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Ikea are rolling out remote operated window blinds later this year, not sure when they are coming to Au.—
Many (most) of the ‘home security’ offerings are a dangerous waste of money - except for the manufacturer who can monetise your data. They are usually fairly easy to hack, have rubbish facial recognition, require a subscription so they can store your data in the cloud and software will need to be updated, assuming the firm stays in business long enough to bother.
—Nest was purchased by Google recently and the interwebs are raging. Nest thermostat software crashed a while back, leaving thousands in the US with freezing cold homes for days on end.
—-Anything that needs the internet to operate is inherently likely to suffer from lack of availability, not something you want in a security device imho.
—- I do love my Miele Scout automated floor cleaner though - no phone required :)


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