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Consumers: Nest Protect Smoke Detectors Prone to False Alarms

Reviews for Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarms have not been favorable, with consumers claiming the devices are prone to false alarms that cannot be turned off. One customer said the smoke detector…


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Reviews for Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarms have not been favorable, with consumers claiming the devices are prone to false alarms that cannot be turned off. One customer said the smoke detector failed to go off when an actual fire occurred. SSI Staff · February 17, 2015

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