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Teardown: Inside Nest Labs' Nest Protect

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12/11/2013  
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naperlou
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Re: good replacement
naperlou   12/11/2013 3:33:51 PM
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Nncy, good points.  With all the processing power they heve in the thing your suggestions should be easy to implement. 

Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   12/11/2013 3:09:50 PM
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I agree naperlou - we usually grab the smoke alarm and remove it from the vicinity until the smoke dissapates when we get smoke from cooking - it would be nice not having to do that.. I wonder if it distinguisheds between a gas leak and a fire in the alarm mode? I would also like to see a battery level autodetect that would send out a signal when the batteries needed to be changed.

naperlou
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naperlou   12/11/2013 12:13:19 PM
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I need this.  We have a smoke detector that is in a bad (good) place to detect smoke from the oven.  Unfortunately, this goes off all the time and you have to blow the smoke away (we usually wave a towel).  I also like the communication options.  This is one useful device and it seems very well made.

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