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The Future of Demand Response Technologies

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tirlapur
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Re : The Future of Demand Response Technologies
tirlapur   9/22/2013 9:46:21 AM
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@ Jacob, you are right standalone systems are safe. But I wonder if there are any more standalone systems still existing? We are living in a connected world where our cell phones, computers, tablets and all other electronic gadgets are talking to other devices always. Let alone electronic devices, our cars' number plates talk as well. Our privacy is already compromised enough, it's worth compromising it for some better purpose such as one proposed in the post.

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Re : The Future of Demand Response Technologies
tirlapur   9/22/2013 9:45:25 AM
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@ TaimoorZ, I agree with you, I don't think if this technology will be intruding into our privacy, or at least I hope so But Eldredge's concerns are real when we consider in how many ways our privacy is being compromised in the name of security and under every other pretext. There is sufficient to be skeptical about.

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pocharle   9/14/2013 12:10:52 PM
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You do now & always will since so many companies make there real money on your generic information

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Susan Fourtané   9/3/2013 1:32:58 AM
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Eldredge, 

Yes, exactly. 

-Susan

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Eldredge   9/2/2013 7:46:09 PM
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@Susan,

  I agree. The tradeoff may be wothwhile...as long as I understand the give and take.

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Susan Fourtané   9/2/2013 12:45:51 AM
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Eldredge,

"Any time proposals are made for external control of some aspect of my home, I wonder how much security and/or privacy I am giving up in return."

The question is how much security, and/or privacy you are willing to give up. The final decision is always yours. 

-Susan

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Re: Amazing technology but...
Jacob   8/31/2013 11:56:27 PM
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Eldredge, there are pros and conc, which weights more is the matter

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Jacob   8/31/2013 11:52:46 PM
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"know a lot of people that use the hosted video surveillance systems by their security company. For example, my friend uses the ADT service where he can access the cameras from anywhere. There's also an app. I can only imagine that if some gains access to ADT's systems, they could essentially redirect the feeds, worrying to me."

Pocharle, there is no doubt that it's prone to vulnerability, because of the network connectivity. But at the same time, we won't be in a situation to neglect the advantages too. When comparing these two, I feel advantages weights more.

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Eldredge   8/31/2013 7:24:33 PM
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These service definitely have their benefits, but I still feel like I relinquish some privacy to acquire them.

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pocharle   8/31/2013 1:48:26 PM
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I know a lot of people that use the hosted video surveillance systems by their security company. For example, my friend uses the ADT service where he can access the cameras from anywhere. There's also an app. I can only imagine that if some gains access to ADT's systems, they could essentially redirect the feeds, worrying to me.

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