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