Nest Protect and Dropcam Pro

nest protectNest Protect – It’s the smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm reinvented to give you more information when you need it most.  Be informed, not alarmed!  Sometimes it’s not enough to get a beep and not know why.  Nest Protect will know what the problem is, whether it’s smoke, low batteries or carbon monoxide, and also let you know WHERE it is coming from.  Not at home?  No worries!  Nest Protect will send a message to your smart phone if the alarm goes off for any reason, or the batteries run low.  Carbon monoxide is odorless, invisible and deadly.  Nest Protect not only alerts you to high levels of CO, but it can also tell you where it is hiding.  It has an early warning feature, so Nest Protect gives you a “heads up” alerting to the danger and where it is.  According to Underwriters Laboratories, “In the 1970’s it would take about 30 minutes for a fire to take over a room.  Today, it can take as little as 5 minutes.”  This means every second counts, so why not have your life depend on a product that will give you as much information as possible?  Nest Protect not only sounds an alarm, but will speak to you in a human voice letting you know of the danger, where it is, and what to do.  Nest Protect can give you a nightly promise since it constantly tests itself, and lets you know that everything is working well by the green glow at night so you can sleep more peacefully.

Dropcam Pro – The perfect solution to watching your home while not actually being there.  With Dropcam Pro, you can see what happens while you’re away.  This device streams HD live video to your computer, phone or tablet, and sends you alerts when there is motion detected.  Find out if the cat really sleeps all day, and if the kids are doing their homework.  Since Dropcam Pro works with Nest, it will automatically turn on alerts when the Nest Thermostat is set to Away, and will save a clip if Nest Protect detects smoke or carbon monoxide.  Dropcam Pro has 130 degree field of view, so you can use one camera to capture an entire room without ever having to pan or zoom.  It also has a unique built-in microphone and speaker so you can communicate with pets or people in the room via online streaming.  No worries about not being able to see at night since this camera also has night vision.  Dropcam Pro works with Nest, so you can set your camera to turn on and off based on the time of day, or your location.  Another great feature is the ability to save and share footage with the optional Cloud Recording service.  You can keep track of important activities, and create custom alerts as needed.

Both Nest Protect and Dropcam Pro are two important additions to the Nest Thermostat.  The peace of mind these products will give you is priceless!