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Interview with SmartThings: How a Faulty Pipe Unlocked The Internet of Things (twilio.com)
15 points by jonmarkgo on Dec 4, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

This is a great idea, but it's much much much too expensive.

I want the sensors to be under $10, and maybe a $50 - $100 hub to work with them.

Edit: And there's a service fee???? (Waived for the first customers.) No way!! am I relying on something that needs to 3rd party to work. (Never even mind the fact that you have to pay them - just the fact that they need to exist makes this a non-starter for me.)

Check out micasaverde.com and mios.com. Offers the same type of home automation products with no service fee, and there's an API if you want to hack it.

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