Hive/nest anyone fitted one before?

Ktownsend

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Questions like why would you be so insanely naive to install remotely-accessible devices throughout your household, just because the telly convinced you a timer or thermostat isn't good enough...?
Because they're brilliant maybe? Learns your routines and can be turned on when you're out so the house isnt heated when empty, but warm for when you come in. They're about £100 more than a decent thermostat. I bet we've saved that in 3 years by having the heating on exactly when we want.
 

MakeItSmooth

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Because they're brilliant maybe? Learns your routines and can be turned on when you're out so the house isnt heated when empty, but warm for when you come in. They're about £100 more than a decent thermostat. I bet we've saved that in 3 years by having the heating on exactly when we want.

We'll just have to agree to disagree.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Questions like why would you be so insanely naive to install remotely-accessible devices throughout your household, just because the telly convinced you a timer or thermostat isn't good enough...?

Actually, a lot of things are smart now.

My mate has a smart shop in town and it's the way forward. Control everything off your phone.

Lights on/off on a timer. Bada bing look like you're in when you're not.

Same with a ring doorbell, proximity notification, rings your phone, records who's there.

Cameras/alarms same. Internal/external whatever you want. All wireless. Just pop it up and go.

Heating on when you're half an hour from home.

The only downside is you're a bit f**k*d if you lose your phone.
 

Ktownsend

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Actually, a lot of things are smart now.

My mate has a smart shop in town and it's the way forward. Control everything off your phone.

Lights on/off on a timer. Bada bing look like you're in when you're not.

Same with a ring doorbell, proximity notification, rings your phone, records who's there.

Cameras/alarms same. Internal/external whatever you want. All wireless. Just pop it up and go.

Heating on when you're half an hour from home.

The only downside is you're a bit f**k*d if you lose your phone.
You're wrong. Bill Gates is watching us. He wants to know how long your heatings on and how many times you watch countdown in a week
 

Kinkyboy

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You're wrong. Bill Gates is watching us. He wants to know how long your heatings on and how many times you watch countdown in a week
Makes you laugh dsnt it in some peoples thinking.like bill Gates wants to listen to me and Mrs talking about who's fisting who tonight
 

tapit

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Because they're brilliant maybe? Learns your routines and can be turned on when you're out so the house isnt heated when empty, but warm for when you come in. They're about £100 more than a decent thermostat. I bet we've saved that in 3 years by having the heating on exactly when we want.

Because they're brilliant maybe? Learns your routines and can be turned on when you're out so the house isnt heated when empty, but warm for when you come in. They're about £100 more than a decent thermostat. I bet we've saved that in 3 years by having the heating on exactly when we want.
The general consensus is that they are unnecessary and expensive. Why would anyone buy these when we have adequate central heating controls and also warm pullovers.
My heating also comes on exactly when i want, it's known as a timer.
 

stuart23

Private Member
Questions like why would you be so insanely naive to install remotely-accessible devices throughout your household, just because the telly convinced you a timer or thermostat isn't good enough...?
Big enough to make my own choices now piss off to another thread and gies peace
 

Ktownsend

Well-Known Member
The general consensus is that they are unnecessary and expensive. Why would anyone buy these when we have adequate central heating controls and also warm pullovers.
My heating also comes on exactly when i want, it's known as a timer.
Because this does something the others don't... unlike some products being flogged to death
 

tapit

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Because this does something the others don't... unlike some products being flogged to death
But why would you buy something that does the same job yet costs more?
Not for me mate no, you still haven't answered my question, why?
 

Ktownsend

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Keep trying mate you'll not get a bite from me. If it doesnt involve taking the piss out of the s**t tape I'm not interested
 

smoother09

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Put a jumper on you soft cnt I rarely have the heating on just first thing in morning then thats it windows open when I'm in! Can't beat fresh air
 

paulf

Well-Known Member
Actually, a lot of things are smart now.

My mate has a smart shop in town and it's the way forward. Control everything off your phone.

