Google invests in ADT, will integrate its Nest devices into smart home business

Google’s Nest products are set to become the "cornerstone" of ADT’s smart home

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In 2017, it announced the $499 Nest Secure, a modular system that included a central hub device and sensors to detect when doors or windows open. (It would later drop the price to $399 less than a year later. ) Investing in ADT, one of the biggest security companies in the US, will give Google a more significant presence in the smart home security market.

When asked about its existing smart home lineup, a spokesperson from ADT said that the company plans to continue selling its Blue by ADT devices as a stand-alone system, and will continue to provide the same 24/7 professional monitoring. “We will continue to iterate on our existing platforms as it relates to interoperability with Google devices,” the spokesperson said.

Google currently sells a wide range of smart home tech under the Nest brand, including video doorbells, smart displays, smoke alarms, security cameras, and thermostats.

The deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, will see ADT’s technicians selling and installing Google’s Nest smart home devices, such as cameras and smart displays, as early as this year.

Google has offered smart home security products under its Nest brand for a number of years.

Eventually, however, Google says its Nest devices will become the “cornerstone” of ADT’s smart home offering.

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