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Sizing up Google’s smart home play

Experts say the security industry should pay attention to the Internet services provider’s multimillion-dollar buy of a maker of intelligent thermostats and smoke alarms; they don't rule out a Google security offering
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01/29/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security companies should take note of Google’s recent expansion into the connected home with its $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs, industry experts tell Security Systems News.

Google gets into home automation with $3.2 billion buy of smoke alarm company

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

We wrote this fall about a new smoke/CO detector so smart it can talk to home residents and tell them if there’s a fire or dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

Google security manager to keynote PSA event

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05/03/2013

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Robert Bastida, regional safety and security manager at Google, will deliver the keynote address at PSA Security Network’s PSA-TEC 2013, according to a company statement.

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