Nest Protect 2nd Generation Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector (Battery + wired) £76.30 @ maplin (in store only)
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Nest Protect 2nd Generation Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector (Battery + wired) £76.30 @ maplin (in store only)

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Found 12th Apr
Please check stores Frist to make sure they have them.

Same as the nest thermostat none local to Liverpool but some in surrounding areas good price for if you get one Wired link
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Am I late to the party here. What makes this any different to an equivalent £20 one?
slex883 m ago

Am I late to the party here. What makes this any different to an …Am I late to the party here. What makes this any different to an equivalent £20 one?


Google it and you will see.
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slex8811 m ago

Am I late to the party here. What makes this any different to an …Am I late to the party here. What makes this any different to an equivalent £20 one?


Same differents between a £20 phone to a £200 smart phone, £100 TV to a £500 smart TV, £2 light bulb to a £20 smart bulb the list could go on.

This has to ability to alert your smart phone of fire and co2 leaks. With the help IFTTT can turn off your boiler when detects co2 leaks and turn off your dryer and other applications likely to cause a fire when it sense smoke with the help of smart plugs.

Some test have shown it reacts quicker to smoke than other fire alarms.

Very useful for elderly family members who live close by if ever emergency you can be alerted to your phone.
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zeekillah10 m ago

Same differents between a £20 phone to a £200 smart phone, £100 TV to a £5 …Same differents between a £20 phone to a £200 smart phone, £100 TV to a £500 smart TV, £2 light bulb to a £20 smart bulb the list could go on.This has to ability to alert your smart phone of fire and co2 leaks. With the help IFTTT can turn off your boiler when detects co2 leaks and turn off your dryer and other applications likely to cause a fire when it sense smoke with the help of smart plugs. Some test have shown it reacts quicker to smoke than other fire alarms.Very useful for elderly family members who live close by if ever emergency you can be alerted to your phone.



Very useful to be told your house is on fire when you are away from home yourself, too.
khirsah3 m ago

Very useful to be told your house is on fire when you are away from home …Very useful to be told your house is on fire when you are away from home yourself, too.


He may have been referring to the carbon monoxide notification. At least if you did live nearby or had a neighbour to check in on them, you could before it was too late.
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khirsah4 m ago

Very useful to be told your house is on fire when you are away from home …Very useful to be told your house is on fire when you are away from home yourself, too.


Well it is actually I live around the corner from work and I have a little one and partner at home if there is a fire and they are in and I get a alert I have a very good chance of getting home and getting them out.

If you have a old family who lives near by it can be very useful to get round and help them.
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khirsah6 m ago

Very useful to be told your house is on fire when you are away from home …Very useful to be told your house is on fire when you are away from home yourself, too.


Also I can alert the emergency services of the fire if I am far away from the home.
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Pwhite767 m ago

He may have been referring to the carbon monoxide notification. At least …He may have been referring to the carbon monoxide notification. At least if you did live nearby or had a neighbour to check in on them, you could before it was too late.


I live near home and have a partner and little onethey go for a nap in the day if anything happens and they don't wake up I can get home in about 4 minutes.
I just don't get these things, if they're that good (which they may well be) then why aren't they priced to make them more accessible to all? Nest's pricing just preys on peoples' fears... personally I prefer a regular alarm. Smart Home stuff is great but if it doesn't work to plan the one time you need it, I'm sure it's written in their EULA that you have no claim against them anyway.

Out of interest, do they have a stupid subscription model for this like the cameras? Or is there no additional cost to pay? We had a Nest Outdoor Camera which was beautifully made but crippled by their outrageously expensive subscription, there was a free tier but then it became a £20 IP camera.
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plewis0013 m ago

I just don't get these things, if they're that good (which they may well …I just don't get these things, if they're that good (which they may well be) then why aren't they priced to make them more accessible to all? Nest's pricing just preys on peoples' fears... personally I prefer a regular alarm. Smart Home stuff is great but if it doesn't work to plan the one time you need it, I'm sure it's written in their EULA that you have no claim against them anyway.Out of interest, do they have a stupid subscription model for this like the cameras? Or is there no additional cost to pay? We had a Nest Outdoor Camera which was beautifully made but crippled by their outrageously expensive subscription, there was a free tier but then it became a £20 IP camera.


By that measure a Ferrari should be the same cost as a Duster as it does the same thing?

There are no additional costs.

Obviously it costs far more to make and develop...
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plewis0012 m ago

I just don't get these things, if they're that good (which they may well …I just don't get these things, if they're that good (which they may well be) then why aren't they priced to make them more accessible to all? Nest's pricing just preys on peoples' fears... personally I prefer a regular alarm. Smart Home stuff is great but if it doesn't work to plan the one time you need it, I'm sure it's written in their EULA that you have no claim against them anyway.Out of interest, do they have a stupid subscription model for this like the cameras? Or is there no additional cost to pay? We had a Nest Outdoor Camera which was beautifully made but crippled by their outrageously expensive subscription, there was a free tier but then it became a £20 IP camera.


