Computer Cents:The Smart Home

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Home automation and smart home technology can make your home more efficient and easy to control. Smart home technologies have become part of the “internet of things” and with Google’s recent acquisition of Nest we can expect to see significant innovations in the smart home market.

Why Nest? The Nest Protect Motto says it all: Safety shouldn’t be annoying.

We have all experienced it. That annoying low-battery chirp that 9 times out of 10 wakes you from a dead sleep. Why is it that the smoke alarm battery inevitably runs low in the middle of the night? Then it happens…in your half-awake stupor, you rip it from the wall with intentions of re-hanging it in the morning. More times than not, you forget to replace the batteries and re-hang it and then there you are with no warning system should a fire break out in your home. This annoyance has now become a safety issue.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost two-thirds of home fire deaths happened in homes with no smoke alarm or no working smoke alarm.

The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm comes without that annoying chirp or the threat of false alarms. It’s unique structure and settings give you quiet, visual low-battery reminders and allow you to relay to the alarm when the smoke is from that burning grilled cheese versus an actual fire. Its remote features also allow you to manage your alarm and receive alerts via your smartphone.

The Nest device gives you all the protection and security you need, without the annoyances. You can get yours today at: https://nest.com/. And, look no further than Future Shop and Best Buy to find an extensive array of ready to use smart home tools and devices.

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