Another problem with the Internet of Things: smart home devices don’t work when networks go down

From Internet of Things.eu

February 3, 2017

Smart home technology is pretty cool — until you’re left sitting in the dark because a network outage is preventing you from turning on your wireless light bulb.

Hundreds of smart home consumers likely opened their eyes to a big problem with the Internet of Things Tuesday, when a massive outage struck Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service, disrupting service to popular websites, services and smart home networks.The issue sent social media into a tailspin as dozens of services – including blogging site Medium, question and answer site Quora and several work productivity services, such as Trello – went down for hours.

Those with smart home products soon joined the thousands complaining about the outage, some of which laughed that they were sitting in the dark because their wireless light bulbs wouldn’t turn on.

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http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/nicole-bogart-another-problem-internet-things-smart-home-devices-don%E2%80%99t-work-when-networks-go-down

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