Smart Home - Lacking standards and lock-in

Nico Rikken nico.rikken at
Sun Dec 21 17:48:00 UTC 2014

Dear Paul,

Thanks for the elaborate and insightful email.

The most interesting point you made, to me was the paradox in high-end
and low-cost systems: The high-end systems lack a local interface and
lack connectivity to other systems and as a consequence lose
functionality when internet-connectivity is reduced. The low-cost
systems rely on local connectivity and system integration and as a
consequence system which can be deprived of internet connectivity (if
there was any) and can be upgraded since the gateway greatly determines
the 'intelligence' of the system. Of course there are many remarks to be
made on this generalisation.

Kind regards,
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