Re: ANY i.o.t
I don't think every I.o.T device is fundamentally flawed.
A lot of their current implementations are flawed from a security point of view.
I can see a point of internet enabled monitoring and control of several things in my house.
Lighting, heating and security all seem pretty useful to me.
The Philips implementation of shoving the IoT electronics in the lamp seems pretty silly and expensive to me. Also I wouldn't use Zigbee. But putting the IoT electronics in the ceiling rose, if properly done, seems like a good idea to me.
An internet enabled fridge or freezer that tells me its getting too hot is useful if it stops me throwing lots of food away. Although I have never saw the point ( or how it is sensibly achievable ) of a fridge that would automatically order food and drink so it can be restocked. I ( well my wife ;) ) want to be in charge of food purchases, not some flippin' fridge.
A cooker, clothes-iron or other fire risk item that could tell me remotely its still switched on could be useful. I don't know how many times I've wondered if something has been left switched on when I have left my house. Maybe I'm a bit OCD, and should get help ;) I guess I could just check manually ...
I really don't see the great advantage of the NEST single thermostat controlling an entire house's heating, But individually controlled rooms with different temperatures set looks useful to me. Especially if some rooms can be left at a low just above freezing temperature because the normal occupants of the room aren't in the house. The Honeywell EVO home looks useful, but way too expensive.
IoT toasters, kettles well they really are pointless.
Of course all these things need to be done securely, especially if home security systems are included.
Currently way too many IoT things seem to be insecure.
Along with the cost, this is what stops me from currently bothering ...