BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFA — Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com) announced today that the Nest Learning ThermostatTM and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon MonoxideTM alarm will be available in Belgium, France, Ireland and the Netherlands later this month. Nest products will initially be sold in approximately 400 retail stores across Europe with another 150 stores to be added by the end of the year. Nest also announced three new European energy partnerships, adding Direct Energie, Essent and Lampiris, to offer more people the opportunity to save energy as part of their energy plans.
“The Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect are already helping people throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. save energy, stay comfortable, and improve home safety,” said Lionel Paillet, General Manager of Europe, Nest. “While Nest products are currently sold in just three countries, there’s high demand for them around the world. In fact, Nest products have been installed by people in more than 120 countries and Nest Thermostats have already saved an estimated two billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy compared to what their owners would have spent on heating and cooling at a constant temperature. That’s enough energy to power 180,000 American homes for a year. Imagine what energy savings and safety improvements can be achieved now that Nest products will be available in – and customized for – France, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland.”
In preparation for the launch of its products in France, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland, Nest customized not only the products – including recording local actors for the voice of the Nest Protect alarm – but marketing, packaging and the company’s online and retail presence as well. Customer support will be available in local languages and Nest is partnering with professional installers and energy companies in each country to bring the best experience to customers.
Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest Thermostat for Europe takes away the hassle of programming. Simply turn it up and down like a manual thermostat for about a week and Nest will take it from there, creating a personalised schedule that is refined over time. And with its built-in sensors, the Nest Thermostat knows when the house is empty so Nest’s Auto-Away feature can automatically turn down the temperature, helping to save even more energy.
For families that don’t have thermostat cables available in the wall, want to replace wireless thermostats, or just want to change where the thermostat is located, the Stand for the Nest Learning Thermostat is available to place Nest in a preferred location.
Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide
Nest data suggests that at least one million households in the U.S., U.K. and Canada are exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide each year. Because safety is knowing, Nest Protect does much more than just sound a shrill alarm when there’s danger in your home. Nest Protect speaks to you, in your local language, telling you what and where the problem is. It will even alert your phone when something’s wrong. Before it sounds a piercing alarm, Nest Protect gives you a friendly Heads-Up warning. And Nest Protect’s Pathlight glows white at night to light your way in the dark as you pass below it.
The More You Nest, The Better it Gets
Nest products can do even more by working together. For example, if Nest Protect’s carbon monoxide alarm goes off and there is an active WiFi connection at the time of the event, the Nest Thermostat automatically turns off the gas furnace – a frequent source of carbon monoxide leaks. In addition, Nest Protect’s activity sensors improve the Auto-Away feature of the Nest Thermostat.
New Nest Energy Partners
Nest offers a variety of services to energy companies to better manage energy loads, keep customers comfortable, and help them save energy. Nest today announced three brand new partners in Europe:
- Direct Energie in France – Serving approximately 1.1 million customers, Direct Energie is the third largest electricity and gas provider in France. For more information, visit www.direct-energie.com/nest.
- Essent in the Netherlands – Serving approximately 2.5 million customers, Essent is the largest energy company in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.essent.nl/nest.
- Lampiris in Belgium – Serving approximately 400,000 customers in Belgium, Lampris provides natural gas and 100 percent green electricity. For more information, visit www.lampirisnest.be/fr.
Pricing and Availability
Availability and pricing for the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm will be announced later this month. To be first to learn when Nest is available in your country, go to nest.com/chose-your-country to register your interest. Because the Nest Thermostat connects to the heating system using high-voltage cables, professional installation is highly recommended. Nest will launch with hundreds of Nest certified installers at launch.
Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Energy Services offerings address home energy consumption, and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide helps keep people safe. Nest products are sold in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, and are installed in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit www.nest.com.