BEST BUY: The Technology that saves lives

New technology makes home appliances fun and saves lives

Easily my best buy of 2013, two Nest smoke alarms for the house – they are strangely wonderful.

Google think likewise and just bought Nest, the manufacturers, for $3.2bn, making Nest Google’s largest acquisition of a private company. The thinking behind their purchase is Google hoping to steal a march in the so-called “smart home” segment over rivals such as Apple and Microsoft.

What is there to like about a smoke alarm, you may well ask. Well, how about one that gently pulses green when you switch the lights off at home at night to confirm that it is healthy and later glows white as you pass it in the dark to help you see where you are going? Better still, how about a smoke alarm that talks to you softly (in unison with its partners around the house) when it detects smoke rather than panicking you immediately with a screech? This gives you the chance to gently wave at it with your hand (no flapping tea-towels) to point out that you have only burnt the toast again and it can relax.

They connect to each other, along with your smartphone and tablet, via WiFi and are really simple to install.

They are not cheap but you are comfortable you have made a wise purchase once installed and you feel comfortable and cocooned. Oh, and they are carbon monoxide alarms too.

Nest Smoke Alarm

https://nest.com/uk/smoke-co-alarm/life-with-nest-protect/#meet-the-nest-protect

“I would trust them with all my worldly possessions.”

Gavin Ucko, The Happy Puzzle Company

“Without doubt the best bunch of techy geeks I have worked with!”

Joanne Hawitt-Phillips, Alexandra Palace & Park Charitable Trust

“Technica Solutions have created more time during the day for fee earning work rather than administrative work. Bravo!”

Robert Beecham, Latitude Investments

“Trusted technicians who don’t bamboozle us with technical jargon.”

Suzanne Fuzzey, Royal College of Physicians

“Technica Solutions are very special. Their back up service is second to none. We could not run our business efficiently without them.”

Gill Garside, DSA PR

“Innovative, cost effective and delivered as promised.”

Paul Simnock, MGR Weston Kay LLP

“The loveliest and most helpful IT company I’ve ever come across.”

Llewellyn Mauricio, Family and Childcare Trust

Contact Us

Looking for a better IT company? Come and have a chat

+44 (0)20 8236 9160

Technica Solutions
4 Hamilton Business Park
Stirling Way
Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
WD6 2FR

Remote support EMAIL US