Nest Halts Smoke Detector Sales Because Incredibly Convenient Feature Could Delay Alarm

Nest Halts Smoke Detector Sales Because Incredibly Convenient Feature Could Delay Alarm

If you like to cook, you probably know the hassle of flailing around with a towel, trying to quiet a smoke detector that has misinterpreted smoke from fat drippings as a sign of a dangerous fire. One of the big selling points of Nest’s recently released Protect smoke detectors is that they can be silenced with a wave of the hand. However, it’s this very convenient feature that has caused the company to stop selling new Protects pending a fix. [More]