Nest Protect Smart Smoke alarms - Currys - £39.97 (Teesside Park)
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Nest Protect Smart Smoke alarms - Currys - £39.97 (Teesside Park)

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Found 30th Jul 2015
I am having the Nest thermostat installed today. Went into Currys PCWorld Teesside Park this morning and they had what I think is the older version Nest Protect alarms on clearance.

No stock left of the battery version but there was a few of the mains version at this price, usually £79.99 at all retailers.

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good price but pointless product to be fair

bigweapon07

good price but pointless product to be fair


how is it pointless?

I've got the thermostat and admittedly think the Protect is a bit gimmicky, however I'd buy one at this price in a heartbeat!
Edited by: "robertybob" 30th Jul 2015

I have 2 and combined with the thermostat, really rate them. Expensive but for peace of mind when there's kids asleep, I'm all over it.

sboothy

how is it pointless?



It's got some nice features that a lot of cheaper smoke alarms have, I'm not sure of the benefits of things like phone app silence, isn't it easier to push the button on the smoke alarm than find your phone when woken in the middle of the night. As part of a home automation system there's a lot of useful features that having nothing to do with the smoke alarm feature.

I personally would prefer it to have a wired ethernet connection option, since in the event of a fire there's no guarantee you've got a wifi network and a house full of smoke isn't going to help with the wifi signal.

On balance I think I'm happy with my smoke alarms being independent of my network, battery and mains, and nothing fancy to fail.

Those that think their children are safe had better read this article sciencedaily.com/rel…htm seems no amount of electronic wizardry is a substitute for planning ahead to make sure you wake your kids.

mike

Good deal, bear in mind these must be the first generation ones that they are trying to get rid of cheaply and not the second gen ones. I think they updated some of the features after they had issues with the "wave" stuff on the first gen ones (which was deactivated)

iamholam

Good deal, bear in mind these must be the first generation ones that they … Good deal, bear in mind these must be the first generation ones that they are trying to get rid of cheaply and not the second gen ones. I think they updated some of the features after they had issues with the "wave" stuff on the first gen ones (which was deactivated)


I believe the main differences are that there's a second sensor (making it better at detection) and you can test the alarm from the app. It's also a tiny bit smaller, not worth paying £50 more for these features IMO

Just reserved the last one at my local store (batter powered) - none in Chatham however.

The Fire Brigade fitted two for free. And I am not on low income - there was no qualification to meet.

RayB

The Fire Brigade fitted two for free. And I am not on low income - there … The Fire Brigade fitted two for free. And I am not on low income - there was no qualification to meet.



If your local fire bridge are willing to fit two Nest Protect smoke detectors for free, then you're a very lucky man.

Just picked one up in Currys, Lisburn. Given that its about £20 for a decent make carbon monoxide monitor, with everything this offers, its a no brainer. Gets great reviews at £100.

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robertybob - of course they were not Nest Protect, you would not expect expensive ones for free, but they were smoke alarms and they do the job, which is all I expect.

mjbuckhurst

It's got some nice features that a lot of cheaper smoke alarms have, I'm … It's got some nice features that a lot of cheaper smoke alarms have, I'm not sure of the benefits of things like phone app silence, isn't it easier to push the button on the smoke alarm than find your phone when woken in the middle of the night. As part of a home automation system there's a lot of useful features that having nothing to do with the smoke alarm feature.I personally would prefer it to have a wired ethernet connection option, since in the event of a fire there's no guarantee you've got a wifi network and a house full of smoke isn't going to help with the wifi signal.On balance I think I'm happy with my smoke alarms being independent of my network, battery and mains, and nothing fancy to fail. Those that think their children are safe had better read this article http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130627131827.htm seems no amount of electronic wizardry is a substitute for planning ahead to make sure you wake your kids.mike



The wifi only handles the connection to nests servers, to generate the mobile notifications. The protects can still talk to each other using their zigbee/802.15.4 radios if no wifi AP is present. It's a meshing protocol, hence the range will likely be further than your wifi network anyway
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