We’re very excited to announce we are working with Nest.
One of the great things about Nest Protect is that it can give you alerts without sounding a loud alarm. But those alerts won’t help much if you have your music up too loud to hear them.
So we’ve worked with Nest to do something really simple: turn down the music when Nest Protect has something you need to hear.
We aren’t rolling it out quite yet, but the basic implementation is in place and and we wanted to let you know that it’s coming. Here’s the formal announcement. And more info here: www.shop.thisisbeep.com/nest
Today, Beep announces an integration with the Nest Protect: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide, adding an audio platform to the connected home. If you’re listening to music throughout your house and Nest Protect detects smoke or CO, Beep can silence what’s playing so you can hear the message.
The Beep Dial can be placed anywhere in your home and works with any speaker system with an aux-in port, connecting your speakers to your music over Wi-Fi. Beep can synchronize music throughout the house, or play different music in different rooms.
Beep is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and control of Beep is directly integrated into the Pandora and Spotify apps.
Co-founded in 2012 by Daniel Conrad and Shawn Lewis, the company is headquartered in San Francisco.
To learn more about how Beep works with Nest, visit www.shop.thisisbeep.com/nest.
Background on Beep:
- Beep builds devices and open technology for multi-room home audio. More at www.thisisbeep.com.
- Control of Beep is integrated directly into both Spotify and Pandora apps.
- Beep’s first product, the Beep Dial, is shipping now. The Dial retrofits your existing speakers, connecting them to Wi-Fi for synchronized multi-room playback (functionality can be compared to the Sonos Connect). Beep Dials are assembled in San Francisco, and cost $99 each.
- Beep is also working with several speaker manufacturers to directly integrate Beep technology into speakers, for market in 2015.
- Beep was founded in San Francisco in 2012 by former members of Google’s Android and Platforms teams. Beep has raised $4M in seed financing. Investors include David Dolby, Tony Hsieh, Justin Kan, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Technicolor Ventures, Y Combinator, WTI.
- Product images are available at this link.