|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.3 x 1.5 x 5.3 inches|
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|Item model number||S3000BWES|
|Batteries||6 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Battery Cell Type||Lithium Metal|
|Average Battery Life||10 hours|
|Warranty Description||2 year limited manufacturer's warranty|
Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery (2nd gen)
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- Know from anywhere. Connect Nest Protect to Wi-Fi and it will send an alert to your phone if the alarm goes off or the batteries run low.
- Tells you what and where. It speaks up to tell you if there’s smoke or CO and where the problem is, so you know what to do.
- App Silence. Nest Protect is the first alarm you can hush from your phone. Simply walk to the Nest Protect that noticed the problem and open the Nest app.
- Split-Spectrum Sensor. In an emergency, seconds count. Nest Protect uses two wavelengths of light to look for both fast and slow burning fires.
- Heads-Up. Get a friendly voice alert so you can handle burning toast before it becomes a burning toaster.
- 10-year carbon monoxide sensor. Carbon monoxide is odorless, invisible and deadly. When there’s CO, Nest Protect tells you where it’s hiding.
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Nest Protect. Thinks, speaks, and alerts your phone.
Meet Nest Protect. The smoke alarm other alarms look up to.
Nest Protect has been redesigned from the inside out. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, can be hushed from your phone, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to 10 years. And just like the original Nest Protect, it also tells you what’s wrong and can even alert your phone.
It’s your safety. Don’t settle.
You wouldn’t put up with a rotary phone or a black and white TV. So why do you put up with alarms that just beep and chirp? Shouldn’t your alarm sense smoke and carbon monoxide? And alert your phone when something’s wrong? What if it could light your way at night? Nest Protect does.
Tells you what and where.
Speaks up if there’s smoke or CO and tells you where it is, so you know what to do.
Get alerts on your phone.
Sends a message when there’s a problem in case you aren’t home.
The Split-Spectrum Sensor detects fast and slow burning fires.
Easy to install.
Both the wired and battery versions of Nest Protect take only minutes to set up with your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Once they’re connected to Wi-Fi, every Nest Protect in your home will automatically connect to the others. The Nest Protect is also easier to attach to the wall or ceiling thanks to a redesigned backplate.
- Wi-Fi connection
- Phone or tablet with iOS 8 or later, or Android 4 or later
- Free Nest account
- Six long-life AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries
- Split-Spectrum Sensor
- 10 year electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor
- Heat sensor, ± 1.8ºF (± 1ºC)
- Humidity sensor, ± 3%RH
- Occupancy sensor, 120º field of view to 20 feet
- Ambient light sensor
- Omnidirectional microphone, 70dBA SNR
- 2 Watt Speaker
- Horn: 85dB SPL at 10 feet (3 m)
- RGB color ring with 6 LEDs
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Nest Protect looks for fast-burning fires, smoldering fires, and carbon monoxide. It tells you where the danger is and alerts your phone in case you’re not home.
Top Customer Reviews
Fortunately I held off on buying the 1st generation Nest Protect... I've learned to be cautious about these things. After seeing some of the negative reviews around random alarm problems I intentionally delayed purchase until a 2nd generation product was available.
With the new Protect 2 out and getting almost universally positive reviews, I went ahead and took the plunge following a 4 year old First Alert CO combination unit dying with 3 chirps every minute at 3:00AM. Good times.
My house, like many newer homes, has an insane number of detectors. At the time the home was built there was a requirement for at least one detector on each level of the home, one detector OUTSIDE in the hallway of any bedrooms as well as a detector in every bedroom. For my house that is eight detectors (4 upstairs bedrooms, 2 in upstairs hallway, 1 on main level, 1 in basement). A few years ago it also became code that all of these need to be CO detectors.
Cost on the Nest is slightly crazy. I rationalized it with them being rated for 10 years (vs 7 years for the competition) as well as the extra "smart" features being worth the extra cost. In particular the lack of things like low battery chirps, random chirps for errors, etc, was worth an almost 100% premium for me over getting more cheap detectors. Another big advantage we perceived with the Protect was getting an alert if we are out of town or away from our home. I'm also cautiously optimistic more features could be added later to the existing hardware... as Nest already has a track record of doing this with other products (Nest Thermostat added air wave which is a fantastic feature).
