Something to ponder about IoT

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Re: Something to ponder about IoT

Post by JR. » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:43 am

brianroth wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:07 pm
From that article:

The new Bluetooth-enabled Hue bulbs will cost the same as those without Bluetooth: $15 for plain white; $25 adjustable white bulbs; and $50 for full color-change bulbs.

And to think that several years ago I would buy a 4-pack of 60W incandescent bulbs for $1.00!

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I still have a stash of incandescent bulbs I use in the fixture under my computer desk for local leg warming on cold winter days.

I was just thinking how nice it is to not be replacing burned out light bulbs constantly... I can't remember the last bulb that failed. Perhaps a combination of good lamps and bad memory, but writing this will surely jinx me. :lol:

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Re: Something to ponder about IoT

Post by emrr » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 am

Im beginning to explore replacing a security system, and starting to think about a cell based connection that I receive a feed from rather than a hardwired connection with 3rd party monitoring.

I did find another 4 pack of 60W bulbs I'd misplaced, which were for a lamp under a water line that might freeze.
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Re: Something to ponder about IoT

Post by JR. » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:02 pm

emrr wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 am
Im beginning to explore replacing a security system, and starting to think about a cell based connection that I receive a feed from rather than a hardwired connection with 3rd party monitoring.

I did find another 4 pack of 60W bulbs I'd misplaced, which were for a lamp under a water line that might freeze.
Last winter when my back faucet froze up I bought some of the thermostat controlled pipe heating tape. Not very expensive, and requires no attention after set up.
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I recently put in some closed circuit cameras to catch tree rats (squirrels). If I don't see the squirrels until after I am out in the yard, it is too late to return inside and get my rifle.

I bought a 4 camera system from Swann (actually system can take more cameras but for now I am only using two, to monitor 4 pecan trees) . The cameras are wide angle and have night vision.

They can set up an internet based email notification system based on motion sensing. I didn't set up the email notification account. https://www.swann.com/us/

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Re: Something to ponder about IoT

Post by mediatechnology » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:16 pm

emrr wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 am
Im beginning to explore replacing a security system, and starting to think about a cell based connection that I receive a feed from rather than a hardwired connection with 3rd party monitoring.

I did find another 4 pack of 60W bulbs I'd misplaced, which were for a lamp under a water line that might freeze.
Doug - I have a cell-based monitored system that integrated into my existing hardwired panel. If your system isn't monitored, you may forfeit any insurance discount you receive. I don't ever see the cell bill - it's included in the $16/month fee. IIRC the discount offsets several months of monitoring.
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