Nest Protect, Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm (£99.95) £85.01 with code see op @ Toolstation
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Nest Protect, Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm (£99.95) £85.01 with code see op @ Toolstation

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Found 23rd Jan
Purchased using their £15 off 'JAN18PROMO' discount code (thanks to MayaForrester!):
• Code is for purchases over £100 so you need to also add something else to your basket first (cheapest item I found was toolstation.com/sho…469 for 6p). This then takes basket total up to £100.01.
• Then you can apply the discount code JAN18PROMO.
• This reduces the total cost down to £85.01 and includes free next day delivery.

Was waiting for these to come up for offer on Black Friday, but they didn't get discounted. Plus remember other people asking about them too. So hopefully this helps them out.
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andyat20024 m ago

Just out of curiosity what makes these so great? I get that it's a one …Just out of curiosity what makes these so great? I get that it's a one stop shop for smoke and carbon monoxide (rather than two devices) and I get that it will message you phone (but if your not home you can't do much about it and if your home you should hear the alarm)... i'm a big fan of the nest stuff but just don't understand this? Hot price though.



This is the Which test outcome.. "This is a truly outstanding alarm. There aren’t too many products that are double-winning Best Buys, but this smart Nest smoke and CO alarm is one. As a smoke alarm, it was quick to sound in all four of our test fires and the quickest to sound in three. When dealing with smoke from a flaming solvent-based fire, it was twice as quick as the slowest alarms we’ve seen. And it detected smouldering cotton smoke more than three times faster than the least responsive alarm on test. It will also sound an alarm on your smartphone when it detects smoke - simply download the free Nest app on your phone to link it up. This Nest alarm is also a really good carbon monoxide detector – in fact, it was so good that it’s one of our Best Buy carbon monoxide alarms. "

I'd also add that the alarms communicate with each other, therefore if one goes off, they all do. If you have as Nest Thermostat, then it will also switch off the boiler.
Edited by: "davidg_croydon" 23rd Jan
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Good Stuff OP !
Really like these. Bought 3 last Summer. Especially like the 'Heads Up' alert it gives if you're cooking and it says something like.. I will go off soon if you don't do something (link ). It also allows you to silence the alarm from your phone, so no waving towels around at the ceiling

We got the battery operated ones and they are still on the original sets of batteries since August.

What is also really useful is the night light facility, handy for late night toilet trips.
Edited by: "davidg_croydon" 23rd Jan
Just out of curiosity what makes these so great? I get that it's a one stop shop for smoke and carbon monoxide (rather than two devices) and I get that it will message you phone (but if your not home you can't do much about it and if your home you should hear the alarm)... i'm a big fan of the nest stuff but just don't understand this? Hot price though.
andyat20024 m ago

Just out of curiosity what makes these so great? I get that it's a one …Just out of curiosity what makes these so great? I get that it's a one stop shop for smoke and carbon monoxide (rather than two devices) and I get that it will message you phone (but if your not home you can't do much about it and if your home you should hear the alarm)... i'm a big fan of the nest stuff but just don't understand this? Hot price though.



This is the Which test outcome.. "This is a truly outstanding alarm. There aren’t too many products that are double-winning Best Buys, but this smart Nest smoke and CO alarm is one. As a smoke alarm, it was quick to sound in all four of our test fires and the quickest to sound in three. When dealing with smoke from a flaming solvent-based fire, it was twice as quick as the slowest alarms we’ve seen. And it detected smouldering cotton smoke more than three times faster than the least responsive alarm on test. It will also sound an alarm on your smartphone when it detects smoke - simply download the free Nest app on your phone to link it up. This Nest alarm is also a really good carbon monoxide detector – in fact, it was so good that it’s one of our Best Buy carbon monoxide alarms. "

I'd also add that the alarms communicate with each other, therefore if one goes off, they all do. If you have as Nest Thermostat, then it will also switch off the boiler.
Edited by: "davidg_croydon" 23rd Jan
Have two of these. Superb bit of kit
I find these to be outrageously over priced even more so considering you got to replace them every 5-7 years.

I for one will go with a xiaomi smoke detector one as they are made by honeywell so must be good while CO detector you dont need in every room and picked a bunch off decent ones at 7 pounds from Homebase.
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andyat200215 m ago

Just out of curiosity what makes these so great? I get that it's a one …Just out of curiosity what makes these so great? I get that it's a one stop shop for smoke and carbon monoxide (rather than two devices) and I get that it will message you phone (but if your not home you can't do much about it and if your home you should hear the alarm)... i'm a big fan of the nest stuff but just don't understand this? Hot price though.


