Google is Watching You Sleep with its New Security Camera

By James O Malley on at

Google is planning to add a wireless security camera to its Nest range of Internet of Things (IoT) products, according to a leaked report.

Droid Life got the scoop (the image above was obtained by them), revealing a camera that sits on a hinge, designed to sit on a shelf. It is a product that looks remarkably similar to the Dropcam, a wireless security camera made by a company that Google bought last year.

The difference appears to be that the new camera will integrate directly with Google's Nest apps and hardware. Nest was the IoT company that Google bought in January last year, which makes smart thermostats and smoke detectors. Adding a camera is the next logical step.

Apparently the new camera will also both record and stream in 1080p, and will have a simplified setup process that works using Bluetooth. It'll be interesting to see if the company puts any of those scarily good algorithms to use to help spot intruders. [Droid Life]