Tony Fadell and Nest have long set their sights on reimagining home security. We wrote about it when we were the first to report that they were in talks to buy Dropcam, which they did. And the company has also pursued partnerships with companies like ADT.
We’ve heard a few more details about a new standalone security product. In one design, the key component is a hub that’s roughly size and shape of a lightbulb, people who have been involved in the project tell us. Nest’s existing devices—the thermostat and smoke detector—would act as sensors, and there would be other sensors people could add to secure windows and doors.
We don’t know if Nest will talk about the service at a press event the company has scheduled for later this month, and some people we spoke to said they doubted it would be ready in time.
Another possible bit of news for the press conference would be a co-branded Nest-Dropcam camera also in the works; its a little more stylish than the current Dropcam, in the words of someone who worked on it.