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Previously on ""Smart" homes"

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by Platypus View Post
    Pls report back ! TIA.
    The answer is: yes it works, easy to wire up etc, good images sent to multiple phones/tablets - and they ring similar to when you get a phone/video call.

    ...but... it doesn’t work with their wireless chime, which is a shame.

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  • Zigenare
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    If I lived in a smaller house, my office was at the front of the house, and I didn't spend a lot of time in the garden, then I'd have less interest in getting a video doorbell.
    Hence the thread.
    First world problems, eh?

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by Zigenare View Post
    If he did then he wouldn't need one of these ( Video Doorbell | Arlo Home Security | Arlo), Shirley?

    If I lived in a smaller house, my office was at the front of the house, and I didn't spend a lot of time in the garden, then I'd have less interest in getting a video doorbell.
    Hence the thread.

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  • Zigenare
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Decision made: Video Doorbell | Arlo Home Security | Arlo
    Will get one next week.
    Originally posted by oracleslave View Post
    Is there a way to stop someone in a balaclava with a chisel just prying it off the wall and selling it in the pub?
    Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
    Live in a better area?
    If he did then he wouldn't need one of these ( Video Doorbell | Arlo Home Security | Arlo), Shirley?

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
    Live in a better area?

    It would be till the likes of us move in.

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  • SimonMac
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    Originally posted by oracleslave View Post
    Is there a way to stop someone in a balaclava with a chisel just prying it off the wall and selling it in the pub?
    Live in a better area?

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  • oracleslave
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Decision made: Video Doorbell | Arlo Home Security | Arlo
    Will get one next week.
    Is there a way to stop someone in a balaclava with a chisel just prying it off the wall and selling it in the pub?

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  • Platypus
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Decision made: Video Doorbell | Arlo Home Security | Arlo
    Will get one next week.
    Pls report back ! TIA.

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  • WTFH
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    Decision made: Video Doorbell | Arlo Home Security | Arlo
    Will get one next week.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by darmstadt View Post
    Why I don't trust it, yet:

    Amazon Ring Employees Fired For Spying on Customer Video

    Although not smart homes, it still shows that you can't trust your data:

    Skype audio graded by workers in China with 'no security measures' | Technology | The Guardian
    I trust my data, I don't trust what any company is doing with it....

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  • darmstadt
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    Why I don't trust it, yet:

    Amazon Ring Employees Fired For Spying on Customer Video

    Although not smart homes, it still shows that you can't trust your data:

    Skype audio graded by workers in China with 'no security measures' | Technology | The Guardian

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  • original PM
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    Indeed - you should protest

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  • d000hg
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    Surely your smartphone IS 90% of the privacy issue.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by original PM View Post

    And finally I guess i do not live in an area where strange people come sneaking around your really nice house on a regular basis as some of those doorbell adds would have you think....

    Maybe I am just a luddite though.

    I don't live in an area like that either - the postman knows that if he hears the dog barking, the door is probably unlocked and will just set any parcel in the house. But other delivery men don't know that. Deliveries tend to occur during the day when I'm working in my office at the back of the house, or down the garden. It's a lot easier to tell someone to open the door and leave the parcel while still continuing with conference calls etc.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by original PM View Post
    And finally I guess i do not live in an area where strange people come sneaking around your really nice house on a regular basis as some of those doorbell adds would have you think....

    Maybe I am just a luddite though.

    I solved that problem by not having a really nice house.

    Want to borrow my sabot?

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