There is no sub with this. I have one and I am happy with it. I get a notification every time I go to bed to let me know it's in working order and it runs a test out loud by it self every month. I couldn't agree more that it is over priced but it gives me a added piece of mind. It's linked to all my applications that are at risk of going on fire via smart plugs also link to my nest thermostat.

To note as I had normal £20 alarm before this i still have them around the house.
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By that measure a Ferrari should be the same cost as a Duster as it does …By that measure a Ferrari should be the same cost as a Duster as it does the same thing?There are no additional costs. Obviously it costs far more to make and develop...


Except it's not marketed as a life-saving device is it? So they're completely different. I was waiting for someone to make a stupid comparison like that...

Costs more to make and develop - fine. Then sell it for £50, not £109 retail - save more lives and get more market adoption.

zeekillah12th Apr

There is no sub with this. I have one and I am happy with it. I get a …There is no sub with this. I have one and I am happy with it. I get a notification every time I go to bed to let me know it's in working order and it runs a test out loud by it self every month. I couldn't agree more that it is over priced but it gives me a added piece of mind. It's linked to all my applications that are at risk of going on fire via smart plugs also link to my nest thermostat.To note as I had normal £20 alarm before this i still have them around the house.



Thanks for the sensible reply. No subscription does make it vastly more appealing too.
Edited by: "plewis00" 12th Apr
No Nest Protect at Salford Branch - the online stock indicator is incorrect. Thanks for the heads up, anyway
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gem509424 m ago

No Nest Protect at Salford Branch - the online stock indicator is …No Nest Protect at Salford Branch - the online stock indicator is incorrect. Thanks for the heads up, anyway


Sorry you had a wasted journey I would be really annoyed if I was you maybe other should call before attending save the wasted journey.
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plewis0043 m ago

Except it's not marketed as a life-saving device is it? So they're …Except it's not marketed as a life-saving device is it? So they're completely different. I was waiting for someone to make a stupid comparison like that...Costs more to make and develop - fine. Then sell it for £50, not £109 retail - save more lives and get more market adoption.Thanks for the sensible reply. No subscription does make it vastly more appealing too.


How's it a stupid comparison. Duster = standard alarm, Ferrari = Nest Protect.
Both do the same job but with additional spec and features the more you pay, same as every product in the world.....

Buy cheap you get cheap, simples.

For info I have these in my properties, gives excellent peace of mind no matter where I am.
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sh2019 m ago

Brilliant, only on hukd would you get backseat CEOs saying alphabet don’t k …Brilliant, only on hukd would you get backseat CEOs saying alphabet don’t know how to run their own company/price their products. Their goal is to make money, they will price it at whatever they think people will be willing to pay in order to protect their loved ones and possessions. If it’s not for you then you vote with your wallet but it’s not a private companies duty to lower their prices because you think it’s too expensive


Agreed, I'd pay much more to get the best protection for my family.

No difference to paying more for a 5 star NCAP rated car.
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Fail..
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brooky_agn3 m ago

Fail.. [Video]


So you'd prefer your smoke alarms to fail silently???
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plewis005 m ago

By 'only on HUKD', I assume you actually meant 'the whole of the internet' …By 'only on HUKD', I assume you actually meant 'the whole of the internet' - I guess 'only on HUKD' would some saddo come along and make a ridiculous comment claiming I know how to run their company better... Nest is a money-grabbing organisation with awful customer service, this product in particular preys on peoples' worst fears (fire in the home) to charge a disproportionate price. Don't worry, I'm not buying this or giving Nest any of my money - notice how I wrote on an HUKD, not to Nest demanding they lower their prices. It's also not like Nest guarantees or underwrites the product will function as intended.


Nest is Google, do you use Yahoo out of protest?
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brooky_agn8 m ago

Fail.. [Video]


It's not really a fail, one Alarm had a issue other won't silence till issue resolved, putting them plastic isn't resolving the issue.
plewis001 h, 14 m ago

I just don't get these things, if they're that good (which they may well …I just don't get these things, if they're that good (which they may well be) then why aren't they priced to make them more accessible to all? Nest's pricing just preys on peoples' fears... personally I prefer a regular alarm. Smart Home stuff is great but if it doesn't work to plan the one time you need it, I'm sure it's written in their EULA that you have no claim against them anyway.Out of interest, do they have a stupid subscription model for this like the cameras? Or is there no additional cost to pay? We had a Nest Outdoor Camera which was beautifully made but crippled by their outrageously expensive subscription, there was a free tier but then it became a £20 IP camera.



