From the Weekend: Google and Nest Reportedly Looking into Home Security with Dropcam

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Google’s movement into smart home territory has caught many people’s attention and with a new report, they might be looking to expand that reach even further. After a $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, the smart thermostat company, reports are now coming out that Google is also contemplating bringing Dropcam on board as well.
Dropcam has made a name for themselves with its IP webcams that stores images and videos in the cloud and allows users to check them from wherever they have internet connection. By bringing them in, this will build on the smart home platform that Google is already working on with Nest thermostats and monitors. Adding in Dropcam as a potential home security system with video feeds that all work into Android and Google’s existing ecosystem would make its offering into smart homes more diverse and comprehensive, if it happens.

At this time, the report states that Google has only considered adding Dropcam, this is far from any kind of a done deal. However, during the acquisition of Nest, Google hinted towards getting into the home safety sector as well.

Would you think about picking up Dropcam for your home if Google acquired them?

Via: The Verge



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