Google introduces Google Home, its voice-activated device that connects to some smart home devices.
Stephen Sellner · May 18, 2016
Google and Honeywell announced on Friday that they have reached an agreement on their patent dispute over Nest Lab thermostats. Honeywell filed the lawsuit against Nest Labs back in 2012 before Google purchased it.
Stephen Sellner · May 06, 2016
A new report by research firm Citigroup estimates that tech companies like Google and Apple that provide self-installed and self-monitored security solutions will hold 62.5 percent of the home security market, while traditional professionally installed and monitored systems offered by companies like ADT will make up 31.3 percent of the market in 20 years.
SSI Staff · July 28, 2015
Google has filed a patent called 'Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home' that appears to focus on tying automated devices together in a residence along with regular security alerts.
Jason Knott · March 20, 2015
The companies are working to connect Nest’s thermostat and smoke/carbon monoxide alarm with ADT’s Pulse system.
SSI Staff · December 23, 2014
The Open Interconnect Consortium looks to deliver a specification, an open source implementation, and a certification program for wirelessly connecting devices.
SSI Staff · July 10, 2014
Nest has announced that it will acquire Dropcam for $555 million and hints at a hardwired security device.
Julie Jacobson · June 23, 2014
Reports suggest that Google is in talks to acquire home security firm Dropcam, while Apple plans to launch a Jetsons-style home automation platform to ramp up competition with Google.
Ashley Willis · May 29, 2014
Nest Labs is recalling its Nest Protect smoke detectors over an issue that could potentially delay a fire or carbon monoxide alarm from sounding.
SSI Staff · May 23, 2014
Google has acquired Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest will remain a separate brand, and Tony Fadell will continue to lead the company.
January 14, 2014