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Nest Protect Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

By WenSue |

Nest-protect smart smoke alarms are specially designed to detect smoke and carbon monoxide in residential areas. The multiple sensors will help you understand what is happening in your flat, and the photoelectric sensor will help you detect slow glowing smoke. The Google nest-protect all in one smoke and carbon monoxide detector are the products that you can rely on for full safety. They come up with multiple features that will further be discussed.

Google Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm

The Google nest protect alarm is the one which senses, thinks, and then alert your phone about any unusual smoke that may be dangerous. The product has been recently redesigned totally which comes with a split-spectrum sensor and is known for its long-lasting life span. It is the first phone alarm that can directly be stopped through one's phone without even requiring extra hardware to do so. 

It has a human-friendly voice, which gives you a warning as soon as it detects even reek of smoke. The alarm can alert you from anywhere in the house and give you directions from where the smoke is coming from (i.e., downstairs, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom). In case there's no one home, the alarm can send a notification alerting you directly at your cell phone. You can test whether all your fears are working fine and get a full report regarding the condition of your house. Every family member can have their nest account, configured with passwords of their own choice.

The split-spectrum sensors use two wavelengths of light to detect both fast and slow-burning fires. The carbon monoxide is a very poisonous gas that neither can be seen nor smelled. Therefore the nest detector comes with a carbon monoxide sensor that can quickly detect noxious smoke and give you an alert. The alarm comes with a steam check sensor that uses a custom algorithm and also a sensor to check humidity and make sure that you enjoy your hot shower without any hindrance.

With the help of the nest app and thread protocol, you can keep an eye on the nest product family such as the smart thermostat, the outdoor and indoor security camera directly from a single app. You can combine your nest protection with your home automation system because the alarm connects with other smart devices. There is widespread integration, which includes the WeMo switch, Amazon Alexa, hue bulb, and whirlpool sharp washer.

Tech Specs

The products which you can rely on when it comes to safety are the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector powered by Google. They function differently from other sensors because they do not release a disturbing sound when triggered. Additionally, you can connect the nest protect to separate smart apps such as Google Home, TP-link smart plugs, and Philips hue light. For making the above apps eligible for support, you need to register under the nest user account and not on the Google assistant account. 

It can be controlled and personalized remotely as per your preference directly from your mobile phone. It detects smoke faster as compared to other photoelectric detectors. It comes with Bluetooth, a low energy notifier, and Wi-Fi. The integrated product comes with a communicating thread and a low power networking technology, which helps to connect more than 250 devices in a single network. Few of the other specifications of the product are listed below:

  • Microphones which functions in all direction.
  • It comes with a 2W speaker.
  • It has a total of six sensors- electrochemical carbon monoxide, split-spectrum, humidity, occupancy, ambient lighting, and heat.
  • Features a secure Wi-Fi connection (802.11) at an astounding 2.4 GHz.
  • Features a wireless internet connection (802.15.4) at an astounding 2.4 GHz.


  • It comes with a wireless connection.
  • Both hard-wired and battery-operated options are available.
  • Uses an eco-friendly and calm voice to give alerts.
  • The industrial-grade smoke sensors have a life-span of about ten decades.
  • The automatic testing enables the product to test itself over a hundred times a day.
  • It comes with a glossy and contemporary look.
  • Merging of the app with other smart devices.


  • The product is costly.
  • It may become outdated in a few years, which will require an upgrade.
  • Problem with troubleshooting and location, including Wi-Fi disconnection.

How to Set Up Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

The installation and set-up take a few minutes. There are two protect options that the company provides, namely the wired set-up and a battery-operated set-up. If you want your alarms to connect directly to wires, then choose the wired 120V option or else select the battery-operated version for wireless set-up. Nest provides an easy step by step manual for installation, protection, and connection to the required app.

To set up and install you need:

  • A stable Wi-Fi connection.
  • A strong Wi-Fi password.
  • A cell phone or a tablet is supporting IOS or android.
  • A screwdriver.

Firstly, you need to screw the base plate into the ceiling, attaching the main body of the smoke alarm directly into the dish. You then need to connect the product using the nest app from your smart-phone. 

You need to make sure that you are aware of the local regulation and the requirements for

installing smoke alarm vary between states and regions. 

We can easily conclude that the nest product proves to be one of the best smoke and carbon monoxide alarm available in the market. It comes with an awe-inspiring technology, untroubled functionality, and multiple combinations. The product is expensive, but if you pay the right amount, then you would be amazed to see how cool the product is, which comes with a 100% guaranteed safety. It becomes essential to have at least one such nest product installed in your apartment. The product not only detects fires but also poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide. It is one of the best detectors keeping you out of danger and alerting you initially before the threat is about to spread.