Just started getting into HA and was disappointed to see they have a cloud option as, aside from the cost, that was I what I was trying to get away from and control my own network's security. Although as I understand it, at least for Google Home, if you don't want to use the cloud option for voice control then you need to open inbound internet access for the Google service anyway. Which I need to look at in more detail to see if I can lock that down to just the google servers. I don't mind opensource projects making a bit of money as it should help secure the future of the app. Although price point vs features offered and whether it has a detrimental effect to the non-cloud based features is up for debate.
can you ask him a newbie guide/blog etc on how to use this stuff pls, i don't know about it, don't know if i want it but looks like it can do some good stuff....
I don't think I was getting upset, just bemused.
Don't know why you lot are getting upset, that's why you use Paypal!
No, I'm just not daft enough to complain about the lack of insurance if I've chosen not to pay for insurance.