Back in January, Google bought Nest, the maker of smart appliances like smart thermostats and smart smoke detectors, for a cool $3.2 billion.
We might now know what Google had in mind when it bought the company.
Sources are claiming the Google is interested in buying Dropcam, a subsidiary of Nest and maker of Wi-Fi cameras that live stream what's happening in your house when you aren't around.
The cameras, which cost $150, include a new feature that detects moving people in your home. Once movement is detected, the software sends alerts to your smartphone or email. You can also record up to seven days' worth of videos, save and review clips too.
So what does this mean of us? For Google? Whether we like it or not, the Internet of Things is here and we are moving closer toward a connected house every day.