was just a matter of time before I got the Protect. This alarm is great. It's very accurate with noticing cooking smoke and not creating a fuss over burned toast. It's also works perfectly with the app. I love being able to check CO2 and see how often it checks the status of battery, air quality etc. Would absolutely recommend this product or the wired version.
December 16, 2015