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Google’s Nest launches builds on Dropcam success

Google-owned Nest has expanded its suite of connected devices with a new connected home-monitoring camera.

The new camera, dubbed Nest Cam, builds on the Dropcam features and will initially be available from the starting of July in Europe.

It gives people the ability to stay connected to the things they care about with live video streaming to a phone or computer.

It streams and stores video content with a 2048-bit RSA key and securely transmit utilising a 128-bit SSL connection.

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The camera has the capability to capture 1080p video and features enhanced motion alerts and night vision

Nest Cam will be available at a retail price of $199. The company has also unveiled upgrades to its thermostat and smoke detector.

Nest chief executive officer Tony Fadell said: "More than 9,000 developer partners are using the Works with Nest developer program to help seamlessly integrate everything from washers and dryers to cars with our thermostat, smoke alarm and camera.

"And we’re working with energy and insurance partners to bring more value to our shared customers."

Nest was acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2bn. Nest is also venturing into the home audio system market.
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