Charter/Spectrum (cable company) bricks home automation/security equipment

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I don't know if you recall but one of my first posts talked about my neighbor checking out how I was doing HA and then screwing up some rules because he didn't understand the interface. The reason for this was because someone from Spectrum called him to let him know the will be discontinuing the service.

He gave me his cameras a while ago to see if he could migrate them to Blue Iris or the like but I couldn't get them working. I guess this explains why.

Spectrum reportedly firmware coded its devices to be incompatible with other devices, effectively orphaning them once the service shuts down

Yup. Feel badly for your neighbor. Cox will go the same way ..... it was a bad business for them to get into, but needed new revenue streams with so many cord cutters.

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