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Re: CES 2019 - Daily Round up!


@dgilbert2 wrote:

@Martin-O2nothing really exciting for me, anything really "big" on the Smarthome or Home security front?


I would have liked to see more Home Security tech too.  As here we have been abandoned by our local police station and our street lights go out at midnight to 6am it is becoming "frontier" living.  sweat smile



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@TallTrees wrote:


...... our street lights go out at midnight to 6am it is becoming "frontier" living.  sweat smile


Our council does that also between midnight and 6AM. I really do not like it, they claim crime does not increase. I don't believe it! unamused

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@dgilbert2 wrote:

@TallTrees wrote:


...... our street lights go out at midnight to 6am it is becoming "frontier" living.  sweat smile


Our council does that also between midnight and 6AM. I really do not like it, they claim crime does not increase. I don't believe it! unamused


Neither do I! It also increases the fear factor of the elderly, vulnerable and infirm.

The council should take that into consideration...though they won't.

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Re: CES 2019 - Daily Round up!


@dgilbert2 wrote:

@TallTrees wrote:


...... our street lights go out at midnight to 6am it is becoming "frontier" living.  sweat smile


Our council does that also between midnight and 6AM. I really do not like it, they claim crime does not increase. I don't believe it! unamused


That is absolutely not true here ~ they look around during daylight then return when in complete darkness ~ It's a gift.



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Absolutely correct @Cleoriff not true at all.  

My neighbours are not techy and don't think of auto pir floodlights

and anyway they are expensive to get put in.  

The lights are out when they are most needed. 

No police in town,  no lights it's ridiculous.

No Community Police now either.  

Yes and you are right they feel vulnerable and they are. worried

 



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When we had trouble, the Auto PIR lights made no difference, the "people" snooping round never battered an eye lid. They are good though when your out and about yourself.

 

Its an awful world we live in at times, wish I knew the answer.

 

We now keep all gates locked, have blocked rear access into the garden and improved all door and windows locks. We also changed some large glass panels (eg patios windows) to laminated glass, makes it much harder to break and get entry! (Toughened just shatters and leaves great big gaping holes)

 

 

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I've just found, and have been reading your posts @Martin-O2 and people's comments.

 

They seem to be making TVs larger and larger. How many people have the space for a 75" TV, even wall-mounted? Or the money to pay for it? It's only for the super rich in their mansions. 

 

I'm waiting, possibly in vain for a smaller 4K TV, 32" max as I have a small flat and my 32" TV is just perfect. Any bigger and the TV would take over the flat.

 

A talking toilet. No thanks. I really don't want to interact with my toilet. And I avoid Alexa on my phone and tablet, so I certainly don't want her talking to me on the toilet. And disco lights, why? Do you party while attending to business?!

 

Robots, don't like them and don't want them in my home. If I get to the point where I need help remembering to take my medication, I'll go into a home.

 

Edited to add re the comments about street lighting. Thank God I live in a London borough where the council maintain our street lights. I don't often go out of an evening but when I do at least I know I won't be coming back to a dark street. I'd never go out at night if that were the case!

 

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Read all your comments @Glory1 All are sound,

Years ago I found a very small monitor JVC 6 inches of screen and colour absolutely wonderful could

go anywhere, kitchen, bedroom etc.

I too am looking for a small size neat TV  

RE

Street Lights ~ quite right your Council got some sense, when you need lights is in the late evening

through to daylight ~ why put lights in then not happy.   weary



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The OhMiBod items at CES certainly raised a few eyebrows 👍

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Evening @TallTrees

 

A 32" TV is hardly small. I own a lot of films, many 3D, so I want a decent size screen but proportionate to my sitting room. A too large screen even 42" would literally take over the room and I don't need that nor do I want it.

 

As for the street lights, my council know many wealthy people live in the borough and they're not about to upset them. They're no fools. It's not quite the same in the poorer London boroughs where they also have street lights but not always as well maintained as ours. Unfortunately, it's the rich boroughs like mine, Westminster etc where money and prestige talks. Shame really but there it is.

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