“It’s a safe bet that Nest CEO Tony Fadell is not too happy with Google staff engineer Brad Fitzpatrick right now,” Brad Reed reports for BGR.
“Fitzpatrick last week posted a video that showed Nest’s Nest Protect smoke alarms badly misbehaving in his home,” Reed reports. “In fact, despite the fact that his house was not on fire, the alarms kept going off and he was unable to find a way to get them to shut up. Fitzpatrick says he posted the video for one reason: To warn people away from buying Nest Protect.”
Reed reports, “‘Do NOT buy a Nest smoke alarm,’ he writes bluntly. ‘They false alarm and are unhushable pieces of crap… This went off in my house all day, annoying my neighbors. When I got the Android notification that my house was burning down I immediately assumed it was false, since my Nests had already cried wolf before. I also checked video cameras and saw my house wasn’t actually burning down, so I stayed at work. My poor neighbors, though.'”
Read more and see the video in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: A Nest is the last smoke alarm you want. You want a quality smoke alarm.
And, Brad, get a real iPhone while you’re at it, too.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “dan” for the heads up.]
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