COMPARISON: First Alert One Link Wi-Fi Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector versus Nest Protect 2nd Gen Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm

When the Nest Protect 2nd generation device was revealed in the summer of 2015 it was improving upon an already great device.  With no real competition to speak of I didn’t bother taking photos of my purchase, because there wasn’t really anything to compare it to for blog comparison purposes.  But now that the HomeKit-enabled First Alert DC10-500 One Link Wi-Fi Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector has arrived, let’s see how it stacks up against the Nest Protect 2nd Gen Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

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FIRE! or Why Nest Protect devices are in my future

Earlier this evening I got the phone call every home owner dreads.  It was my alarm monitoring company informing me of a fire alarm triggered at our home.  Nobody was home or in harms way.  But as we were over 30-minutes away we worried not knowing if our house was burning down!

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