Quality of these units is impressive. It's hard to believe the box contains a smoke detector when you pick it up as it is so heavy. The unit itself has a very nicely finished case, beautiful lighting and a great big button that can be used for self-tests as well as silencing nuisance alarms (you can also silence alarms from your phone). There is also a nice very solid mounting plate with mounting holes for probably every international junction box imaginable as well as some sheetrock screws if you are installing it in bare sheetrock and a few extra wire-nuts if you need those.
The units come with batteries pre-installed... and my understanding is those batteries are good for at least a year or two at which time Nest will warn you that you need to replace them... and it won't do it at 4 in the morning!
Do NOT remove the battery activation tab until you are ready to program the Nest Protects! The Protects get programmed BEFORE you install them on the ceiling. This is probably a common source of confusion for home owners since there are numerous little warning tabs/paper trying to warn you against physically installing it before activating it!
Here's how I installed my 8 units in a relatively short amount of time (90 minutes total) with some tips that might help you out.
Step 1. Take the wrapping off ALL of your Protects boxes. Label each box with a pen for what room/location it is going in. Stack them all up on your left. Sit in a nice clean area (a large table works well). Your not-yet-programmed Protects are on your left, your workspace and mobile device is in the middle and your already programmed protects are on your right... make sure you know your wifi network name & password as well as your mobile having a good solid charge (you're going to be at this for a while).
Step 2. Fire up the Nest app, create an account if needed (I already had one for my thermostat).
Step 3. Choose "add product" and then choose add Protect.
Step 4. Using the mobile app (you need to have a smart phone made in the last 3-4 years or use a PC and type codes in) you scan the QR code on the back of the protect. Don't pull the tab to turn on the protect until instructed! After scanning the QR code, turning on the protect, setting language to English, the app will walk you through the next steps including putting in wi-fi password, setting a location for the device, etc. This all takes at least a couple of minutes, if it sits there for 90 seconds don't give up, it's still working and everything should be fine. The app will want to do a self test of this 1st Protect... this is LOUD so you might want to walk it outside while it is counting down from 10 to start the self test. The app will tell you when setup is done and the Nest Protect will flash to let you know it's programmed. If it is the wired version it will also alert you that it is on battery.
Step 5. Keep this 1st Protect out of the box, it will be used to speed up install of the rest of your units.
Step 6. If adding additional Protect devices it is important to choose "add another Protect" as this will save you valuable time.
Step 7. You will be instructed to scan the QR code of the next Protect and then push the button on the 1st protect to wake it up. Don't pull the tab to turn on the 2nd protect until the app is connected or connecting to the 1st device... you can cheat a bit and pull the tab and choose English language about 30 seconds before the app says to do this and install will go fine... if doing many Protects this saves a bit of time. The Protects don't need Wi-fi to communicate with each other which is why this works... they will use their own wireless to talk to each other and the 1st one you set up can give settings and account info to the other ones.
Step 8. Put this 2nd Protect back in its labeled box, move it to the right and go on to your next device. Keep repeating Step 6-7 for each additional Protect you have until all of them are programmed. Once done with all programming move on to physical activation by choosing not to add any more Protects from the app.
Important!! Keep the plastic dust cover on your Protects until just before you physically connect it! This will prevent dust/debris from the ceiling from getting into the detector and possibly causing some kind of problem while you are in the process of mucking around at the ceiling doing the wiring.
Step 9. Turn off AC breaker to your wired detectors (if your house is newer they are probably all on a single circuit breaker)... remove the old protector and mounting plate and disconnect its wiring harness. Cap the red/signal wire, the Protect doesn't need it. Connect the white/black lead to the Nest wiring harness. Install the new mounting plate.... this is a bit tricky because there are no labels on the plate and its not clear which holes line up with US electrical boxes (pro tip, it's the second most mounting holes from the outside of the plate... use opposing corners of mounting holes for a proper fit). Push all wiring other than the new connector back into the box.
Step 10. Connect the newly installed connector to the Nest for that location. Tap the button one time to verify that the detector you are installing is the correct one for that location (you labeled your boxes right?)
Step 11. Line up the plastic ring on the mounting plate with the round detent on the Protect. Push slightly as you rotate it and it will lock into place... you are only allowed about 90 degrees to turn the Nest so you might not be able to get the Nest "label" on the button of the protector oriented exactly as you like... it would be nice if Nest let this part rotate freely so that OCD types (me) could get it aligned as they'd like with less effort.
