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Formerly turtle2472
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
2022-04-19, 13:16

Insteon was one I almost did business with. They were who my Uncle went with long before "connected" was a thing. Their method was pretty cool for the day.

These days it isn't as appealing as the conglomeration with Z-wave, Zigbee and Thread. There is much greater flexibility with the other options so I'm not really surprised to hear they didn't make it. What surprises me is that they just "disappeared". I was able to browse their website still, but I don't have any devices so I'm unaffected.

I will say though, this is why I would really rather something that is decentralized like Thread where we don't have to have a supporting "hub" to control. Even still I am currently running two hubs in my house for various connections to HomeKit.

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Mr. Farmiga
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tennessee
2022-04-27, 12:22

Gee, I’m shocked.
The Ban Hammer
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
2022-04-27, 12:43

Yipes. That's a bad one.
Sneaky Punk
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
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2022-04-27, 14:57

People lie and cheat when it comes to everything else, why not when it comes to getting data from companies? People have been pretending to be law enforcement for as long as it has existed. It was just a matter of time.
The Ban Hammer
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
2022-05-27, 16:29

Amazon is killing its Cloud Cams.

This is going to happen with increasing frequency as one company or another decides their devices just aren't worth supporting any longer.

I remember years ago being able to buy lifetime memberships at gyms. That is, until the gyms had sold so many lifetime memberships that they didn't have space inside the gyms, and there was no longer any way to make any money. So, they all went out of business and were replaced by "subscription" (monthly fee) gyms.

The way forward for these stupid things is going to be subscriptions and data harvesting to pay for the cloud services. Hardware fees alone are not enough to support massive monitoring servers.

Buy these things at your own risk.

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