Lights on/off on a timer. Bada bing look like you're in when you're not.

Same with a ring doorbell, proximity notification, rings your phone, records who's there.

Cameras/alarms same. Internal/external whatever you want. All wireless. Just pop it up and go.

Heating on when you're half an hour from home.

The only downside is you're a bit f**k*d if you lose your phone.
Or sitting in your gaff and a strange voice says "that's five wanks you've had today".
 

worthwords

Member
i installed my own nest - had to disable and cross wire the existing 1970s kenwood thermostat. 1st nest would cack up and loose connection - i double checked everthing before deciding the unit must be fauly so sent it back. Replacement has worked flawlesslessly. Useful for unprediable work hours as can pre heat the house before arriving home.
 

stuart23

Private Member
i installed my own nest - had to disable and cross wire the existing 1970s kenwood thermostat. 1st nest would cack up and loose connection - i double checked everthing before deciding the unit must be fauly so sent it back. Replacement has worked flawlesslessly. Useful for unprediable work hours as can pre heat the house before arriving home.
Aye there a wee bit tricky to work out but once you know what goes where it’s a ten minute job.
 

stuart23

Private Member
Actually, a lot of things are smart now.

My mate has a smart shop in town and it's the way forward. Control everything off your phone.

Lights on/off on a timer. Bada bing look like you're in when you're not.

Same with a ring doorbell, proximity notification, rings your phone, records who's there.

Cameras/alarms same. Internal/external whatever you want. All wireless. Just pop it up and go.

Heating on when you're half an hour from home.

The only downside is you're a bit f**k*d if you lose your phone.
Open my eyes and say hey google switch my coffee machine on then by time I get dressed and downstairs it’s heated up and ready to go. All Xmas lights running off smart plugs so can set them to come on and off at set times or use voice command. Installing a hive at my grans as she is partially blind now and she has an Alexa in most rooms so she can find out what time it is what weathers like outside and turn heating on and off with her voice instead of fumbling through cupboards. These things are all to make our life easier, if someone doesn’t like them fair enough but I’m all for the easy life.
 

MakeItSmooth

Well-Known Member
Open my eyes and say hey google switch my coffee machine on then by time I get dressed and downstairs it’s heated up and ready to go. All Xmas lights running off smart plugs so can set them to come on and off at set times or use voice command. Installing a hive at my grans as she is partially blind now and she has an Alexa in most rooms so she can what time it is what weathers like outside and turn heating on and off with her voice instead of fumbling through cupboards. These things are all to make our life easier, if you don’t like them fair enough but I’m all for the east life.

You know what - I can actually see them as a (partial) benefit for people with physical impairments, and I wasn't having a pop at you personally, earlier, Stuart (really, I have no beef with you at all and I think you know that without me having to prove it).


...but, for the general population, I find it alarming how willing people are to accept 'smart' devices into their home, in the sense that it's the thin end of the wedge, in terms of loss of privacy.

It's not about 'is such and such really interested in trivial aspects of my life', in the here and now. It's about EVERYTHING being recorded and AGGREGATED for later opportunity to profile a person.

Anyway, with that said, Happy New Year to all! :birra:
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
You know what - I can actually see them as a (partial) benefit for people with physical impairments, and I wasn't having a pop at you personally, earlier, Stuart (really, I have no beef with you at all and I think you know that without me having to prove it).


...but, for the general population, I find it alarming how willing people are to accept 'smart' devices into their home, in the sense that it's the thin end of the wedge, in terms of loss of privacy.

It's not about 'is such and such really interested in trivial aspects of my life', in the here and now. It's about EVERYTHING being recorded and AGGREGATED for later opportunity to profile a person.

Anyway, with that said, Happy New Year to all! :birra:

That's a reality. Got to accept it.

In today's world, what's done in the dark will come to the light.

You don't get to choose whether it's crooked policemen, DNA evidence or your gay rubber fetish.

Just got to play the hand you're dealt
 
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