Step 12. Repeat above for all detectors and once ALL of them are installed turn your breaker back on.
Step 13. Go get a beer. It will take a full minute or two for the Protect 2s to recognize power is connected.... you will notice that a tiny green light comes on when it has AC power for a solid minute or two.
Step 14. Tap the test button on any one of the Protects and tap it again to initiate a self-test. This is the cool part as all detectors will now test in sequence without you having to run around with a broom testing each one of them individually.
Step 15. You should also now see that the Protects are showing up green on your mobile app.
That's my detailed write-up of installation. If it seems too hard (it's not, assuming you can turn a screwdriver, stand on a ladder and understand electrical basics) you can hire a pro... Nest provides info on how to get in touch with one on a flyer in the box.
So why 4 stars? A couple of minor things. First off these detectors cost over double what other decent detectors cost. Personally I think a more reasonable price for these would be $79. Certainly Nest should offer a smoke only detector at a slightly lower cost for locations that can't/don't require CO detectors. There are other minor things I think could be improved.... the square design is a pain in the neck to get aligned properly so that it doesn't look crooked on a ceiling... while this won't bother everyone it will annoy enough of us that we will keep mentioning it.
Currently Nest does not offer the ability to customize the Protect settings on individual devices. Want the audio test sounds in all rooms other than the room the baby sleeps in? Too bad. Want some way of individualizing Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2 in the software so you know which one has a problem? Tough. Nest should step up here as they surely know that many homes are going to need a pile of these things and they aren't exactly cheap.
My final reason at this time for knocking a star is that a lot of Nest Protect gen 1 owners are left in a lurch... Nest is not offering them discounted Protect 2s and the Protect 1 is prone to false alarms and failures. While I was confident enough in the design of the Protect 2 to spend a whopping $794 on eight of them Nest has left a bad taste in many peoples mouths by not addressing 1st gen problems. If similar problems were to occur several years down the road with the Protect 2 I similarly don't expect much from Nest in the way of a real resolution... even though Nest has been acquired by Google they are the new kid on the block.... they should be really stepping up for their customers instead of responding to negative comments about Protect 1 with "contact customer support".
All in all I think that this is a great product that is pricey for what it is. Definitely though it has numerous advantages over traditional smoke/CO detectors and if you think those advantages outweigh the added cost I can certainly recommend it.
I've uploaded a basic video of everything that you get and a sound test. Before you install it, scan the QR code on the bottom. I had to take mine down after I got it all situated. If you're slightly OCD the square shape can be annoying to get leveled out on the ceiling. I got it setup and it's now part of my home automation.
Note: This is still an early review and I can't really judge it until I've used it. I'll keep updating as I come across any annoyances or tests. I won't be starting a fire on purpose to see if the silence works.
Update 7/17 - So one day in and no problems. At first I didn't think the night light would work very well but in the dark it provides just the perfect amount of light. It lights up the hallway just enough to see but no more. I haven't started any fires yet so I still haven't tested the silencing or alarm itself aside from the actual test button. The important thing is that there haven't been any false alarms, yet. Also the wired version still comes with batteries so the testing can be done when you have it unplugged and it will still work if the electricity goes out.
Update 7/21: I'm going to bump this product up to 5 stars. I've had no problem with it. The app works well and I can check on the protect if I need to. It will give you a green flash to let it know it's batteries are still good and it's monthly self checks are reassuring. Hopefully this never has to go off for real but I'm confident it would alert me and get me out of there.
Update 8/4: Last night I was cooking up a delicious meal and I had enough smoke to trigger the alarm. When it first noticed the smoke it gave a verbal warning that it detected smoke and would sound the alarm soon. My phone also buzzed with the notification. I quickly opened the app and was able to silence the alarm. The Protect kept its yellow ring until the smoke cleared. Once the smoke cleared my phone buzzed and showed me that the smoke had cleared. It also provides a nice log of when and what happened. I am still very impressed by the Protect and it does everything that I want it to.
Update 9/17: I still have no complaints from this little guy. My favorite features is silencing the alarm from the app and the path lighting. Just last night the power went out and it told me "Heads up, the power is out." I fully recommend this product.