[SATLUG] Re: Any Technical/Automation-Hacking/Override info on the CPS Energy Saver Thermostat?

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Tue May 18 23:20:54 CDT 2010

On Sunday 16 May 2010 03:09:54 pm Henry Pugsley wrote:
> I think you're missing the point .. it's not about who is deciding how
> hot or cold your house is.  From what I've read about this, CPS will
> cycle your A/C during peak load times to smooth the load cycles.  

Yeah man.. That's why I'm thinking about getting one and then "voiding that 
warrany". ;)

> The bigger issue here is that the power grid is overloaded and it's
> getting worse as people put more power hungry electronics in their

Just wait until americans start plugging in those E-cars.. that will change 
the shape of the whole grid usage.

> I guess from the security perspective, the only big risk is that
> someone could access the system and force everyone's A/C to cycle on
> at the same time, thus causing a brownout or blackout. 

That's my concern with such a system. Actually creating an attack vector for 
our power grid.


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