Americans embracing ‘smart’ homes – Pleasanton Weekly

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A survey of U.S. adults by Coldwell Banker Real Estate t and CNET, an online source of consumer technology news, found that Americans are already embracing the smart home with 28% owning at least one smart home product and almost half of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) adopting the technology.

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Posted by wondering
a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:43 am

what are some examples of smart products? Heating and Air that go on and off at certain times, or something else?

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Posted by Think It Through
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:54 am

Convenience is nice. Personally, I’m very wary of what you trade for it. Security and privacy, not cost, is my issue. I’m not a fan of giving my personal info to a company to aggregate (Xfinity home security). Even large corporations (Home Depot, Target, Anthem) don’t spend the money to keep their systems up-to-date to keep customers information secure, how do I know some ‘smart home’ device company is going to? Finding (waiting for) a techology that is trustworthy won’t be easy. The last hing I want is some home builder equiping a home with the cheapest system he can find so that he can list it as ‘Smart’. It’s easy to be tempted by tech flash, I have the smart phone the tablet the pod etc ect. So maybe I’n not one to talk.I’m just starting to feel a little too tracked. Right now, I feel smart enough to take care of my own home.

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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
19 hours ago

I only have a cell with text keyboard and do not want smartphone. However, I do need to buy a new primary TV this week. old one is dying. I only need about a 42 inch, and would like 4,000 resolutions. However, that means a ‘smart tv’ and I really do not want a smart TV…have to keep tape over the camera.. but who knows what other ‘spy’ features are included.

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
8 hours ago

Watcher – there are “dumb” TV’s out there. I just bought a new TV 6 months ago and did some research. Retailers still carry “dumb” TV’s but most buyers want a smart TV these days so that’s what’s out on display.

I think if you ask around at Best Buy or Video Only you’ll find what you want.

Personally, after giving it much thought, I ended up going with a smart TV because the price difference wasn’t that great. Also, I figured I’d use the added features eventually. Once in a while I’ll sign on to You Tube or try some of the other online channels if I’m bored with regular TV most nights it’s just TV.

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