Re: As much as you lot hate Nest, Google and IOT
Well, no, the products themselves are well engineered and do as they say on the box.
The problem is that they may do more than stated on the box, with how the associated services are implemented and with the company behind it being in the business of grabbing as much personal data as they can possibly lay there hands on which is not an ideal recipe for trust in my book.
If I could buy that hardware with clearly defined APIs and communication protocols that I could configure to go to my own servers or to an organisation I can actually have a decent contractual and trust relationship with I would be very interested.
With Google in play, not a chance.