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What’s better for home voice and security systems?

Asked by JLeslie (61652points) 1 month ago from iPhone

Alexa, Nook, Chromecast, Echo, Siri, I’m just starting to look into this stuff.

I bought an Amazon firestick, but am thinking about buying a Chromecast for my other TV. I also want to add some security to my home. Maybe a video camera and motion detector. Not sure.

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gorillapaws's avatar

I prefer Siri for the privacy aspects. Apple makes its money by selling hardware at a premium. Google, Amazon, etc. make their money by surveilling your activity, building a profile on you and then selling that to others through marketing. When it comes to something as intimate as devices in my home, I’m more than happy to pay a little more to have a company that has it’s financial interest aligned with my privacy interests.

Inspired_2write's avatar

I watched a doucmentary on home security systems and it showed how hackers can hack into them easily and also monitor you at anytime.
Would check that out before decideing on getting hooked.

Here is that link to that story;
https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/smart-home-hack-marketplace-1.4837963

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