Well, this is one of those funny but, not so funny stories. A business owner was out to dinner with his family and he saw a notification from the thermostat in his office, the temperature had risen above the threshold he set. He was puzzled why but, turned down the temperature remotely and continued dinner. About an hour later,
he checks the temperature again and it’s climbed even higher.
What is going on? He tried to crank it down again, no luck. He quickly headed into the office only to find, the A/C is making some horrible chugging noises and isn’t pushing cool air at all. Thankfully, he caught it early. The area where the server was stored was getting very hot! He set a fan inside the server room to keep things cooled while he called the repair company for the A/C unit.
If left unchecked, this issue could have cooked the hardware in the server room ruining the server, firewall or even Internet router taking down the office completely. While it’s important to protect yourself when using smart products, they can be very helpful.