Google is reportedly considering acquiring connected camera-maker Dropcam . According to The Information, Google been considering a purchase the worldwide leader in cloud-powered remote monitoring systems.
The report further explains that Google has been considering the purchase in an attempt to add another facet to its rapidly growing smart home division.
According to the report the status of any talks between Google and Dropcam, which makes a $150 camera that streams footage to phones and computers, isn’t clear as pokespeople for both companies did not respond to requests for comment.
The report only serves as an indication that Google and Nest might be interested in branching out into home surveillance. Just the other day rumors swirled about Apple’s plans to use the iPhone as a universal remote for your entire house.
Apple next week is planning to take the wraps off a “smart home” software platform that would allow lighting controllers, security systems and other hardware to be controlled by iPhones, according to the Financial Times. The company is hoping to get gadget makers like Nest and Dropcam to communicate with its technology.
Early this year, Google bought Nest-which manufactures smart thermostats and smoke alarms-for a cool $3.2 billion.