BOSTON-Noted security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek said the
Internet of Things can´t be secure, but it can be tamed.
Drawing from their car hacking experience, the two spent the morning
contemplating the larger universe of IoT security and conceded that there
will always be thousands of connected devices that will never be secure, and
that industry should prioritize personal safety and the security of
automobiles and medical devices, for example, over toothbrushes and door
Anyhow nothing really new here, but got me thinking about something that
comes up every year at this time, intelligence in my home temperarture
Right nmw we have 2 standalone manually programmed temperature controllers,
effectively 1 per floor. When the DST kicks on and off, I have to manually
change the time on each device and when the weather changes, I have to
manually adjust the temperature programming which I did about a week or so
ago when the temp was dropping below zero overnight. We also brought out the
heavy and multilayer wool comforters at the same time.
Problem is, same as every year, it’s no longer cold and now the programming
means it’s too hot in the morning and bit on the warm side during the day.
So I can reprogram again for the current conditions, but as soon as I do
that, it’ll get cold again and I am back in the reprogram over and over loop.
So any suggestions for an intelligent temp controller that takes into
- current and expected outdoor ambient temperature
- whether someone is home (pretty normal as I work from home most days)
- current internal ambient temperature
- my termperature preference, I generally like it warmer than Nicole does
- the time it takes to heatup the house using the infloor radiant heating
(on main floor only and about 4-5 hours) and baseboard heating upstairs
- there is no force air system in the house, nor is there air conditioning
(other than a portable unit in my office), basically heat is either on or off
I have several wireless weather stations/tempature devices, none of which
have computer integration of course, but I am sure I could resolve that with
judicious use of an SDR to sniff and decode the traffic, either that or just
replace my current systems with one with computer access.
In either case, I love the idea/concept of the Nest and similar devices, just
not willing to give up that level of personal privacy to get it.
Anyone come across anything of this nature? I’d love to finally get a
solution to automate this in relation to the outside temperatures.