04/18/2019 (Thu) 00:28:08
Honestly, at this point there's a whole market segment of brainless cattle that eats this shit up. This isn't for people like us. If I was the company I'd do the exact same. If people are giving their data away, might as well take it.
Do you guys think though that there's a market for DIY security camera kits? With cheap single board computers and cameras these days, you could easily make an almost plug-and-play package that uses fully open source software to record video, process, even do fancy image recognition, put it on your own machine or optionally provide a passworded web UI that only you have access to. You could actually make it cheaper than these shitty electronic doorbells. The only issue is that security wise, you should store the video off-site so that burglars can't steal it, which is pretty trivial but you can offer your own VPS solution and zero-configuration setup script for the retards.