Smoke alarms have been required in homes, apartment buildings, and offices for many years. Regulations on carbon monoxide detectors are far more recent, but it’s vital to know whether a potential carbon monoxide leak could make your family members sick. The people at Nest, the same company that brought us the Nest Learning Thermostat, recognized a need for a combination smoke detector and CO detector and created a product that alerts you to danger in a unique way that helps you to feel that your home is protected no matter where you are.
We’ll look at the many benefits of integrated fire alarms and CO detectors in this guide, but be sure to call on a professional for installation. At FB Electrical Services, we’ll make sure that the unit is installed in the most accurate location for smoke and CO detection, that all of the electrical components are working properly, and that the detectors in each room are interconnected.
- Speaks in a clear voice – According to studies, children can sleep through a beeping alarm. Nest Protect speaks in a clear voice to better alert everyone in the home to an emergency.
- Remembers what room it’s in – The Nest Protect unit knows which room it’s located in. It tells you where the smoke is and what the emergency is (smoke or carbon monoxide). All of the detectors in each room are interconnected, so you can hear about the emergency in any room.
- Alerts you on your phone – Not only can you hear about an emergency in any room; you can also find out about an emergency when you’re away from home by installing an application on your smart phone and/or tablet. The app also lets you create an emergency escape plan and family meeting point, store emergency numbers, and it offers you helpful tips to follow in an emergency.
- Checks its batteries – Like any smoke detector, Nest Protect alerts you when the batteries are low. But instead if beeping endlessly, the unit glows yellow at night if something’s wrong, so you don’t have to pull out the batteries to get some sleep at night. Simply press the button and it tells you what the problem is (low batteries, faulty sensors, or the WIFI has been down for too long).
Call FB Electrical Services today to get installation from professionals in Boston who will connect and test your integrated smoke and CO detector so you can have peace of mind whether you’re home or not.