Nest® Protect 2nd Generation Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery / Wired - £87.97 @ The Electrical Showroom
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Nest® Protect 2nd Generation Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery / Wired - £87.97 @ The Electrical Showroom

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Found 28th Nov
Best deal I can find for a new Nest Protect Wired / Battery - CO2 and Smoke detector.

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Been looking for one of these for a while. Cheers

Original Poster

If anyone can find it cheaper than that let me know

That’s a great price. I’ve been watching prices for these for the last couple of months and nowhere has been less than £99. I got a brand new one on eBay for £75 a while ago but ever since even 1st gen on eBay have been more than that! Very tempted at this price to get another.

4% Quidco potentially too!

I have one I live by, love the night glow and alerts.
Need one for downstairs as well. Nice one, thanks OP.

I want these but will have to replace 3 in my house, can’t really justify £260 on smoke alarms . Good price though, have some heat.

Great price and brilliant alarms. So reassuring, have got 4 in the house

I have 2 mains version cost quite alot but you can't put a price on knowing your family is safe

Just paid a little more each on Friday elsewhere.

Given up on these after 2 replacement units. The alarm kept on going off in the middle of the night but the phantom "smoke" would clear a couple of minutes later.

Can I ask why a smoke detector costs £100?

Yeah, other than being a smoke detector, what do they do that's of use? I understand they probably send a notification to your phone when they go off and with IFTTT can flash your Hue lights when the alarm goes off, but is there any other actual use? Something that makes them worth so much more than a normal detector?

I love gadgets and just bought two Nest Thermostats, but can't see why I'd want this.
Edited by: "RJUK" 28th Nov

herrbz4 m ago

Can I ask why a smoke detector costs £100?


Business model. Discount the main product and mark up the accessories. Which is fine, but I think they went a bit mad with this one
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 28th Nov

RJUK8 m ago

Yeah, other than being a smoke detector, what do they do that's of use? I …Yeah, other than being a smoke detector, what do they do that's of use? I understand they probably send a notification to your phone when they go off and with IFTTT can flash your Hue lights when the alarm goes off, but is there any other actual use? Something that makes them worth so much more than a normal detector?I love gadgets and just bought two Nest Thermostats, but can't see why I'd want this.


IFTTT
For instance...
Turn off all smartplugs and flash all lights when smoke is detected
Call number if smoke is detected
Activate nest cam if smoke is detected

Still can't contact emergency services, but this can very well save your life

Hoping the nest protect will go down to 80 boxing day
was hoping for black friday but that didn't happen

I got the battery version of this as a HotUKDeal that I installed in early August 2015. I thought it was worthwhile highlighting to people who are considering either the wired or battery version, that I haven't changed the batteries in nearly 2 1/2 years and it still passes the monthly check, for voltage levels etc, that it undertakes automatically.

Brilliant bit of kit and although I got it some £13 cheaper in August 2015, this is a HOT deal - I'd definitely buy again if required.

Don't forget it's Carbon Monoxide also.
The one on the landing is great, detects movement from quite a distance and gently lights up the landing at night as you pass to go the toilet etc.
Nice device.

Along with the things other people have mentioned already I love the fact that as I have a Nest thermostat as well it will shut off the boiler if CO is detected.
Yes they’re expensive but I expect to get a good few years protection out of them and I think £20 a year for that extra level of safety and utility is well worth it.

herrbz1 h, 32 m ago

Can I ask why a smoke detector costs £100?


I can't answer this directly but when I was calculating the cost for wireless connected alarms (due to the boiler being in the garage and a lack of a wired interconnect) the cost difference between Nest and a comparable system was negligible (4 alarms).

The trouble is now if I want more, the ₤100 each is a little hard to swallow and you can't even properly test them without burning your house down!

However I spend more on other rubbish so why not on my safety?

These also act as a motion detector for the nest thermostat to tell it you are in the property if you are on another floor or in a room where you don't pass by the thermostat to tell it your home. Your phone can also do this via geo-fencing but it's a nice extra to have - as well as the carbon monoxide detection along with the smoke detection and it also "self tests" itself every month and sends an alert to your phone to tell you that all is good. Also if it senses smoke you receive a message to your phone - and also another when (if) it clears ;-)

Dave

Clever device - vastly overpriced. The Nest business model. Once all the early adopters have one the price will plumet.

Original Poster

I've managed to pick one up for £51.00 on ebay, booooom!

RBH1st Dec

I've managed to pick one up for £51.00 on ebay, booooom!


new?
seller?
2nd gen?
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