For me, the main selling point was definitely the remote notifications. As it's not true that you can't do much about it... You could either setup a camera to take a look - or just ring your neighbours to have a look through the window to see if there is a fire. Means the fire brigade might get there before it's too late.

At this price, the extra that it costs on top of buying separate smoke and carbon monoxide alarms seems worth it.
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Cuddl3s4 m ago

I find these to be outrageously over priced even more so considering you …I find these to be outrageously over priced even more so considering you got to replace them every 5-7 years. I for one will go with a xiaomi smoke detector one as they are made by honeywell so must be good while CO detector you dont need in every room and picked a bunch off decent ones at 7 pounds from Homebase.


10 year product lifetime.
Personally safety alarms like this aren't something I'd trust to a Chinese import (even as great as Xiaomi products generally are!)
Excellent bit of kit, i have three of these
mikieboston44 m ago

For me, the main selling point was definitely the remote notifications. As …For me, the main selling point was definitely the remote notifications. As it's not true that you can't do much about it... You could either setup a camera to take a look - or just ring your neighbours to have a look through the window to see if there is a fire. Means the fire brigade might get there before it's too late.At this price, the extra that it costs on top of buying separate smoke and carbon monoxide alarms seems worth it.


Agree notifications could be a life (house) saver but anyone slightly serious about home automation would have a central system that could raise the alarm just the same based on a trigger from something like this. A product like this shouldn't really be more than £30 UK rrp and around a tenner direct from the source given the tech that's inside ...IMHO.
FYI - One voucher use per account. So you can only buy one with the discount, unless you happen to have friends with accounts...
Love these. Yes they are expensive but you can't put a price on safety. They are proven to be the best. As mentioned above the heads up is awesome and so is the fact that it knows the difference between smoke and steam. The pathfinder lights on them are brilliant as well.

They work great with the Nest thermostat as well, using their motion sensors to assist the away mode.
b1g1an11 m ago

Agree notifications could be a life (house) saver but anyone slightly …Agree notifications could be a life (house) saver but anyone slightly serious about home automation would have a central system that could raise the alarm just the same based on a trigger from something like this. A product like this shouldn't really be more than £30 UK rrp and around a tenner direct from the source given the tech that's inside ...IMHO.



There will never be one single system, we'll always have lots of IoT vendors - one good solution is HomeAssisant:
home-assistant.io/

Yes they likely cost little to produce, but you're also forgetting the cost of R&D and marketing (big cost!).
Xiaomi Honeywell now 18pounds..I am better with x 5 of them
What confuses me about these dual alarms is where to position them. smoke alarms need to be on the ceiling and CO detectors are usually mounted much lower, obviously it is neat to combine them but you can't argue with physics
Cuddl3s1 h, 25 m ago

I find these to be outrageously over priced even more so considering you …I find these to be outrageously over priced even more so considering you got to replace them every 5-7 years. I for one will go with a xiaomi smoke detector one as they are made by honeywell so must be good while CO detector you dont need in every room and picked a bunch off decent ones at 7 pounds from Homebase.


I take your point but I'd rather trust Which and the Nest brand (plus the R&D) with my family's life than a few cheapo £7 alarms from Homebase. Price and value are two different things. I have these and highly recommend them.
I don't need one of these. Please stop posting deals that will make me spend and waste my money. Thanks
Was hoping to use the code on the nest thermo. Its at £200 though
ricardasgudkovas24 m ago

Xiaomi Honeywell now 18pounds..I am better with x 5 of them


And xiaomi nightlights too, I've got 4 of the things and they're great. My ceiling is beginning to get a bit cluttered though
mikieboston1 h, 30 m ago

10 year product lifetime. Personally safety alarms like this aren't …10 year product lifetime. Personally safety alarms like this aren't something I'd trust to a Chinese import (even as great as Xiaomi products generally are!)


