Google Discontinues Nest Secure DIY Security Solution
Google has discontinued the Nest Secure DIY security and automation solution, according to a report in The Verge. The move comes after Google paid $US450 million for a stake in ADT in August.
As part of the partnership with ADT, Google will act as the new platform for the company’s smart security offerings, which will see ADT replace Pulse, Command and Blue alarm and home automation controllers with Google Nest cameras, Google Home Hub and newly developed solutions.
“We are building a smart home platform, which is going to allow us to extend the capabilities in a whole bunch of ways so you can connect your security system to all your other systems inside your house, with the entertainment system, the energy systems, communication systems,” said Rishi Chandra, vice president of product and general manager, Google Nest.
“If we want to really breakthrough and start addressing pain points inside the home we need to think end-to-end – that’s an awesome opportunity between combining all the great Google technology we’re building, and the huge investment we’re making across ambient computer technology with Google Assistant and all our AI capabilities inside Google.”