Sometimes being an early adopter can be a risky proposition. Especially when the hardware relies on a company controlled cloud service. Just like the company Chumby (a company that built a touchscreen android powered IoT connected Alarm clock), Emberlight is also shutting down. Claiming pressure from competitors and copycats they are ceasing operations and shutting down their cloud servers. This will effectively disable Emberlight cloud connected sockets. May be time to start looking into that next upgrade.

https://qz.com/1132657/an-internet-of-things-flop-means-some-connected-lights-wont-work-anymore/

Amazon is seemingly dipping its toes into the security market with this new Alexa enabled camera. Also if you buy the in home delivery bundle it’s $100 cheaper.

Yes I said in home.

This bundle includes a smart lock that allows Amazon deliveries to open your door and place your package inside.

All the security implications aside this is an interesting twist to an offering. IoT has changed the game.

#security #IoT #Amazon

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/25/16535002/amazon-cloud-cam-camera-alexa-key-in-home-delivery