Google Goes Into The Smart Home Market & Buy Nest

Having ventured into the field glasses and driverless cars , Internet giant Google launched in the domain of smart homes , announcing on Monday an agreement to acquire the U.S. manufacturer alarms and thermostats Nest Labs by 3,200 million.

Nest, a company created in 2010 that has more than 300 employees, mainly manufactures controllable thermostats distance through smart phones and smoke detectors stop talking and with a wave of his hand.

” Nest founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, built a formidable team we are delighted to welcome to the Google family ,” said company CEO Larry Page said in a statement.

“They are already delivering amazing products you can buy right now , thermostats save energy and smoke detectors, carbon monoxide that can help keep families safe ,” he said , adding that the transaction should be completed “in the next months “after the approval of the competition authorities .

” Google will help us to fully realize our vision of a conscious home and allow us to change the world more quickly than if we had continued our own way ,” said Tony Fadell , who compared the association with the Internet giant with ” a rocket ” .

” Google will have the resources , global scale and scope ( needed) to accelerate the growth of Nest ,” he added .

Nest will continue to operate under their separate brand and under the leadership of Fadell .

Besides its main activity in the Internet search and advertising , Google has developed in other areas such as mobile phones with the Android operating system and Motorola manufacturer, which it acquired last year.

It also works on prototypes of glasses connected to the Internet (the ” Google Glass” , which could be commercially launched this year ) , cars without driver, who plans to use for its mapping services , fiber optic networks for high speed operating in some U.S. cities , and balloons.

With its offer of equipment for smart homes invest in a booming market : the number of objects connected to the Internet could reach 50,000 million in 2020 , according to estimates by Cisco telecommunications specialist .

Google stock grew 0.53 % , to $ 1,128.89 , to the 22h45 GMT Monday in electronic trading following the close of the NYSE .