California fires: smart speakers and emergency alerts

Lou Katz lou at
Fri Jul 27 21:24:25 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 09:51:04AM -0700, Aaron C. de Bruyn via NANOG wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 9:14 AM Sean Donelan <sean at> wrote:


> The NEST guys also didn't seem very receptive to the emergency alert stuff
> when I contacted them.

And the NEST folk say there is NO WAY that you will ever be able to connect
to your own servers rather than theirs.

> Capitalist solution: Build yet another IoT device that just does emergency
> alerting.
> Someone with free time should start a kickstarter or something.  I'd
> totally chip in.
> -A


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