In my opinion Nest customer service are up there with the best. I had a problem with the App, which turned out to be a service provider problem but the guy from Nest tried hard to resolve the problem.
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col996s8 m ago

In my opinion Nest customer service are up there with the best. I had a …In my opinion Nest customer service are up there with the best. I had a problem with the App, which turned out to be a service provider problem but the guy from Nest tried hard to resolve the problem.


I honestly couldn't get them to diagnose the Nest Outdoor Camera properly - it turned out that it will transmit 300GB of data in a month and the problem was network congestion and traffic, so it was fighting other devices on our wireless network for bandwidth which was causing dropouts on the camera and other things in the home. They told me to return it, didn't really try anything else and there wasn't any other solution they had (apart from turn the quality down, which seems counter-productive) - it's quite a common complaint on that camera, which is a shame as the camera is well-made otherwise (barring the unnecessarily large USB connector that needs you to drill an inch hole in your wall).
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deleted103252012th Apr

Should have researched properly.....the hikvision cameras with on board …Should have researched properly.....the hikvision cameras with on board storage are a much better solution no subscription fees and better image quality.Like I tell my staff "fail to prepare, prepare to fail"


Which is exactly what we did - cameras with no subscription and local storage. Other than people complaining (which isn't allowed apparently), Nest don't tell you you need a 40Mbit/s uncontested, low-latency connection or that it'll shove 300GB/month down your line, this isn't documented anywhere other than people like me who found out afterwards. They also don't mention the gigantic USB plug. If you pick up the box in John Lewis, you see the hardware design and specification which is what made us settle on it initially.
zeekillah24 m ago

It's not really a fail, one Alarm had a issue other won't silence till …It's not really a fail, one Alarm had a issue other won't silence till issue resolved, putting them plastic isn't resolving the issue.


My friend had a couple of these and said they weren't usable. Went off for no reason all the time so got binned.
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brooky_agn15 m ago

My friend had a couple of these and said they weren't usable. Went off for …My friend had a couple of these and said they weren't usable. Went off for no reason all the time so got binned.


It's always "my friend" isn't it......I had £20 smoke alarms before these they constantly went off for no reason.

All mine have been great, first hand experience, not "my friends"
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We have these all around the house and they are really great. If you look at it as just a smoke alarm then yes its overpriced. However the extra features you do get are brilliant. For one, if they do detect anything, you get a heads up notification first alerting you that it's detected something and where it has detected it. You can then mute the alarm via either the app or pressing the alarm itself (no more wafting smoke away from the detector whilst it bleeps round the house, waking the little ones and winding up the neighbours when you burn the sausages!).

You also get remote notifications which are great when you are not in and a problem has been detected.

It tests itself and informs you when there's a problem.

The pathlight feature is a great touch at night should you find yourself walking around the house.

Then there's the fact that they also work with the nest thermostat to inform it as to whether you are in the house or not.
gem50942 h, 26 m ago

No Nest Protect at Salford Branch - the online stock indicator is …No Nest Protect at Salford Branch - the online stock indicator is incorrect. Thanks for the heads up, anyway


If if says "1 in stock", there is a strong chance its not actually in stock - this was the case before they went into administration too.
The stock levels only get changed every 24hrs or so i believe from what i was told
deleted103252012th Apr

It's always "my friend" isn't it......I had £20 smoke alarms before these …It's always "my friend" isn't it......I had £20 smoke alarms before these they constantly went off for no reason.All mine have been great, first hand experience, not "my friends"


So childish. I'm nearly 40 with kids. You can choose to think I'm lying if you want.
Edited by: "brooky_agn" 12th Apr
Was showing 1 in stock at Basingstoke, ringed to confirm. They had it but couldn't keep for me but took it off the shelf at least till I got there. Having my NEST thermostat fitted on Tuesday so excellent timing and great deal, cheapest elsewhere is £89.99.
zeekillah5 h, 0 m ago

Well it is actually I live around the corner from work and I have a little …Well it is actually I live around the corner from work and I have a little one and partner at home if there is a fire and they are in and I get a alert I have a very good chance of getting home and getting them out. If you have a old family who lives near by it can be very useful to get round and help them.


I’m not being facetious - I’ve got nest protect myself.
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khirsah2 h, 23 m ago

I’m not being facetious - I’ve got nest protect myself.


Apologies I must of read it wrong
Thanks OP!
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R.H13 h, 36 m ago

Thanks OP!


No problem
No stock anywhere down south.
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TheDon1324 m ago

No stock anywhere down south.


I had a no stock by me either
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