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# 210254 19-Mar-2017 22:24
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Hi There!

 

We have a 2 Story house with 5 Bedrooms, 4 on 1 level upstairs and 1 downstairs. 

 

We bought 2 Nest Protects and I am thinking the most economical and sensible use of them is going to be the downstairs and Upstairs hallway Ceiling. 

 

The 3 Rooms used for sleeping are on the top level 2 at the opposite ends of that upstairs hallway and one very near the master at the end of the hallway. 

 

Seem reasonable? 

 

We still have 3 of the old detectors that are huge and round and 2 of the new generation smaller cavius ones.


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  # 1744342 20-Mar-2017 10:54
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In an ideal world you have an alarm in each bedroom, and each hallway, and living rooms. I don't know what the protect gives you that a standard smoke detector doesn't, but hallway placement for them sounds reasonable to me. Legally you don't need one in each bedroom in your situation, just within 3m of the bedroom door, with a minimum of one per floor. You sound more than covered.


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  # 1746018 22-Mar-2017 19:33
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Would be interested to hear your experience in a couple of months





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  # 1770916 26-Apr-2017 21:18
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Well, they are installed and working. I quite like them. I paid around $100 each for them. I installed one in the upstairs hallway, and one in the downstairs hallway. 

 

They have a couple of interesting features. A night light which is very dim but provides JUST enough light to see. If you turn out all the lights, it does a full self-test and then pulses a green light, very reassuring.

 

They aren't the most subtle devices in the world but I don't notice them as much any-more.  We showed our kids the promo video for them. My son, a natural worrier seems much happier knowing they are in the house. He likes to login to the app and see that it checked the self-test every day and they are all working.

 

They supplement our other smoke detectors so I am not that worried if they meet the NZ recommended standards, though I imagine they would. 

 

Do I think they are $100 worth? I guess so. I would hope next gen ones are smaller. I paid $50 for the cavius ones, and they are probably $50 better than that because we can monitor them and they will alert us etc. Night light etc is quite handy, esp since I was looking for a solution for that anyway.

 

 


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  # 1784793 19-May-2017 15:37
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Where did you get them for $100?

 

I'm very interested in these things, but I think the expiration is going to be a deal breaker. Why couldn't they give them modular/user replaceable sensor units? I'm not keen on the idea of paying $180 per unit for devices that I have to toss in 7 years. Even if I could get them for $100 I'd think twice.




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  # 1784802 19-May-2017 15:54
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Oubadah:

 

Where did you get them for $100?

 

I'm very interested in these things, but I think the expiration is going to be a deal breaker. Why couldn't they give them modular/user replaceable sensor units? I'm not keen on the idea of paying $180 per unit for devices that I have to toss in 7 years. Even if I could get them for $100 I'd think twice.

 

 

 

 

We love our ones. They were on Special for $75 USD. I would have bought more but I felt my mule was already overloaded with other things for me :) 

 

They are expensive, but the night light feature alone has been awesome. The green light reassuring us a self-check has been done when all the lights go out, and the audible weekly alarms it warns me about on my smartphone and then reports back, is worth $100 over 7 years. 

 

My Son is pretty Anxious about things like home fires, this gives him a great deal of reassurance.

 

 


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  # 1784852 19-May-2017 16:31
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Yeah, I have a couple in my place.  I particularly like the networking aspect and the result that the units can the announce the "heads up, smoke detected in <blah> room" warning ... 


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networkn:

 

 

 

We love our ones. They were on Special for $75 USD. I would have bought more but I felt my mule was already overloaded with other things for me :) 

 

They are expensive, but the night light feature alone has been awesome. The green light reassuring us a self-check has been done when all the lights go out, and the audible weekly alarms it warns me about on my smartphone and then reports back, is worth $100 over 7 years. 

 

My Son is pretty Anxious about things like home fires, this gives him a great deal of reassurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do the US one work on 230V?


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