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Researcher criticises 'weak' crypto in Internet of Things alarm system

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Re: sim card in alarm system

Phone home owner; all well and good. Phone police? Don't think so; ISTR that the police will not now take calls from "automated" burglar alarms because of the number of false alarms. I think remote alarms have to go to an "alarm company".

Which raises the question "if the home owner gets an automated alarm call what are they going to do about it?" Ring the police and risk getting short shrift anyway? It would have to be a text to the home owner in any case; a voice call could be frustrated by the user yakking away on their phone, which looking at a large percentage of the population at any given time is all too likely.

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