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kq4ym
kq4ym  
7/22/2014 5:39:52 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Security
I haven't noticed much advertising from the home security industry promoting IoT surprsingly. It still seems to be the standard "free installation" and a few dollars a day to monitor the doors and windows. Maybe those folks have not yet seen a lot of consumer interest in monitoring or controlling other stuff yet? If anyone was ready with entering the consumer market it would seem those folks should be at the top of the list.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
7/22/2014 5:36:36 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Security
I admit that since publishing this blog I've been very aware of TV advertising for smart home appliances which lead off with the security angle.  Hadn't noticed before.

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
7/22/2014 11:07:00 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Security
@Resurgent: I think that's a perfect example of some of the point we made before about home security. People are used to it, and have been experimenting with different versions of it for a long time. I also think that the price jobs in cameras, video equipment, and broadband have paved the way for this and it's a logical next step in the IoT process.

 

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
7/22/2014 11:00:52 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Let your fridge do the shopping..
@Resurgent: That's why it's still on the air along with QVC, someone has got to be buying that stuff.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/21/2014 6:13:51 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Security
A person who works with me had a small screen on his desktop with pictures from cameras showing different angles of his house real time. He set that up three years ago at least. The iot will make it cheaper and faster.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/21/2014 6:11:34 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Let your fridge do the shopping..
Yes, I could see it being addictive like the home shopping network!

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
7/21/2014 11:35:57 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Let your fridge do the shopping..
@Toby: How long before you start ordering stuff you don't need just to see it come to the door? It's addictive like seeing that Amazon package at the door. 

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
7/21/2014 11:34:26 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Smart Home
@Davedgreat2000: An excellent part that was skipped -- as the price of technology, especially IoT, goes down the more likely we are see it being adopted and what is a premium just becomes another add-on down the road. 

Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson  
7/21/2014 11:32:34 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Security
@Kim: I don't know if I would say it's a disappointment, but something that people are at least familiar with and I think that's why it's starting there. For a number of years, people have been investing in alarm system on the basic level, so it's no surprise that when you are offered an upgrade to a smart system, where you can control more of it from your phone, you're going to go for it. It's already there and it is familiar. I think from here it's Nest and other smaller home systems before the house gets totally wired. 

Toby
Toby  
7/21/2014 7:00:23 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Let your fridge do the shopping..
I fully expect to shortly have the Ocado grocery van turn up at the door with fresh produce that the fridge has ordered given that it knows we are almost out and that there was a deal going on several of our favorite items yesterday. It is just a matter of joining the "Things".

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