Reply to post: Cake and eat it?

The IoT wars are over, maybe? Amazon, Apple, Google give up on smart-home domination dreams, agree to develop common standards

Will Godfrey Silver badge
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Cake and eat it?

How about getting two cheap PAYG phones, and leave one at home wired up so you can read it's display and also fake button presses.

The other one you'd use to call it and send text messages of unique codes for various operations, with the home one then returning confirmation messages. You could apply some kind of encryption but even without it snoopers would have a struggle working out what you were doing.

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