GE & Nest partner to protect smart homes from malfunctioning ovens

GE & Nest partner to protect smart homes from malfunctioning ovens

GE & Nest partner to protect smart homes from malfunctioning ovens
GE & Nest partner to protect smart homes from malfunctioning ovens

General Electric (GE) Appliances this week announced that the Nest Protect smart smoke detector will work with its Wi-Fi connected ovens in smart homes.

The partnership, revealed at this week’s CES in Las Vegas, will provide an integration for Nest Protect with GE’s line of ovens, which will disable them when smoke is detected.

The Nest Protect is also integrating a connected heating system which should improve detection of kitchen fires and carbon monoxide leaks to keep your home safe. It will even send an alert to the homeowner if the oven has been left on, even if nothing has gone wrong.

Interestingly, the devices should also work with Amazon’s Alexa and certain IFTTT systems, allowing for voice control and the capacity to connect to other smart home applications.

“Our integration with Nest Protect helps us ensure that our connected oven owners are safer when cooking, especially when the oven is left unattended,” GE Appliances VP Paul Surowiec said in a statement.

Customers who own both a Nest Protect and a GE Wi-Fi oven will be able to commence the integration already.

Related: Microsoft wants to take on Amazon and Google with smart home software

Smart homes boom

The consumer connected tech market is booming, particularly in smart homes. Vlad Sejnoha, CTO at Nuance Communications, believes that smart hubs from companies like Amazon and Google will transform homes over the next few years.

“Smart talking AIs at home will fire up the ecosystem of the Internet of Things, taking it from novelty machines to necessities. With companies aspiring to make their assistants omnipresent and their machines more interconnectable, they need capable speech recognition to get the job done,” he told Internet of Business.

“You’ll interact with your smart fridge or printer in a more natural way but also see a portable personal assistant that lives in a cloud and follows you around to help you navigate a complex world.”

Related: Smart home security could be targeted by hackers