Nest Labs, Inc has announced new products and features for its range of smart home devices. With these redesigns and new changes, the company is trying to take a step further to its aim of creating a home which can take care of itself and the people residing in there. New products have been launched on one hand and some new features have been added in its existing products. The refresh of the product line includes an updated version of its smoke and carbon monoxide detector, a new live-streaming security camera, new features of the Nest Thermostat and a new app.
- Nest Protect
The Nest Protect, which is a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, has come up with a second version. It is the first alarm which provides a custom, Split-Spectrum Sensor. This sensor detects different types of fires with the use of two wavelengths of light. You can now silence the Nest Protect alarm from your smartphone.
- Nest Cam
The Nest Cam has also undergone changes. The new device has a full high-definition (1080p) video quality, better night vision and alerts and a flexible stand. The Nest Cam can now keep an eye on what people care about, irrespective of their location. Next Cam will be available in Europe from next month.
- Nest Thermostat
The Nest Thermostat can now notify users when temperatures drop. This will help them avoid frozen pipes and add new integrations with other products from Nest.
- Nest App 5.0
All three Nest products can be connected with the Nest 5.0 app, across different platforms. This will be possible for the first time and consumers will find it easy to control and access other Nest products.
Introducing the all-new Nest Protect. New smoke sensor, new safety features & you can hush it from your phone. pic.twitter.com/4dy9knwiVu
— Nest (@nest) June 17, 2015
Tony Fadell, the Nest CEO said “At Nest, we always wanted to build more than a thermostat. Our vision was to create a thoughtful home – a home that takes care of itself and the people in it. Five years later, all the pieces are in place. We’ve built a portfolio of best-in-class products that each stand on their own while doing more together. More than 9,000 developer partners are using the Works with Nest developer program to help seamlessly integrate everything from washers and dryers to cars with our thermostat, smoke alarm and camera. And we’re working with energy and insurance partners to bring more value to our shared customers. Nest products are used in 190+ countries, across multiple platforms, and available wherever people shop. The result? Energy saved, lives spared, and countless memories recorded and shared.”
This change will make adoption of other interconnected devices more common.
— Best Buy (@BestBuy) June 18, 2015
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