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By Kim Murphy
Special to Valley News 

Real Estate Round Up: A cautionary tale of the 'smart home'


Last updated 7/18/2018 at 11:19am

There once was a home, named Lucille. She was friends with Alexa and Roomba and thought that life was grand. One night, when Lucille’s owners arrived home, they unlocked the front door without a key. They turned the alarm off and checked Lucille’s cameras for the days events. They spoke, and the lights and music came on. Dinner was started in the oven. Wine was perfectly chilled in the refrigerator.

They were ready for a quiet relaxed evening, when suddenly, Alexa spoke to them. Alexa suggested a new artist for the music. She suggested that they should turn the lights down. At first, t...

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