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Old 03-08-2024, 09:32 PM   #1
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The Open Doorbell Policy


Bruce Schneier reports on a study that shows that many of those video internet-connected "security" doorbells are as about as insecure as it gets.

They may enable you to see who's knocking at your door, but they enable hackers to see you.
 
Old 03-09-2024, 08:32 AM   #2
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Have dogs. Not door bells. Money spent on food reciprocated with affection and loyalty.

Have cats to. I never have too much affection. Cats alert also with a serial killer stare at the door. Crash < cat name> will howl.
Have peep holes also.

Anybody that shows up while we are not home are treated to a japenese puppet show.
My pets are fun.
 
Old 03-11-2024, 12:32 PM   #3
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Have lighted door bell. But that is it. If I ever do anything with video/camera it will be of my creation (Ie. Think Raspberry Pi, Pico, Aurdino, etc...) not off the shelf. And video will NOT ever go on the internet. It is stupid in my opinion to allow your cameras on your property to flow into the cloud.

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Old 03-12-2024, 09:34 PM   #4
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Me, I would never spring for one of those things. But selling paranoia seems to be a growth industry.

As far as I can tell, their primary usage is providing fodder for the television show, America's Funniest Videos.
 
Old 03-14-2024, 10:57 AM   #5
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Have lighted door bell. But that is it. If I ever do anything with video/camera it will be of my creation (Ie. Think Raspberry Pi, Pico, Aurdino, etc...) not off the shelf. And video will NOT ever go on the internet. It is stupid in my opinion to allow your cameras on your property to flow into the cloud.
Agree, whole heartedly.
 
Old 03-15-2024, 08:40 PM   #6
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But selling paranoia seems to be a growth industry.
In more ways than one.

The worst part is that it seems to be working.
 
  


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