Is It Better? The Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector – Things You Need To Know!

Is It Better? The Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector – Things You Need To Know!

What’s the difference between a $20 and $130 smoke detector? How do smoke detectors even work and whats the best type of smoke detector for your home? I discuss those points and review the Nest Protect, a “smart” smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

We take a look at the Nest Protect Gen 2 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector and a standard First Alert Smoke Detector to find out which is better and why the standard smoke detectors fail far in advance of their expected life cycle. We also take a look at some really awesome features the Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector offers over a standard Smoke Detector and things you need to know about smoke detectors in general.

Nest Protect (1-Unit)

Nest Protect (3-Pack)

First Alert Smoke Detector

Other Devices to Consider
OneLink Alexa Enabled Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

Kiddie Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

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  1. John Green on June 26, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Most alarms nowadays have a built-in end of life cycle alarm. Even though smoke alarms have a 10 year life cycle, CO has a 8 year cycle, you can expect to replace this unit every 8 years as it will chirp twice every 60 seconds.
    These are pretty pricey especially if you own a 3 or 4 storey home which you are required to have on each storey. New home construction requires one in every bedroom as well so that can be very costly.
    The idea is good but they need to affordable to everyone. As for wireless there are other options out there that is more affordable than these.
    Not sure if this system allows the batteries to be monitored by the app but these take 6 double A batteries and that will be expensive if for multiple units annually.
    I agree on the short life span on the standard ones as I get called out to investigate nuisance alarms and have to advise them that they need to replace relatively new units.
    As a techy I like the integration with other systems like shutting down HVAC systems to stop smoke and fire spread throughout the home.

  2. jenn jenn on June 26, 2021 at 12:28 am


  3. David Pagell on June 26, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Wow you have a lot of Nests!!! Do I hear giveaway?? Lol.

  4. V1 2020 on June 26, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Omnieshield are you ultimate bet!!!

  5. The Buzz on June 26, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Are you a Nest Protect user? How has the unit performed for you? Are you Happy with the purchase? If you are NOT a Nest Protect user what are your thoughts after seeing this video? Are you going to look and make sure that you have the right units in the right rooms? There are so many things that I didn’t even know about smoke detectors, such as the different sensors that are used and that it does matter which unit should be placed in what room. I am so happy that I purchased the Nest Protect and cant wait to do a follow up video on the install and all the cool features.

  6. Zannatul Chowdhury on June 26, 2021 at 12:48 am


  7. TX Redbeard on June 26, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Thank you for your time and information! Not many recent reviews of the Nest Protect. I am looking to put this in my camper because my dogs can not handle the ear piercing beeps of typical units and it would give me piece of mind getting an alert on my phone when I’m away. I didn’t understand clearly; Does it ONLY give that pleasant voice notification or does it beep as well.. Also, is there a subscription involved or just the free app for notifications? Thank you!

  8. Andrew Breeden on June 26, 2021 at 12:52 am

    This video was very informative and exactly what I was hoping to find out. Thanks, keep up the good work!

  9. kimchee94112 on June 26, 2021 at 12:55 am

    My hard wired detector is over 40 years old and going strong. I am replacing it with a smoke/CO detector that could carry on a conversation and stream music.

  10. S F on June 26, 2021 at 12:56 am

    I am not sure about the math getting to $270 for 3 $20 detectors and those First Alert detectors have a 10-year warranty. Have you mentioned you get paid from affiliate links? Nest Protect is not a bad product but be honest in the review, please.

  11. jebril on June 26, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Things I like about the Nest from an actual practical point of view….

    You can have some peace of mind if a fire breaks out in your house and you aren’t around you will know about it. (For any reason)
    You can silence the thing without having to get a ladder….

    Things I hate about the Nest….
    The Nest App…it’s awful
    There is NO Google Home integration with this device. IE you can’t use the Google Home app, you can’t set up routines based around this device, you can’t do voice controls with this device through your assistant.

    It’s basically a smart dumb smoke detector and kind of over priced. But just for the peace of mind and convenience it’s nice….who knows how having more and more Wifi and Bluetooth signals flying around the house will affect you though.

  12. HSO Trpl-J3 on June 26, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Are u sponsored by nest??

  13. lizard944 on June 26, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Too much preamble. Get on with it! Geez.

  14. Robert Jory on June 26, 2021 at 1:03 am

    If the Nest is brand new how would you know the detector battery will last any longer?

  15. LtColVenom on June 26, 2021 at 1:05 am

    That’s more a Nest advert than anything else. It’s full of misdirection.
    – lithium battery is not the reason why most of the ordinary detectors fails. It’s not relevant to complain you can’t change the battery because chances are they are still ok.
    – Most companies will honor the 10-year warranty on these devices for free, making the ‘economics’ argument invalid.
    – Carbon monoxide sensors are useless unless you have a source of gas combustible in your house (a garage with a running car in it, a gas-powered appliance).
    – Alarm system daisy chaining is a pointless idea. Useless unless you own a manor that prevent you from hearing a 85db alarm at the other end of the house.
    Never heard of anyone connecting their alarms to each other ever unless it is for showing off.
    – Same as voice description. Who cares if the device try to inform you of the nature of the alarm? It is not like you’ll trust the device to do the investigation on its own.
    – Same as ‘sounding the alarm before other device’ argument. Who cares if it takes one more minute to get the alarm as long as you get it?
    You’d have to sleeping in a kerosene warehouse for it to make a difference.

    Not that I advocate spending less than 50$ on these things. But 120$? Geez! That 600$ for a 5 detectors setup.
    What should drive this purchase is reliability. I was expecting an evaluation of the sensor technology used and the durability of the design (with maybe a teardown).
    Not a rehash of what is written on the NEST box. Got hooked with a click bait again.

  16. Richard Blake on June 26, 2021 at 1:05 am

    BUYER BEWARE – Note that the devices have a maximum usable life of 10-years from date of manufacture. Google Store recently shipped me 3x of these devices that were over 2-years old (i.e. only 8-years of usable life left), yet charged me the full price. This makes the device some 20% more expensive given the shorter lifespan. They said they’d replace them with new units and promptly sent me 3x replacements that were 14-months old! Totally unacceptable and pricing is already considerable. My suggestion is only buy from a store where you can check the serial number (the manufacture date is only printed on the device itself – hidded until you open box). However, the Serial Number tells you when it was manufactured (digits 9&10=Week #, digits 11&12=Year) and a quick way to ensure you’re not paying good money for stock that is well past its ‘sell by date’

  17. JOHN 3:16 on June 26, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Too expensive 1 year warranty for $ 150

  18. GamingNet on June 26, 2021 at 1:08 am

    I have a nest protect! Iā€™m very happy with it!

  19. Christopher Langton on June 26, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Why haven’t you mentioned your sponsorships?

    You’re not exactly promoting a trustworthy channel.

  20. Reddylion on June 26, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Nice !

  21. Will Virella on June 26, 2021 at 1:16 am

    @The Buzz, what kind of batteries can use for the Nest? I’m assuming it’s wireless correct?

  22. leighpritchard1990 on June 26, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Thank you, sold!

  23. Braydon Justice on June 26, 2021 at 1:18 am

    I had five of those first alert alarms that went bad in less than three years and have 4 more that have continuous false alarms. They are absolute garbage.

  24. B C on June 26, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Does the Nest send information to the Cloud or just directly to the gov’t s be they friendly or unfriendly?How much were you paid to make this Infmercial? Doc BC

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