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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Aug 21, 2015

145-08-21-15 Nest Protect 2.0

Hey there!  Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!
It seems as if all devices can be connected to one's smartphone nowadays--from thermostats, lights, door locks and even a smoke detector.  The all-new Nest Protect 2.0 is a smart solution to keep you and your family safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.  
The new Nest Protect offers many smart features:
  • It will alert you via your phone and by speaking aloud in case of emergency
  • It will tell you exactly where smoke is (For example, "There is smoke in the kitchen.")
  • It quietly tests its batteries and sensors over 400 times daily
  • It automatically tests its horn and speaker once a month so you don't have to
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