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Technology You don’t have to climb a ladder to change your Nest smoke detector’s Wi-Fi anymore

17:20  11 october  2019
17:20  11 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Nest finally lets you change the Wi - Fi information for Nest Protect smoke detectors from the app. This doesn’ t sound like a big deal — and by all means, it Your 9 smart smoke detector just wouldn’ t connect to the internet. To update a Nest Protect with new Wi - Fi info, you had to get on a ladder

Smart carbon monoxide and smoke detector Nest Protect can be a life saver, but in contrast to regular old 'dumb' smoke alarms , it needs to be connected to Wi - Fi to play to its strengths. The device used to fall short in this regard when you wanted to change your network' s SSID or password: You 'd have to

Nest has given its app a much needed update: it finally lets you change the Wi-Fi information for Nest Protect smoke detectors. The update was spotted by Android Police.

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This feature doesn’t sound like a big deal — and by all means, it shouldn’t be — but it is a big deal because of just how dumb this process was until now. Previously, if you changed your Wi-Fi password, renamed your Wi-Fi network, or bought a new router and did both, there was no simple way to tell the Nest Protect about your Wi-Fi changes. Your $119 smart smoke detector just wouldn’t connect to the internet.

To update a Nest Protect with new Wi-Fi info, you had to get on a ladder, remove the smoke detector from your ceiling, scan a QR code on its base that’s normally hidden against the ceiling, fully set it up again inside the app, and then reinstall it on your ceiling.

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This video tells you how to get your Nest Smoke sensor set up with your Wifi network, for it to start detecting smoke . For more tutorials and questions, subs You can change this preference below.

Smart smoke detectors are connected to the internet and relay alerts to your smartphone, or This Wi - Fi -connected battery will send an alert to your smartphone when your smoke detector goes off. ? Nest ’ s smoke alarm detects both smoke and carbon monoxide, and when it does pick up something

How did it take this long?

Needless to say, that is a stupid amount of work just to update your Wi-Fi password.

I own a Nest Protect, and my unit was unable to connect to the internet for several months earlier this year after I changed my Wi-Fi network’s name. I don’t own a ladder so I couldn’t get back up to it, and even if I did own one, I wouldn’t want to go through the process of getting it properly installed on my ceiling again. It’s a hassle.

After a few months, I finally just changed my Wi-Fi network back to its original name so that the Nest could connect again. (To be clear: the Nest Protect still functions as a smoke detector when Wi-Fi is down — you just lose the features that make it worth owning, like being able to silence the alarm and get low-battery warnings.)

With a new update that’s rolling out now, there’s finally a feature in the app that lets you update the Nest Protect’s Wi-Fi info from the ground.

Unfortunately, the feature only works on second-generation Nest Protects. If you have an original, a ladder is still required.

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