Best Buy dumbing down Insignia

Just an FYI, Best Buy have announced they are turning off the back end servers for their Insignia line of products, meaning the “smarts” won’t work any more - and the camera will be totally useless and footage won’t be available at all, starting now.
They are offering partial refunds, depending on what you have. The problem being, for a completely useless camera, you won’t get your money back, just a gift card for part of the purchase price.


I’ll be slowly switching my world over to fill self hosted, but that isn’t feasible for most. I don’t think that we will be free of this type of nonsense until things are fully open and running a more unified/base IOT OS and those things can work without the patent company.