Nest, the makers of the arguable most beautiful and easy-to-use thermostat, recently released the next best thing in home safety : their version of a combined smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector that is both beautiful and user friendly. With more and more cities adopting building codes that call for sprinkler systems in newly built residential developments, the push for more aesthetically appealing safety features has been more prominent.
Nest's design has more than looks going for it, rather than the incessant 'beep' of other alarms, this design is connected with your smart phone, sending you message alerts when it's time to change the batteries. Burnt a piece of toast? Set down that old dish rag you're waving. Simply wave your hand at the device to let it know everything is fine. Wondering what happens if there's an emergency while you're sitting on a beach somewhere? Nest has you covered, sending you emergency updates and notices while you're away.
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