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Google's Nest buying Dropcam

June 23, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

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 has announced it plans to buy Dropcam, which makes video cameras that stream video to a user's computer or cellphone. The $555 million buy gives Google an entre into home security.The deal should expand the companies' share of the smart home market, an investor and market analyst tell Security Systems News.However, how much Nest's...

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Google's Nest alarm returns, at a lower price

June 19, 2014SSN Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Google's Nest Labs recently announced that the company was once again selling Nest's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, two months after the company recalled 440,000 of the devices because of a defect that made it possible for users to deactivate the alarm without meaning to do so. According to a report this week from The New York Times, Nest is also cutting the price on the product to $99 from $130. The device now lacks an easy alarm-silencing feature that was one of its...

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Google's Nest recalls almost half a million fire alarms

May 22, 2014SSN Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Google's Nest Labs is recalling 440,000 smoke detectors, Reuters news service reported this week. The $130 smoke/CO detector, called Nest Protect, is so smart it can talk to home residents to warn them if there's a fire or dangerous levels of CO. The 440,000 number comes from a U.S. government recall notice and gives an indication of how many of the smart home appliances Nest has sold since sales started in November, the Reuters report said. “Nest, which Google acquired...

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Possible defect halts sales of Google's Nest smoke detector

April 9, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

It was big news early this year when Google decided to buy Nest Labs, a California-based maker of smart smoke detectors and thermostats, for $3.2 billion. But now it appears that Nest Lab's intelligent new smoke/carbon monoxide detector isn't as smart as billed. News reports say sales of the device have been stopped because it's possible users can deactivate it without meaning to do so. The smoke/CO detector, called Nest Protect, is so smart it can talk to home residents to warn them if there's...

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Google gets into home automation with $3.2 billion buy of smoke alarm company

January 15, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

We wrote this fall about a new smoke/CO detector so smart it can talk to home residents and tell them if there's a fire or dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Now Google likes that detector—called Nest Protect—and other products made by California-based Nest Labs so much that it is buying the smoke alarm company for $3.2 billion. The deal, announced this week, is Google's second largest acquisition so far, after its 2012 purchase of Motorola, a mobile phone maker, according to news reports. The...

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New smoke/CO detector is smart

October 11, 2013SSN Staff

PAOLO ALTO, Calif.—Nest Protect, the smoke and carbon monoxide detector released Oct. 8 by Nest Labs, offers safety without annoyance, the company says. Nest Protect speaks and gives users a vocal “heads up,” telling them what it detects before emitting an alarm, according to the company's news release. It can be silenced with the wave of a hand and will send messages to integrated mobile devices to ask for new batteries. “We've all experienced the smoke alarm going off while...

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