Google has already kicked off its home automation plans with the purchase of Nest, the makers of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, but the company is rumored to be looking into purchasing Dropcam. This next potential acquisition is the brand behind security cameras that stream directly to a smartphone or tablet. According to The Information, Google are currently analyzing whether Dropcam would benefit the company's overall strategy.

Consumers are able to utilize Dropcam products to keep an eye on what's happening at home. Features include night vision, 8x zoom capabilities, two-way communication and even intelligent notifications. All this functionality is bundled with the live streaming, perfect for quickly glancing at what's currently in view of said security cameras. With Apple set to unveil its own smart home platform, it makes sense for Google's Nest division to look to expand.

Currently there aren't any details as to whether or not the two companies are in discussion about a potential deal being made. For the time being, be sure to take this rumor with a grain of salt, but it's certainly plausible that Google would want to continue building on its home automation portfolio.

Source: The Information, via: The Verge