Today is an exciting day for Dropcam. It is one filled with excitement about the future of the connected home. This afternoon, Dropcam signed an agreement to be acquired by Nest.
Aamir and I founded Dropcam in 2009 with a simple mission — to help you know what goes on at home when you aren’t there. We had both seen our dads struggle with “IP cameras” and traditional security cameras that were some combination of hard to use, expensive and low quality.
From the first products that Aamir and I literally built ourselves — writing most of the code and boxing them up and shipping them out — to our flagship Dropcam Pro we have prided ourselves on building simple, secure and high-quality hardware and software experiences. This is exactly why we were willing to consider teaming up with Nest.
Nest and Dropcam are kindred spirits. Both were born out of frustration with outdated, complicated products that do the opposite of making life better. After numerous conversations with Nest Founders Tony and Matt, it was clear that we shared a similar vision. Nest cares as much about customers, privacy and product experiences as we do. Our products and technologies are a natural fit and by joining up with Nest we can fully realize our vision.
Aamir and I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Dropcam team, employees, investors and partners, whose passion, focus and dedication have gotten us to where we are today. And this is just the beginning.
Dropcam’s next chapter will be as part of the Nest family. You’ll be amazed at what we can do together. We can’t wait to start.