PRO­TECT AND CON­NECT WITH MORE GEAR

Some smart home recipes that work with Nest

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POWER PLUGS

If your Pro­tect de­tects a car­bon monox­ide build-up, it can tell your Belkin WeMo switches to turn your ap­pli­ances off, in case they’re the cause. That’s espe­cially handy if your WeMo is con­nected to an elec­tirc heater, but it could also be use­ful to turn off your stereo to alert you to a prob­lem.

SMART LIGHT­ING

When the Pro­tect de­tects a smoke emer­gency, your Philips Hue or LIFX lights will flash red to help warn you, then stay red, which helps cut through the smoke. They’ll do this even when turned off in the mid­dle of the night, so you eas­ily see your es­cape route.

IN­TER­NET CAM­ERAS

If you have a Nest Cam as well as a Pro­tect, your cam­era will kick into life when smoke is de­tected, send­ing you a video clip along with the smoke no­ti­fi­ca­tion. So if you’re away from home, you can see that it’s just the kids burn­ing the toast in­stead of hav­ing to call 000.

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