It was only a few years ago that everyone was scoffing at futurists who claimed that we would all be streaming our music rather than buying digital or physical copies. Much the same thing is happening right now at the interface of hardware and software that is the “smart home.”
Smart home technology worries a lot of people who can only see risk associated with extending control and pushing data beyond your home – a situation that has been reinforced by seemingly endless security failings on the part of smart home and IoT companies.
But some have continued to push what they see as the ultimate differentiator – and revenue generator: a subscription model. Cameras are the obvious entry point – they produce tons of data and a cloud service can take that off your hands.