One of the reasons I felt good about switching from Vivint to Xfinity was that Xfinity splashes "Works with Nest" on everything.
I installed my Nest Smoke Alarm yesterday and started searching for how to connect it to my security system....ZING!!! I failed to see that Xfinity's advertising actually is "WORKS WITH NEST thermostats"
I am NOT happy about this. Xfinity reaps the benefits of the popular Nest brand by splashing their name all over the place. More importantly, they reap more profit from the Nest brand by pricing their no-name smoke detector at exactly the same price as the Nest models. So they get the no-name smoke detector at a great wholesale price and them sell it at the high retail price set by Nest.
Meanwhile they put the safety of their customers at risk with this bait and switch because lots of people who use Nest can't connect their smoke/CO alarms to monitoring. So big security companies like Vivint and even low margin smaller companies like SimpiSafe can figure this out but not a massive gizzilion billion company like Comcast/Xfinity. Please.
Please start putting the safety and service ahead of the dollar and support Nest Smoke detectors.
Thank you for your consideration.
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