Does anyone know if these play nice with other smoke detectors? I have 3 hardwired detectors in my house and I would like to replace one with a Nest detector. The other smoke detector trigger the alarms of all the others. Does the nest have that capability?
Also do we have Nest smoke detector integration for smartthings?
They won’t communicate with the other detectors. Each smoke detector brand communicates with their own brand, usually via a proprietary protocol. Nest uses WiFi to communicate in between Nest Protects, Thermostat and Cam, but it can’t use the orange wire that usually other brands use.
I believe there is a community device type for the smoke detector, but I don’t use it. You can search the community and find the discussion, though.
Nest protect is not for everyone but your concerns about wifi being unavailable during a fire and not being notified are only valid if you are not home. if you are home the alarm is VERY loud and obnoxious and unless you hearing impaired you will be notified. It is equally possible that your wifi stays up and your internet acces “goes up in smoke” and neither SmartThings or Nest protect can notify you remotely then.
I am thinking of a 3 story house with a basement. You have a fire in the basement I dont care how loud that thing is you won’t likely hear it in your sleep on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Have closed doors and it would be even worse. I’ll find a different detector.