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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    No, thanks. I need a smart home, like I need a fucking hacker inside.
    Better not put windows in your house, you could get a peeper. If a hacker were to hack the house, my lights go off and on a few times that they shouldn't.

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    I live on a high floor sans vis--vis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    I live on a high floor sans vis--vis.
    Drones... Fly that right off the balcony above or below you... Or from anywhere.

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    Drones are forbidden to fly in my city, but even then, they're still outside.

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    I guess I have a stupid home because other than a PC and a rather large camera collection, That's pretty much the extent of the technology in the house. Does a TV count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    We have a smart home not to far from where I live. It was built from scratch. The driveway heats up so no need for snow removal in the winter if the temperature drops and it senses its going to snow. The garage floor rotates so that it can park 4 or 5 cars but only has one door so the foot print of the house does not have to have a large frontage. The house is outfitted so it opens the outside doors with thumb prints of the people authorized to enter. When you walk in you can command the lights to come on, set the temperature by voice command, start the fireplace by voice command, turn on the stereo or TV by voice command only recognizing those it it was programmed to listen to. You name it this house has it from heated floors to a waterfall in the middle of the house that opens up to a courtyard in the middle of the house. The house continues connected by glass hallways on either side of the courtyard to the bedrooms section. I have no idea what happens in a power outage. I have always wondered if they are equipped with a power generator or something. I don't think they can actually open the doors and get in or out on their own without power.
    Like I said, I've got a stupid home. For instance, I've got a heated driveway like your neighbor has but I live in South Florida. Don't laugh, it could happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Alexa, Nest, and Phillips Hue here... among some other minor things. When Amazon lowered the Echo Dot to 29.99 last week and included a TP-Link for just five bucks, I bought three and now the kids will each have their own. I anticipate our lights will be flickering on and off, changing colors, all night long now. Hopefully it'll be the kids though and not some hackers with a drone turning on the hot tub or some such thing.
    That's funny! Now you know WHY I ain't putting any of that shit in the house. I don't want the shower or 'water closet' to have a camera aimed at it by accident or the car driving out of the garage (forgetting to lift the garage door) and I do NOT want the 'icebox' telling me to "step away from the refrigerator" (although that might NOT be a bad idea).

    I put in an auto thermostat on the air handler some 20+ years ago, a good old fashioned timer installed on the water heater when I built and low voltage accent lights on a timer outside. That's pretty much it except for wifi (with boosters).
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    Nope, I'm smert enough. I work in tech so I do my best to avoid it in my off time. I think it's all neat though, but not really necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet69 View Post
    I guess I have a stupid home because other than a PC and a rather large camera collection, That's pretty much the extent of the technology in the house. Does a TV count?
    Nope, even the smart ones, well unless they can do stuff besides "show" shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Drones are forbidden to fly in my city, but even then, they're still outside.
    I haven't seen or heard them but I'm betting there around here! 3 golf courses in the development, someone wants a bird's eye view I promise.

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