Google wants users to watch houses
The unit Nest of Google considering buying Dropcam camera manufacturer, with which wants to enter the market of security technology and offers customers for home surveillance system.
Now Nest, which Google acquired in January for 3, 2 billion, produces household thermostats with sensors of electricity, smoke and carbon dioxide. Buying Dropcam technologies allow Nest to expand its product line of video surveillance systems. Dropcam produces camera for $ 150 with an Internet connection that can broadcast the movie to computers and mobile devices.
At what stage are the negotiations between the two companies is still unknown. Representatives of Google and Dropcam not commented on the information. However, Google access to video surveillance technology market is quite logical in the background growing competition between the major manufacturers for the promising market "Internet of Things".
As previously reported, Apple may be next week to introduce the concept of a platform "smart house" that allows you to control electricity, security, consumer electronics and other appliances in the house using the iPhone smartphone.