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Is WiFi required for the Nest Protect to communicate with each other?

Beth_E
Community Member

I work for an electrical contractor and have a client wanting to install the Nest Protect in his home. The local code requires that smoke and CO detectors be interconnected even if Wi-Fi is down. I cannot find any technical information regarding this.

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David_K
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

Even when the device is disconnected from Wi-Fi, it will stay connected to other Protects in the home and continue to detect smoke and carbon monoxide. If one device detects a smoke or carbon monoxide event, all Protects will still speak a Heads-up alert or sound the alarm. They don't need to be connected to Wi-Fi for this functionality to work. Nest Protects connect wirelessly using a Nest-developed protocol called Weave that lets Nest Protects communicate with one another safely and securely without an active Wi-Fi connection.

Learn about wireless interconnect for Nest Protect - Google Nest Help

Beth_E
Community Member

Thank you for the answer. 

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Beth_E,

 

As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this thread as complete. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you again in 24 hours. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future. 

 

Thanks for the help, davidking!

 

Best,

JT

David_K
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

No problem at all!