Google Buys Nest - Will They Expand To Security / Surveillance?

For $3.2 billion, more than what Axis is worth, Google is acquiring Nest, a startup founded in 2010 whose aim is to "take the unloved products in your home and make simple, beautiful, thoughtful things." Their first one was the thermostat, and recently they expanded to smoke detectors.

Intrusion? Video? Are these next?

In the past, one could simply think of Google as a software business, but it is clear with its series of recent releases and acquisitions that the company is targeting hardware as well. So do you think Google will expand to security / surveillance?

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