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Nest Protect smart smoke alarm back on sale – with a price cut

The Nest Protect smart smoke alarm is back on sale at a discounted price. 

Originally retailing for £109, you can now snap up a brand new Nest Protect for £89 – £20 off the original price. 

The connected alarm, designed to monitor and report on smoke and carbon monoxide levels in the home, was withdrawn from sale earlier this year after a fault was discovered. 

Nest Protect smart smoke alarm back on sale - with a price cut
Nest Protect smart smoke alarm back on sale – with a price cut

It was found that the potentially life-saving sensors could be easily disabled with an accidental wave of a hand. The Google-owned smart home company promptly withdrew Nest Protect from sale in April and issued an update which deactivated the over-sensitive motion detector.  

Nest says that the Nest Wave feature, which lets you turn the alarm off with a wave, will return to the Nest Protect once it can distinguish between intentional hand gestures and other movement more accurately. 

According to a white paper produced by Nest, almost one million households across the US, UK and Canada being exposed to high, potentially fatal levels of carbon monoxide every year. 

Nest Protect will alert you via a mobile app if dangerous levels of carbon monoxide or if smoke from a fire is detected. 

The Nest Protect alarm is available to buy now in black or white. You can get either a battery-powered model, or a mains-powered version for £89. 

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