Over the summer, Google's Nest division acquired Dropcam in order to release streaming surveillance cameras. This shift in focus to the home-security market is due in large part to the fact that people are moving away from managed security in favor setting up their own. By adopting Dropcam's the streaming surveillance cameras, Google adds to its consumer electronics in a way that adheres to its own standards and business model.
Since people are leaning towards having connected products, not systems, these streaming surveillance cameras are the perfect solution when it comes to home security. That can be placed just about anywhere and can act in a variety of capacities including as baby monitors. Overall, this acquisition is exciting for many reasons.