Smoke detectors were an unloved product category. The Nest Protect brought them into the twenty-first century. What was once a crude sensing device became an integral part of a smart home. At the center of a sunflower vent pattern sits a large, inviting button that silences the Protect when you merely burn the toast. Underneath the button, a ring of LED’s softly glow to communicate the devices state and also provide a path light triggered by your presence. No more stepping on Lego pieces after tucking in the children. The Nest Protect was designed with the same care and thought as the thermostat to provide daily service and peace of mind.