Nest Protect Smoke DetectorNest, the tech company that brought you the digital thermostat for home climate control, is now setting their sights on the smoke detector. With Nest Protect they are hoping to revolutionize a product that has long since remained the same.

The smoke detector hasn’t made a whole lot of progress, as far as updates go. Surprising, given the fact that every homeĀ  and business is required to have one to remain up to safety codes.

CEO Tony Fadell, once an engineer at Apple who brought you the iPod, agrees. He has already tackled the thermostat, providing a digital dial that can be set for time away and monitored from your computer or mobile device. It even logs energy requirements based on user, finding ways to lessen the amount of energy used by each household.

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