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Life with Nest

Shane’s fiery morning

Nest’s mission is to create a home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it. This series of customer stories reveals what that means in the real world and what it’s like to live a "Life with Nest."

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I want to thank Nest for making the best smoke and CO detector on the market.

Recently, we had a devastating house fire that ended up in a total loss. I was away from home at the time, and the fire started while my family was sleeping around 8:30 a.m. Once the smoke was detected, my family knew exactly which rooms to stay away from and how to safely make their way out of the house.

The Nest Protect smoke alarms gave my family the extra time they needed to get out safely. Without this great technology, this situation could have ended up much worse. All are now safe, including the family dog.

Nest Protect firemen

Something interesting happened later that day. Six hours after the fire trucks left, the internet was still working and I was still getting notices on my phone that there was smoke in the hallway and CO in the kitchen. These things are resilient! They withstood the heat and damage of the fire and were still working in the rubble. Impressive!

Thanks again for saving our lives,