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.
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!