PALO ALTO, Calif.—First, Google got into home automation early this year with the $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs. Now, Nest is buying startup Dropcam, which makes video cameras that stream video to a user’s computer or cellphone. The deal gives Google an entrée into home security.
SAN FRANCISCO—For intelligent analytics and search solution provider 3VR, the coming year “will be very much about the channel partners,” 3VR’s CMO Aisling MacRunnels told Security Systems News on Dec. 27. And 3VR will use its recently closed $17 million round of funding to invest in its channel partnerships, as well as to expand its presence in certain vertical markets and grow globally.