[chbot] Wifi Controlled Power Sockets / Internet of Things

Volker Kuhlmann list0570 at paradise.net.nz
Fri May 22 01:40:30 BST 2015

On Fri 22 May 2015 10:39:42 NZST +1200, Nick Rout wrote:

> Yeah I know why they do it. I looked at wifi controlled heat  pumps a while
> ago and they all seem to do the same - connect to the cloud and keep you
> attached to the manufacturer's ecosystem.

Well not in my house. I made my own heat pump control system years ago,
it was relatively easy and just works. Warm house in the morning after
cold nights. Always meant to bring it in, but lack of (usable) Internet
has so far been in the way.

> I also wonder what happens when some of the smaller players go broke or
> lose interest,

You mean like Nest (I think it was)? They end up in the google cloud,
and all your historic private data with it (with whatever excuse).

> I do have a philips hue lighting system which can connect to the 'cloud',
> but you don't need to in order to control your lights. I much prefer that.

I bet it's a European design. You can't get such a thing from North
America. I have plans for my own.


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