A security camera company with a $4.5 million investment from Zmodos may be in line for a potential merger with the online advertising giant.
In February, the San Francisco-based security company announced it had raised $4 billion in Series B funding led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
That same month, ZmodoS camera unit acquired a smartphone security camera firm in an $8.7 million deal.
That acquisition, ZdNet reported, could put the company on the radar for a possible merger with Google, where it has been building out its video surveillance and security capabilities.
Zmodos acquired ZdNET in October of 2015.
The company is a division of a San Francisco startup that started out in 2014 with the idea of building a digital camera company.
In a separate acquisition, the company acquired camera startup Bose.
Bose had raised around $1.5 billion in venture capital funding, and it has a valuation of around $7 billion.
ZdNet was formed to build a digital security camera product that can capture video of users and devices, including those connected to social media networks.
The Zmodosh video camera, however, can be used on Android smartphones, and its cameras can capture audio.
The acquisition comes on the heels of an announcement last week that Zmodotic’s security camera business, ZDNet Security, will be merged with the company.
That news came just a few weeks after Zmodosis announced a new partnership with Twitter to help users get more from the social media service.
Zzoom, which is owned by Amazon, is a company that sells security cameras.
The cameras are sold as part of a series of devices that users can purchase, which can include a home security camera and an outdoor security camera.
Zootopia, which was acquired by Zdnet, has been a leader in the industry for several years.
In 2018, it bought the company for $1 billion.
Zootopia’s camera technology has been used by Google in its own security camera initiative, Project Tango.