Where do you think Nest Protect is manufactured? 😁
rhempstock31 m ago

What confuses me about these dual alarms is where to position them. smoke …What confuses me about these dual alarms is where to position them. smoke alarms need to be on the ceiling and CO detectors are usually mounted much lower, obviously it is neat to combine them but you can't argue with physics


Except CO is lighter than air..
Edited by: "InkZ" 23rd Jan
InkZ54 m ago

Love these. Yes they are expensive but you can't put a price on safety. …Love these. Yes they are expensive but you can't put a price on safety. They are proven to be the best. As mentioned above the heads up is awesome and so is the fact that it knows the difference between smoke and steam. The pathfinder lights on them are brilliant as well.They work great with the Nest thermostat as well, using their motion sensors to assist the away mode.


I Don't get why they didn't put a temperature sensor in it somehow that though wouldn't be perfect would assist with temperature zones
rhempstock37 m ago

What confuses me about these dual alarms is where to position them. smoke …What confuses me about these dual alarms is where to position them. smoke alarms need to be on the ceiling and CO detectors are usually mounted much lower, obviously it is neat to combine them but you can't argue with physics


nest.com/uk/…oor
jumbosausage35 m ago

I take your point but I'd rather trust Which and the Nest brand (plus the …I take your point but I'd rather trust Which and the Nest brand (plus the R&D) with my family's life than a few cheapo £7 alarms from Homebase. Price and value are two different things. I have these and highly recommend them.


Well now I wouldn't say that just because they are cheap that they are also bad, this is the one that I got, seems like an ok brand and they are certified by the BSI so should be almost as good.

hotukdeals.com/dea…235

I agree with you that safety is more important than saving a few quid but at the end of the day I think that products like these are daylight robbery and the price charged to people that cant be bothered to do a little more research to find alternatives.

Yes it is a very good and stylish product but for what it does even the discounted price is outrageous, i supposed no different to all of their other products, given they are like the Apple of smart home things, some love them some hate them

As with regards to fire alarm i`m sure you will find that the extra price you pay compared to other products is mostly for the styling & the connectivity software and very little or nothing at all in the development of the fire alarm itself. Actually I wouldn't be surprised if when you break it down the fire alarm part is actually made by Honeywell or some other large manufacturer.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 23rd Jan
b1g1an1 h, 12 m ago

Agree notifications could be a life (house) saver but anyone slightly …Agree notifications could be a life (house) saver but anyone slightly serious about home automation would have a central system that could raise the alarm just the same based on a trigger from something like this. A product like this shouldn't really be more than £30 UK rrp and around a tenner direct from the source given the tech that's inside ...IMHO.


In general - yes (and would buy z-wave sensors myself), but this particular product is in fact a full computer. Quite clever thing, look for teardown pictures.

And, anyway, this is a good deal if someone wants specifically Nest, for whatever reason.
Skyhiigh1 h, 5 m ago

There will never be one single system, we'll always have lots of IoT …There will never be one single system, we'll always have lots of IoT vendors - one good solution is HomeAssisant:https://home-assistant.io/Yes they likely cost little to produce, but you're also forgetting the cost of R&D and marketing (big cost!).


Yep, that's what I use.

They contain nothing new or clever so R&D wouldn't be much, up to them what they spend on marketing a lot of it makes people ridiculously overpay in the belief they've bought something better, Hue is a classic example in this arena and obviously Apple are the overall masters of marketing over substance.
Smoke rises and carbon monoxide sinks. Makes no sense to combine the sensors for both into the same device. Buy two separate devices, put the smoke alarms up high and the carbon monoxide detectors down low. I'm not claiming to be an expert but perhaps this is a more effective (and potentially cheaper) solution?
Best deal I've seen. Ordered for collection today Thanks OP.
As someone else pointed out, these also act as additional motion detectors if you have a Nest Thermostat and improve the away mode.
I work ore from home and rarely go downstairs in the day but passing the upstairs smoke detector stops the heating going into away mode so quickly/often
trickytree19843 h, 57 m ago

Was hoping to use the code on the nest thermo. Its at £200 though


Me too. Saw that they’ve been £150 around Black Friday. Hoping a deal will come up soon.
I have this alarm and my Xiaomi has just arrived. The Nest has some great features and I’d echo the above owners comments. The xiaomi is about a third of the size. I will try and get some tests done once I get them together.
David, how long are we talking about? Because I have a feeling when it comes to a smoke or carbon monoxide a millisecond or 2 isn't going to make a tiny bit of difference.

