Google is now one step closer to taking over your connected home with the launch of Nest Cam (GOOG)
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Nest announced the launch of the Nest Cam, the first new product the smart thermostat company has launched since it was acquired by Google. The Nest Cam is the result of another Google acquisition: its $555 million purchase last year of Dropcam.
The new camera is an updated version of Dropcam’s, with improved resolution and night vision, and can be placed around the home for security monitoring. The camera will start shipping next week and will be priced at $199.
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Nest also announced a new app that will allow Nest products to work together. For instance, if the Nest smoke alarm senses a problem, it can tell the Nest thermostat to turn off the heating system in case of carbon monoxide. Nest will be pushing software updates to its smart thermostats and smoke alarms for that integration.
Nest's smart thermostat and security camera give it a foothold in the two smart home product categories we think will grow the fastest: smart home energy and smart home security.
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