Nara Lokesh meets CEO of Google Nest

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh met CEO of Google Nest's Mr. Marwan Fawaz on Saturday. Nest has a good repertoire of home automation products including programmable, self-learning, sensor-driven, wi-fi-enabled thermostats, smoke detectors, security cameras, and other security systems. Lokesh told Fawaz that AP government is in the process of introducing CC cameras across the state for improved security and vigilance. He also informed him about the states's proposal to introduce face recognition cameras in the near future, a first-of-its-kind initiative in India. Lokesh said Fawaz aligned well with the thoughts and appreciated the vision for AP. Fawaz also expressed interest to build customized products that will suit the state's requirements and said Nest is open to collaborate on the multitude of technology driven security initiatives taken up by AP.