The question asked was specifically about which of two choices the asker should elect in their report of a specific situation.
Your response did not address that at all - the only information you provided is information that is obvious - that is, if it is even accurate. Just because a company's communication department says they use information for internal purposes, doesn't actually mean their technical team pays any attention to it at all.
Thus your response was not an answer for two key reasons:
1) You provided no information to solve the main dilemma of the question
2) The only information you did provide was obvious to the point of being meaningless - "internal purposes" could mean absolutely anything and says nothing about how the responses are interpreted.
Note that just because a question is posted does not mean it will be answerable - or at least not with information currently available to the public. Generally, non-answerable questions on stack exchange sites are supposed to be closed (or in recent terminology "put on hold")
Non-answerable questions are not ever, an excuse to post non-answers.
This is a new site in the Stack Exchange Network, which seems to have attracted a lot of people without much familiarity with how Stack Exchange sites are supposed to work. Before disagreeing with the above, spend some time on established sites in the network, and you'll see that the system-wide norms of what makes a question and an answer are very different from what has been passed off for such here lately. Much of what has been upvoted here would be downvoted into oblivion on the established sites - not because they do not handle IoT, but because the postings do not comply with the Stack Exchange model.
Having enthusiasm for a new site and trying to build up momentum is in one thing - but this is still a Stack Exchange site, not a chat forum. As a result, system wide rules governing Questions and Answers still apply. For a site trying to escape the Beta phase to full status, following the rules is even more important.