Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2017 23:15 UTC
Internet & Networking

A perk of connected devices, or at least what gadget manufacturers will tell you, is they can receive over-the-air updates to keep your device current. Those updates don't always go as planned, however. In fact, they can go horribly wrong. Take a company called Lockstate, for example, which attempted to issue new software to its LS6i smart locks last week and ended up bricking devices. That isn't great.

I don't know what these people were expecting.

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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 17th Aug 2017 00:02 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Anyone using wifi-capable locks is asking for it if you ask me. "Smart"-locks are a solution looking for a problem anyways.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Carewolf on Thu 17th Aug 2017 19:25 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2005-09-08

The problem it solves is all the people who ones 10s or 100s of homes. And are involved the "sharing" economy of "sharing" their "own" "personal" homes over airbnb.

And depending on city, what they are doing is probably also illegal.

But that is the use-case of smartlocks

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