Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


BDFL - Memuneh
60605 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11541

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 224071 1-Nov-2017 10:03
Send private message

Nest is making the following products available in New Zealand:

 

  • Nest Protect
  • Nest Cam Indoor
  • Nest Cam Outdoor
  • Nest Cam IQ Indoor
  • Nest Aware

No thermostat in the local lineup. Available via retail, online or through Meridian Energy.

 

 





View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
3890 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 480

Trusted

  Reply # 1893512 1-Nov-2017 10:29
7 people support this post
Send private message

Boo.  Thermostat or GTFO





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


3931 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 660

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1893867 1-Nov-2017 21:11
One person supports this post
Send private message

These products sound pretty cool, but the security cameras must consume a lot of broadband traffic if they are constantly recording and uploading footage. From a brief look at the web site it wasn't clear to me whether it is possible to configure them so that they only record when motion is detected.


Aussie
4187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1179

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1893939 1-Nov-2017 22:05
2 people support this post
Send private message

I've spent months trying to talk the Mrs into a $190 smoke detector... I scored outdoor cameras because of the dogs, I've managed 14 Hue lights by starting on the cheaper Osram product that failed, I've managed a Google Home and now 2 Minis (because one was delivered late), I got away with the Ring doorbell because of ebay deliveries, I've updated the Harmony remote to Hub and Companion (she hates touchscreen remotes), the Sony 4K TV, the Yamaha AVR, the FetchTV... Nearly even pulled off a z-wave controller and in-wall switch for a kitchen flouro...

 

BUT $190 on a smoke detector is Nucking Futs according to her. :(


2436 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286

Trusted

  Reply # 1893992 2-Nov-2017 01:23
Send private message

Looking at their website, the Nest Outdoor has its power cable coming out of the outside front of the camera. What would prevent the burglar from hiding his face at the beginning (assuming they see the camera a mile away) then cutting that wire and continue on what they were doing?




3890 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 480

Trusted

  Reply # 1893999 2-Nov-2017 06:12
One person supports this post
Send private message

I’d agree with your wife. The only reason I’d spend more than $20 on a smoke detector is for hard wired ones to my alarm.




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


2712 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1006

Subscriber

  Reply # 1894044 2-Nov-2017 09:12
One person supports this post
Send private message

No surprises that the thermostat is not sold locally. As very few NZ houses have central heating. And even fewer again have central heating that uses 24V control wiring.

It would be a support nightmare trying to sell nest thermostats in NZ.





177 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1894339 2-Nov-2017 17:16
Send private message

Nice to know that Nest have finally launched in New Zealand and PBTech even have stock of some of their products.

 

Already got two Nest smoke alarms. Both are the wired variety (not the battery only version) and I had to order them from Amazon.co.uk to be sure that they would work on 240volts. Having them glowing in the dark providING enough light to find the bathroom in the middel of the night is a luxury that money can't buy.

 

Hopefully, some of the other home automation products like Amazon Alexa & Samsung Smartthings will be available soon too.  


13988 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1763


  Reply # 1894340 2-Nov-2017 17:19
Send private message

rogercruse:

 

Nice to know that Nest have finally launched in New Zealand and PBTech even have stock of some of their products.

 

Already got two Nest smoke alarms. Both are the wired variety (not the battery only version) and I had to order them from Amazon.co.uk to be sure that they would work on 240volts. Having them glowing in the dark providING enough light to find the bathroom in the middel of the night is a luxury that money can't buy.

 

Hopefully, some of the other home automation products like Amazon Alexa & Samsung Smartthings will be available soon too.  

 

 

 

 

The the smoke alarms comply with current NZ standards though, with a hush button etc? I recall that was a concern some people mentioned previously


86 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 58


Reply # 1894521 3-Nov-2017 08:27
One person supports this post
Send private message

blakamin:

 

BUT $190 on a smoke detector is Nucking Futs according to her. :(

 

 

She's not wrong! laughing


5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1929932 5-Jan-2018 16:16
Send private message

I've been using a US Nest for years. No problems.


Webhead
2004 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 630

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1929959 5-Jan-2018 16:30
One person supports this post
Send private message

blakamin:

 

BUT $190 on a smoke detector is Nucking Futs according to her. :(

 

 

Most people think that way, unfortunately. (Sold smoke detectors and other safety products for more than a decade, so know a thing or two about that).

