Nest x Yale Lock Gets Google Assistant Features

Nest and Google have announced that starting on Wednesday, the Nest x Yale lock will gain compatibility with the Google Assistant. In more concrete terms, it’ll add voice commands to let users remotely check the status of the lock and lock their doors from any location. You’ll be able to lock the door by voice – but, it’s worth noting, not unlock it… because, you know, security.

New Integrations From Connected Technologies

New integrations from Connected Technologies with the industry’s most exciting products continues to expand the installation and specification possibilities of the Connect One® cloud-hosted security management platform. The new Remote Connect cloud service makes it even faster and easier to connect to the control panels by eliminating the need to change customer router settings, firewall rules or to use Domain Name Service (DNS) to access the systems remotely.

Google’s Nest To Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million

After much speculation, Google-owned Nest has officially acquired connected-camera company Dropcam. The company announced the deal in a blog post today; it comes out to $555 million in cash, Re/code reported. Dropcam will remain independent until the deal closes, and it will then proceed to integrate with Nest. From Nest founder and engineering head Matt […]

Kronosight’s Sentri

Kronosight, a startup composed of Asus, Acer, and HTC alums, launched a Kickstarter campaign on June 10 for Sentri, a DIY home security system with a distinct Apple vibe. Within 48 hours, Sentri had already exceeded its $200,000 funding goal — so far, it has 706 backers and $236,968 in pledges. Contributions of $249 or […]

Tri-Ed Announces Distribution Agreement With Nest

Tri-Ed, North America’s largest independent security distributor, is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Nest® and welcome them as a new vendor partner supplier in the U.S. Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke alarm. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ remembers what temperatures customers like, creates a custom schedule for […]