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IOT Startup Bricks Customers Garage Door Intentionally
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 02, 2019 09:08PM
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Re: IOT Startup Bricks Customers Garage Door Intentionally
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 02, 2019 09:19PM
This is EXACTLY why I choose Z-Wave or Zigbee devices over wifi.

Most all (but not all all) wifi connected devices rely on a connection to a server in the cloud. If anything happens to that server you're likely to be disappointed.







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Re: IOT Startup Bricks Customers Garage Door Intentionally
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 02, 2019 10:28PM
The servers are the weak link in lots of IOT devices. 10 years from now how many of these companies will still be in business and have their servers up and running, supporting todays devices.
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Re: IOT Startup Bricks Customers Garage Door Intentionally
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 02, 2019 11:37PM
I have a few IOT capable devices but I don't put them in IOT mode because I just don't want to give a key to somebody I don't know somewhere I don't know where to have access to my Stuff, or let a bad guy gain access to their - and by extension - my stuff.




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Re: IOT Startup Bricks Customers Garage Door Intentionally
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 02, 2019 11:56PM
Story is from 2017.

...And it's worse today.

Imagine a company bricking the smart lock on your front door. Some things are not meant for the Internet of Things.



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Re: IOT Startup Bricks Customers Garage Door Intentionally
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: December 03, 2019 04:07PM
I still use X10 to remote control lights and appliances. No IOT for me.
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Re: IOT Startup Bricks Customers Garage Door Intentionally
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 03, 2019 06:45PM
Im safe. RollingEyesSmiley5 Old Fogette





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