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Topic # 224071 1-Nov-2017 10:03
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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.

 

 





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  Reply # 1893512 1-Nov-2017 10:29
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Boo.  Thermostat or GTFO





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  Reply # 1893867 1-Nov-2017 21:11
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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.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1893939 1-Nov-2017 22:05
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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. :(


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  Reply # 1893992 2-Nov-2017 01:23
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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?




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  Reply # 1893999 2-Nov-2017 06:12
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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.




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  Reply # 1894044 2-Nov-2017 09:12
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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.





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  Reply # 1894339 2-Nov-2017 17:16
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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.  


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  Reply # 1894340 2-Nov-2017 17:19
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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


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Reply # 1894521 3-Nov-2017 08:27
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blakamin:

 

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

 

 

She's not wrong! laughing


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