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Smart and safe: GreenIQ garden hub sets off sprinklers when Nest detects smoke

Your smart home wants to save you from a fire. Thanks to a new integration between Nest Protect and GreenIQ Hub, if the Nest detects smoke, the GreenIQ Hub will turn on your sprinkler system, serving as a potentially lifesaving antecedent to the fire department. GreenIQ, the Tel Aviv-based Internet of Things startup, was initially conceptualized as a smart irrigation controller, but now the company is finding new ways to leverage its abilities. Not only will it help you save water, it could help you save yourself.

“It has always been our mission to help make gardens smarter and allow people to feel more connected to their green spaces,” said Odi Dahan, founder and CEO of GreenIQ. “Our integration with Nest is taking it one step further by not only helping our customers save money and conserve water, but also helping to decrease any anxiety people may have about potential fires.”

Not only will Nest activate GreenIQ in the presence of smoke, but the Hub will also flash outdoor lighting anytime Nest Protect detects an emergency of any kind. This could help alert your neighbors to potentially dangerous situations, saving precious time in calling the appropriate authorities. With more than 2,500 lives lost each year due to home fires in the U.S., and another 12,600 injuries, any innovation in the smart home space to prevent these tragedies comes as a welcome development.

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Of course, the GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub offers a number of other non-fire-related benefits as well, including the management of your watering systems, determining the ideal watering conditions, and gaining key insights into your green spaces (such as potential leakage or insufficient water flow).

So if you’re looking for a way to turn your tech-savvy garden into a fire-prevention system, look no further than the GreenIQ Hub and Nest.

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