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What is IOT (Internet of Things)?

What is IOT (Internet of Things)?

May 28, 2019

What is IOT (Internet of Things)?

Let’s be honest, most people have heard about the “internet of things” but just as many people are confused in terms of the precise meaning of the term. It’s true, the internet of things was once a term for anything and everything connected to the internet but even this description seems to fall short.

In other words, the internet of things is now more commonly used as a reference to objects or technology that talk to each other. More specifically, these interrelated devices, digital machines and other objects are equipped with the ability to communicate data without any human assistance.

But what does this mean exactly and what might this mean for home automation?

Well, it means the internet of things is transforming the way we live and this smart technology is especially valuable when it comes to home automation. In this article, we take a closer look at the internet of things and how smart home products can benefit and even revolutionize the home.

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Taking a Closer Look at the Internet of Things

From security sensors and factory interfaces to wearable fitness devices and coffee machines in the home, more and more devices are being connected to the internet. In fact, many experts believe this connectivity and automation is one of the most significant shifts and the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution.

And there is also reason to believe this theory...

You see, the internet of things not only connects these devices and technology but also gathers and analyzes critical data. For this reason, the internet of things can automate many time consuming processes and enable humans to learn from this information and take action faster or more efficiently.

As if that’s not enough, the internet of things enables these devices and networks to operate on secure networks and communicate with others in private. At the same time, there is flexibility and each network can be customized to allow other devices to interact and communicate within the same network.

As you may know, most businesses are now connected to the internet of things but every other product and service is at least exploring the potential of interconnectivity.

 

But Why is Shared Data Necessary?

Now, that’s not to say every last device should be connected to the internet but rather to explain how the internet of things will most often enable a superior performance or service.

You see, each device on the internet of things can collect specific and valuable data for the user/owner. In most instances, this capability will also provide a more efficient use-case that will benefit the wider economy and a customized performance at the very least.

When you think of it, the internet of things can also save time and money, while enabling humans to re-think they way we use certain services or goods. As with any aspect of evolution, this means that these services or products become more efficient, responsive and useful to the owner.

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The Role and Importance of Automation at Home

For many people, automation is viewed as some kind of threat and this is especially true for those who might work in roles that can be replaced by such. However, this artificial intelligence and online connectivity is already improving the performance of certain products and services. After all, it’s important to remember that automation is designed to make life easier for humans and add value as opposed to posing a threat or inconvenience of any kind.

When it comes to the home, the positive impact of these devices is particularly obvious. That is to say, smart home products can automate certain tasks and remove many of the unnecessary or mundane aspects of life at home. What’s more, home automation can improve the quality of life, while connecting these devices to each other and simplifying how we live in the process.

But what does this look like?

In case you might be asking yourself, smart home products began with security solutions such as outdoor cameras which enabled homeowners to oversee their property in real time. However, with a verbal command or single swipe on a smartphone, it’s now possible to play music, preheat an oven, and even open or close doors.

In recent years, WiFi home automation and voice-enabled devices have become increasingly common. For instance, smart speakers can now control the lighting, air conditioning and kitchen appliances in the home. Simply put, these devices and this technology allows inhabitants to interact with their home in ways that were not possible in the past.

Aside from convenience, these smart home products can also reduce unnecessary energy consumption and save money when it comes to costs such as electricity bills. You can also control these devices from a single point of access and monitor usage to maximize efficiency. Whether this efficiency relates to bathtubs, ovens, coffee machines or ovens, the same benefits apply to any device that might be connected to the internet of things.

With all the above in mind, WiFi home automation has dynamic capabilities that will also dictate the future of the industry and smart home products will inevitably evolve as these capabilities come to fruition.

 

Final Thoughts

It’s true, most people know about the internet of things but few realize the potential benefits and advantages of WiFi home automation. While not every device needs to be connected to the internet of things, it’s also true that this automation can improve and enhance almost every product or service.

Either way, the internet of things is helping the world become more and more connected and when it comes to home automation, this interconnectivity is already producing a much more valuable and enjoyable experience.

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