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MelBrandle
MelBrandle
6/13/2019 1:51:22 AM
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Are we ready?
I saw an ad about smart homes and it actually got me thinking whether or not mankind is ready for this major change. The guy in the ad had his smart home voice-activated and it was all a breeze initially. He switched on the TV, heater, stovetop and more all at the sound of his voice commands. The second part of the ad showed that he got into an accident and somehow lost his voice. He couldn't even enter his home because his main door didn't recognize his raspy voice. He then stood in the pouring rain for hours before his spouse came home and opened the door with her voice.

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steve.taranovich
steve.taranovich
6/5/2019 11:44:49 AM
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Re: Not for me
@DaveR1234---I hear you and agree with you. But remember that when the electro-mechanical light switch first came out, there were the same concerns. Time will bring more competitors to this market as well and reliability will improve.

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DaveR1234
DaveR1234
6/5/2019 11:17:52 AM
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Not for me
The smart home has been predicted for years, but thankfully it doesn't have legs.   The problem with this 'solution' is there is no problem.  When I want to turn on a light in a room, it's because I'm in the room and it's dark.  I don't need my phone, I simply flip the switch on the wall and there's light.  The issue I have with these new 'solutions' is maintenance; when my switch fails, I go to Home Depot and buy another switch that has a standard mounting yoke made by a dozen suppliers.  With a 'smart switch' the part I need was probably made by a supplier who has been out of business for a year and not available.

I know of many instances of central switching systems (Lithonia, for example) that failed and original parts are not available, resulting in multi thousand dollar repairs. 

Another example is a 3-way/4-way switch system that didn't require the usual 3/4 conductor wiring between switches.  Surprise, these new electronic switches lasted the expected (China quality) one year and no replacements are on the shelf.

KISS!

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