The purchase would be through Google's subsidiary Nest, the company that makes smart thermostats and smoke detectors that Google bought for $3.2 billion a few months ago. According to The Information, Nest wants its next move to be in home security.
It sounds like this is hardly a done deal, and talks between the two companies are pretty loose if they're happening at all. But it does give us a clue at how Google and Nest are thinking about home automation.
Dropcam recently announced a feature that lets its cameras detect people moving in your home. The cloud-powered software then sends an alert to your smartphone app or email account. The company also has a subscription product that lets you record up to seven days' worth of video from your Dropcam. You can go back at any time and review the footage and save clips.