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04-04-2014, 01:08 AM #1
Nest Protect Sales Halted While Issue Is Being Sorted Out
It has been announced recently by Google-owned smart home firm Nest, that sales of the Protect Smoke + CO Alarm has been suspended. It has been reported that the productís built-in convenience feature has a possible safety risk.
Protectís ĎNest Waveí is a function that turns the alarm off by just waving your hand but it has been reported that it may be unintentionally activated. When this happens, in a case of a real fire, an alert could be delayed. A letter was posted onto Nestís website and cofounder and ex Apple executive Tony Fadeli stated the following:
We identified this problem ourselves and are not aware of any customers who have experienced this, but the fact that it could even potentially happen is extremely important to me and I want to address it immediately.
We feel that the best and safest thing to do is to immediately disable the Nest Wave feature to resolve the issue and remove any safety concerns. While we fix Nest Wave, we have also halted sales of all new Nest Protect alarms to ensure no one buys an alarm that needs an immediate update.
04-04-2014, 05:44 AM #2
Attention readers: you can purchase a smoke detector that works reliably for $10 or less. You don't need an iphone enabled smoke detector. Stop trying to keep up with the Jones family already. If you have an extra $100 burning a hole in your pocket go donate it to a shelter and feed 50 people for the day instead.
04-04-2014, 05:57 AM #3
04-04-2014, 06:01 AM #4
ExNavy, I agree with you in regards to the cost. But I just bought a home and the first thing I did was replaced the smoke detectors which are visible when you had people visit with the nest one. Think about it you try to make your house look modem in the inside and them you have this ugly thing hanging in the ceiling. I also bought the nest thermostat which paired with the nest protect senses if there is people home to adjust your AC usage and save on energy.
04-04-2014, 06:02 AM #5
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04-04-2014, 06:27 AM #6
04-04-2014, 06:49 AM #7
Lol the fu**ing arrogance is amazing on this forums, you'd think they are all 5 year olds by the way they talk. Its humorous. And hes right. Sorry the rest of you idiots spent an extra $100 so you can wave at a alarm. And even if thats the case, idunno why you need to shi* on the guy, "Perhaps you should have taken your own advice before you bought your iPhone. A reliable phone can be purchased for much less." Well Perhaps you should take my advice and STFU, Good day sir.
04-04-2014, 07:01 AM #8
You guys are too funny i earn my money and therfore i choose how to spend it if i want a $100 smoke detector and can afford it after all my bills are paid i will get one tired of supporting thoes who choose not to support themselves.
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04-04-2014, 07:08 AM #9
04-04-2014, 07:17 AM #10
No those people die not because the alarm doenst work.. its because they dont test them x2 a year and change the battery..
04-04-2014, 07:30 AM #11
04-04-2014, 08:29 AM #12
Umm this thread took a left turn. Lol.
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04-07-2014, 08:16 AM #16
Innovation does not seem to include logic sometimes. Flaws in such an important product cause a much bigger splash than a battery powered battery charger or DVD rewinder. Doesn't it feel like they started with a sexy casing, LED, speaker, WLAN and only at the end stuck in the sensors.
But seriously, what DID they test prior to releasing their product? The LED functionality? WLAN range? WAF (Woman acceptance Factor)?