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Nest company stopped all sales of fire alarms after the discovery of a bug
Home automation company called “Nest” Nest, which acquired the company “Google” as opposed to $ 3.2 billion , on Thursday to halt all sales of fire alarm systems after discovering a defect may cause users to turn it off unintentionally.
Said co-founder and CEO of the company – originally from Lebanon – “Tony Fadel” The alarm feature, “Nest In” Nest Wave that allows the user to turn off the machine by hand movement, may cause – under a unique set of circumstances – to turn off the machine without the intended user so .
Fadel and apologized, which is considered one of the inventors of the device “iPod” of the company “Apple”, through his publication on the site “forgotten” about the problem, which has not only discovered during recent laboratory tests. He said he now did not complain to any client of this issue.
Fadel said, “We have noticed a unique combination of circumstances – which did not Ihddtha – which invited us to question whether the feature Nast Wave might do inadvertently” and pointed out that this problem could delay the operation of the device in the event of a real fire.
The company intends to “forgotten” feature is disabled “forgotten Wave” – which is one of the most important elements of the design of fire alarms produced by the company, which earned fame – on the spot in all devices that connect networks “Wi-Fi”.
In the meantime, the company said it is working on a software update for devices in order to fix this flaw. Which said that, in addition to regulatory approvals, it may take from two to three months.
For customers who have a fire alarm networks do not relate to “Wi-Fi”, said “forgot” that they have to disable the feature on their own or return the devices for the company to recover their money in full.
The company “Google” announced last January its intention to the acquisition of “forgotten” in one of the biggest deals, in order to expand the system hardware produced to include home automation.
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