The part I really really like is the ability to turn off the boiler, now that could be a life saver.
davidg_croydon6 h, 48 m ago

This is the Which test outcome.. "This is a truly outstanding alarm. …This is the Which test outcome.. "This is a truly outstanding alarm. There aren’t too many products that are double-winning Best Buys, but this smart Nest smoke and CO alarm is one. As a smoke alarm, it was quick to sound in all four of our test fires and the quickest to sound in three. When dealing with smoke from a flaming solvent-based fire, it was twice as quick as the slowest alarms we’ve seen. And it detected smouldering cotton smoke more than three times faster than the least responsive alarm on test. It will also sound an alarm on your smartphone when it detects smoke - simply download the free Nest app on your phone to link it up. This Nest alarm is also a really good carbon monoxide detector – in fact, it was so good that it’s one of our Best Buy carbon monoxide alarms. "I'd also add that the alarms communicate with each other, therefore if one goes off, they all do. If you have as Nest Thermostat, then it will also switch off the boiler.

Damn you OP, another order placed 😯
Good price OP. I have two of these. Do you know why? Because I wanted them. I know they’re expensive, probably a bit over priced: but they do their job, the notifications are handy, the night light is really handy. At the end of the day, it was a choice.

Frustrates me that people get berated and have to justify why they spend money on the things they like. Freedom of choice an’ all that.
A lot of people dont realise the true value of these types of devices. They talk. They tell you which room the smoke etc is detected. The research suggests that children generally don’t respond as well to alarms compared to voice particularly when sleeping even if the alarm is loud.

Imagine a child waking and hearing an alarm and parents still sleeping-would the child realise what to do? What it even means? If the child hears a voice though-might be worth that few seconds/minutes between life and death. Exactly why I have them.

And as some others have mentioned, if it goes off when out of the house you know it’s something serious and can at least send someone round to check before some serious damage is done.

They also self test and send you a report-how many times do we hear of people not changing batteries, checking if their alarms are working etc and then the worst happens. Not for everyone I admit but I thoroughly recommend them!

Lots of elderly and vulnerable people live alone these days so could also be great piece of mind for family members knowing at least one aspect of their safety is covered.
Edited by: "roomy25" 23rd Jan
MattNorfolk4 h, 7 m ago

Me too. Saw that they’ve been £150 around Black Friday. Hoping a deal will …Me too. Saw that they’ve been £150 around Black Friday. Hoping a deal will come up soon.


Waiting
twisterteddy12 h, 56 m ago

I'd buy from amazon instead. …I'd buy from amazon instead. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nest-Protect-Generation-Monoxide-Battery/dp/B00ZC5F9W2


Any particular reason? I’ve bought the one from toolstation with the discount but still need more.
Tabintab14 h, 19 m ago

David, how long are we talking about? Because I have a feeling when it …David, how long are we talking about? Because I have a feeling when it comes to a smoke or carbon monoxide a millisecond or 2 isn't going to make a tiny bit of difference.The part I really really like is the ability to turn off the boiler, now that could be a life saver.



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Jumpingphil13 h, 52 m ago

If you are not an expert, then don't give out misleading advice.Have a …If you are not an expert, then don't give out misleading advice.Have a read here.Also, if your house is on fire, do really give a stuff that there is carbon monoxide in the building too?Conversely, if your house isn't on fire, then carbon monoxide won't sink as it is slightly lighter than air.



No I'm not not an expert but I'm not an idiot either. The advice you referred me to was from the company that makes this very product. This manufacturer seems to be the only dispenser of advice stating that it's effective to attach a carbon monoxide detector to the ceiling of your home. All other advice I've found contradicts that. To protect my family I would tend to rely upon independent advice from a range of sources, not just from one product manufacturer.

"Heat and smoke rise, which is why we place smoke alarms high on the wall or ceiling. Carbon monoxide, however, mixes with the air. For this reason, it is preferable to install CO alarms at knee level – the approximate height of a sleeping person’s nose and mouth."
source: safety.com/car…nt/

"The regulations do not tell landlords where to place the alarms, instead the guidance suggests the landlord follow the manufacturer's instructions which will typically be at head height between 1-3 meters away from the solid fuel burning source for carbon monoxide alarms and in a circulation point for smoke detectors."
source: rla.org.uk/lan…tml

"in general, smoke alarms should be fixed to the ceiling in a circulation space, ie a hall or a landing, and carbon monoxide alarms should be positioned at head height, either on a wall or shelf, approximately 1 to 3 metres away from a potential source of carbon monoxide."
source: UK government official advice
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