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Nest now plays nice with a bunch of new connected home systems

Nest Labs has used its appearance at this week's CEDIA 2014 expo to reveal that the Nest thermostat will now work with a number of major home automation systems, along with its own Dropcam video monitoring products. Nest now supports Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)...
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Google and Nest buy Dropcam for $555 million

Nest has just acquired Wi-Fi video streaming camera company Dropcam for $555 million. As you know, it was just a few months ago that Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion. This move will bring Dropcam into the Google family. A blog post on the Nest website alleviates any concerns over ads...
Dropcam Pro review

Dropcam Pro review

Dropcam remains one of the more recognizable names in connected home security. Its simple set-up and tightly-integrated mobile app make for a strong combination, and regularly updated hardware offers enhanced functionality. The latest iteration, the Dropcam Pro, offers a 130-degree field of view...
Dropcam

I'd love to see Google move into home security

In the world of the Internet of Things, the thought of Google entering the home security market put a smile on my face this morning when I read about the possibility of the mobile and search giant acquiring Dropcam. When Google bought Nest, it looked like an obvious long term play on home...
Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam aqcuisition

Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam aqcuisition

Google has already kicked off its home automation plans with the purchase of Nest, the makers of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, but the company is rumored to be looking into purchasing Dropcam. This next potential acquisition is the brand behind security cameras that stream directly to a...
Dropcam for Android updated with new activity feed and customizable alerts

Dropcam for Android updated with new activity feed and customizable alerts

Today a new version of Dropcam for Android is hitting Google Play. This one heads up to version 3.0 and is sporting some new features and design enhancements to make for a better user experience. In addition to a new activity feed and customizable alerts, setting up a Dropcam from your Android...
Dropcam Tabs can monitor your doors, windows and valuables

Dropcam Tabs can monitor your doors, windows and valuables

Today Dropcam announced a new security product called Tabs that's a little outside their usual purview of internet-connected cameras. Dropcam Tabs are affixed to doors, windows, and objects, and send alerts to your mobile device when entrances are opened or closed, or when objects leave or come...