The technology that will make your home safer

by Noted / 20 December, 2017
Brought to you by Nest and Meridian

The future is here

We love technology that makes our lives safer, more secure and, let’s be honest, a lot cooler. And that’s exactly what the Nest suite of smart home tech can do at your place.

Smart home technology is transforming the lives of New Zealanders, with products that automate lights, locks, heating, security cameras, smoke alarms and more. It’s bringing us more flexibility and security using smartphone apps and voice control to operate an impressive number of lifestyle enhancing products. A major area of innovation is home safety, with clever new devices to help protect your family and home in better ways.

Protecting tomorrow is important to Meridian Energy. That’s why it’s giving New Zealanders access to new smart home technology, to help create homes that take care of the people inside them. They’ve teamed up with leading smart home company Nest to bring its range of clever devices to our shores.

Nest says it’s time people expected more from basic devices like smoke alarms. The company has redesigned its Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm to give it an industrial-grade smoke sensor, a human voice and wireless smartphone control.

Due to modern materials, fires today burn faster than the fires of 30 years ago and can take over a room in as little as five minutes. Nest Protect works by sensing fast-burning fires as well as smouldering fires and carbon monoxide. If you’re at home, Nest Protect’s friendly human voice tells you where the danger is and alerts your phone* via the Nest app (in case you’re not at home).

In addition to its voice, Nest Protect uses colours to communicate via a light ring on the device, so it’s easier to see in an emergency. But if it’s only burning toast, you can silence the alarm from your phone – your days of flapping a tea towel at a shrieking smoke alarm are over.

Chirping smoke alarms with batteries that need regular replacing are also a thing of the past. Nest Protect tests itself automatically and lasts for up to 10 years.

Keep an eye on the place at work, at the beach or out to dinner, Nest indoor and outdoor security cameras let you live-monitor your home. Both the indoor and outdoor models work using wifi to give you video streaming, video recording and notifications to your phone.

The best technology should also be simple. Nest cams plug into the mains power supply and are set up in minutes from your smartphone. Designed with an all-glass lens and premium materials, they look good too.


Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

Thinks, speaks and alerts your phone.

The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm speaks in a human voice and can alert your phone if something’s wrong. And if you’ve only burned the popcorn, you can silence it easily from the Nest app.

Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera

Knows a person from a thing.

Nest Cam IQ gives you incredibly crisp HD video and advanced algorithms that can identify when someone’s in your home, alert you and zoom in to see who’s there

Nest Cam indoor security camera

Plug-in-and-go security.

Nest Cam Indoor helps you look after your home 24/7. It can send an alert to your phone if something happens. And it lets you watch the action live in super-clear 1080p HD.

Nest Cam outdoor security camera

Security, rain or shine.

Nest Cam Outdoor is weatherproof and streams live video to your phone, 24/7. It can send an alert whenever something comes into view and can even tell a person from something else with optional Nest Aware.

Sign up to Meridian
Meridian has always been committed to generating 100% renewable energy. Now it wants to help make your home smarter too. If you sign up to Meridian today, you’ll get a free Nest Protect worth $219. If you’re already a Meridian customer, you’ll receive 20% discount off Nest products in the Meridian online shop.


Visit to find out more.


*Mobile alerts require working internet and Wi-Fi. †Valid until February 28, 2018. ‡Discount code valid until February 28, 2018. For full terms and conditions, visit


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