 

Think about the other things you use money on, you mentioned a few of them. What is expensive is usually a relative thing. My take on it: The most important safety equipment you will ever (hopefully for you) buy, is a smoke detector. They are there to wake you up and get you out of the house if a fire starts in the night, and it is literally a life insurance.

 

Most people buy the cheapest smoke detector they can find. and a lot of them never change the battery in the one they have bought - or end up taking it down because they get false alarms from the ionization smoke alarm all the time. And they don't realise that the ionization smoke detector can't warn you of a smouldering fire that could kill you with poisonous gasses.

 

With that in mind $190 doesn't seem like a lot for a smoke detector that will talk to the other smoke detectors in the house, and tell you where in your house the fire has been detected. All without a lot of false alarms and (with the wired version) without having to make sure the battery is changed as often as with a regular battery powered smoke detector.

 

Even if you can't afford a $190 smoke alarm like the Nest, getting good quality smoke alarms like the Cavius ones is a good way to stay protected, and if you have a large house or several levels, having wireless interconnected smoke detectors will make you a lot safer.

 

 

 

Rant over. Sorry, just a little trigger here ;)





Webhead
2004 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 630

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1929961 5-Jan-2018 16:38
One person supports this post
Send private message

Just a follow up:

 

The Cavius wireless smoke detector (photoelectric) is $65 at Bunnings and Mitre10. I see Mitre10 is 50 cents more expensive, so I guess there is a chance of a 15% discount if you go to Mitre10 and show them the Bunnings price.

 

Links:

 

Cavius wireless smoke detector @ Mitre10
Cavius wireless smoke detector @ Bunnings

 

 

 

Disclaimer: I am part owner of the Norwegian importer/distributor of the Cavius smoke detectors. I get no money from any units sold outside of Norway, so don't have a direct conflict of interest. But thought I should mention it for full transparency.





3339 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 450


  Reply # 1930984 5-Jan-2018 18:56
2 people support this post
Send private message

blakamin:

 

I've spent months trying to talk the Mrs into a $190 smoke detector... I scored outdoor cameras because of the dogs, I've managed 14 Hue lights by starting on the cheaper Osram product that failed, I've managed a Google Home and now 2 Minis (because one was delivered late), I got away with the Ring doorbell because of ebay deliveries, I've updated the Harmony remote to Hub and Companion (she hates touchscreen remotes), the Sony 4K TV, the Yamaha AVR, the FetchTV... Nearly even pulled off a z-wave controller and in-wall switch for a kitchen flouro...

 

BUT $190 on a smoke detector is Nucking Futs according to her. :(

 

 

 

 

The struggle truly is real.


Aussie
4187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1179

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1931003 5-Jan-2018 19:31
Send private message

jarledb:

 

Think about the other things you use money on, you mentioned a few of them. What is expensive is usually a relative thing. My take on it: The most important safety equipment you will ever (hopefully for you) buy, is a smoke detector. They are there to wake you up and get you out of the house if a fire starts in the night, and it is literally a life insurance.

 

 

 

 

Half the reason she doesn't want to spend $$$ on a smoke alarm is the fact our house has 7 already. 3 of which are new 10 year products. (1 in every bedroom, 1 in hallway, 1 in lounge, 1 in family room and one in the  kitchen. 3brm 120sqm house)

 

 

 

Australia has had smoke alarm rules in rentals for years (we rented this place before we bought it).

 

 

 

You can rant to us all you want, still not buying a $170 smoke alarm.


Aussie
4187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1179

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1931004 5-Jan-2018 19:33
Send private message

Dunnersfella:

 

blakamin:

 

I've spent months trying to talk the Mrs into a $190 smoke detector... I scored outdoor cameras because of the dogs, I've managed 14 Hue lights by starting on the cheaper Osram product that failed, I've managed a Google Home and now 2 Minis (because one was delivered late), I got away with the Ring doorbell because of ebay deliveries, I've updated the Harmony remote to Hub and Companion (she hates touchscreen remotes), the Sony 4K TV, the Yamaha AVR, the FetchTV... Nearly even pulled off a z-wave controller and in-wall switch for a kitchen flouro...

 

BUT $190 on a smoke detector is Nucking Futs according to her. :(

 

 

 

 

The struggle truly is real.

 

 

 

 

That's what my wallet says too!

 

 

 

Now up to 3 minis and 2 GHs, and BT tap timers for irrigation.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.