From smart homes to smart cars, the Internet of Things market promises to bring a lot of convenience, but like everything, it has hidden costs, according tomedia reports. For this part of the product, the cost depends on the Internet or at least some form of connection. Some devices continue to work even after the remote server is dimmed, while others need to be closely connected to the cloud, and once the plug is unplugged, they stop working immediately, just like Guardzilla’s dozens of security camera products, which completely lose value without warning.
With the popularity of web surveillance cameras, it is understandable that there is no longer any impression of Guardzilla’s name. That may be why the now-defunct company thinks it can slowly go down, at least until Consumer Reports learns. Over the past few years, the company has been embroiled in security and privacy issues, and its sudden disappearance is undoubtedly a fatal blow to it.
Users of Guardzilla’s security cameras complain not only about connectivity problems but also about slow customer support. This is because Guardzilla shut down the business without notifying the user. It didn’t even notify retailers, because some are still selling cameras that will never be used.
Now there is also the problem that video clips stored on the Guardzilla server are inaccessible. The company’s terms of service do give it the right to sell personal information to potential buyers to improve its services, but it doesn’t mention anything about the company’s permanent closure.