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Does the Nest Protect system meet current building code standards for a combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm system?
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The second generation of Nest Protect® appears to meet the standards of the Residential Edition of The Florida Building Code (FBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC), based on their compliance with required NFPA 72, UL 217, and UL 2034. The earlier version was not hard-wired, so it would not be acceptable.
Here’s a compliance listing from a Nest Protect White Paper about its design and capabilities.
The system would also have to be installed at locations required by the code, which is in the hall or access room to each sleeping room, in each sleeping room, and on each floor of a multilevel house.
You can verify that the unit is 2nd Generation by looking at the side profile: 1st Generation has an angular edge, and 2nd Generation is rounded.
Also, the 2nd Generation will have a small green light on the face that is continuously lit, unless there is a wiring problem or the house power is off.
Also, see our blog post Where are smoke alarms required to be located?
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