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larryloeb
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10/19/2015 | 6:46:28 AM
Re: risky
Well, someone with overwhelming force can bypass physical security.

With the camera, you at least get some idea of who did it and can use that to chase the perps down.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/19/2015 | 6:44:42 AM
Re: Home kit app
Right, you can let "trusted" service providers in when you are not at home with this.

 
Gigi3
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10/19/2015 | 6:23:54 AM
Re: risky
"I'm not so sure it can be hacked easily, though the camera's image may be obtainable if the headers for it are easily discerned. Again, easily? No. Possible? Sure."

Larry, if peoples are coming with masked faces what can we do or more peoples are coming later with masked face. Such security vulnerabilities are more. The only thing is business is building up on trust and they have a proper label/address.
Gigi3
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10/19/2015 | 6:18:35 AM
Re: Home kit app
"From what I understand, you order some sort of service from the partners. They can then come to your home, present credentials, and you then let them in to deliver stuff or do work. Of course, you can still let anyone in if you want to; but this gives an extra level of trust to those that you do,"

Larry, you meant that such services/delivery is happenings, when no one is at home. Then I have to agree to that this is a good service, eventhough there are security concerns. 
larryloeb
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10/17/2015 | 4:29:43 PM
Re: risky
I'm not so sure it can be hacked easily, though the camera's image may be obtainable if the headers for it are easily discerned.

Again, easily? No. Possible? Sure.
trotti54
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10/17/2015 | 3:48:43 PM
risky
I find these risky new technologies. IT is easily hacked today, we must be vigilant with security vulnerabilities
larryloeb
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10/16/2015 | 12:34:46 PM
Re: Home kit app
From what I understand, you order some sort of service from the partners.

They can then come to your home, present credentials, and you then let them in to deliver stuff or do work.

Of course, you can still let anyone in if you want to; but this gives an extra level of trust to those that you do,

 

 
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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10/16/2015 | 4:55:43 AM
Home kit app
"The San Francisco-based company on Oct. 14 unveiled its August Access platform "that provides secure, trusted home access" to repair companies, dog walkers, food delivery services, and other service providers. The platform uses the August Smart Lock (which is HomeKit-enabled), the August Smart Keypad, and the August Doorbell Cam."

Larry, am eager to know how this works? You mean that we can make order through this app and they will call you from the gate or something else.
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