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Nest Protect Now Available at AVAD

Reinvented smoke and carbon monoxide alarm offers more features, safety

Los Angeles, Calif. – January 28, 2014 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of custom electronics, has announced that it now offers dealers access to the Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ from Nest Labs, the award winning team behind the Nest® Learning Thermostat™. The breakthrough innovation redefines what people should expect from their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) monitors by eliminating the traditional chirping alarm and communicating intelligently.

According to a study by the National Fire Protection Agency, 73 percent of smoke alarms that failed to activate during home fires had dead, missing or disconnected batteries. Irritating and confusing beeps remain the chief cause of owners disabling their smoke alarms. The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm solves the issue with a voice that identifies where the specific problem is, and allows those nearby to acknowledge the alert with a simple wave of the hand, which prompts the device to quiet down. What’s more, it sends convenient messages to the owner’s phone if the batteries run low, eliminating distracting alerts.

“AVAD is proud to offer Nest products because they give serious thought to the design and improvement of once-forgotten pieces of technology that are now cornerstones of the connected home,” said Hugh Hughes, Director of Merchandising at AVAD. “Nest Labs earned the Consumer Electronics Association’s Best of Innovations Award in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology category for their excellent product development and engineering. The Nest Protect is a revolutionary step forward in home automation and monitoring.”

The Nest Protect monitors multiple criteria in any indoor setting with high quality heat, carbon monoxide and smoke sensors that work together to detect danger. The product’s multiple features and settings can be controlled and monitored directly from the Nest app on iOS, Android and on the web:

  • Nest Wave– No more swinging brooms or towels. Silence alerts with a wave of a hand.
  • Heads-Up– An alert will be sent before the piercing alarm goes off.
  • Receive mobile notifications– When Nest Protect is connected to Wi-Fi, your customer can receive low-battery alerts and alarm notifications on a smartphone or tablet.
  • Silence the chirp– Nest Protect shows you its batteries are good before you doze off.
  • Pathlight– No more stubbed toes. Nest Protect senses movement and lights the way at night.
  • Wireless Interconnect– Every Nest Protect in the home is connected wirelessly, so they’ll all speak up in an emergency to notify where the danger is.
  • Voice alarms for kids– Children can sleep through beeping alarms, so in addition to alarm sounds, Nest Protect speaks in a human voice to help kids wake up and avoid danger.

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About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, AVAD provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses, including the AVAD Mobile smartphone application offering integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

 

About Nest

Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services offerings address home energy consumption, and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ will help keep people safe. Nest products are sold in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, and are installed in more than 90 countries. The Nest Learning Thermostat has helped save more than 1,000,000,000 kWh of energy to date. Nest is privately funded and based in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit nest.com.