There’s a lot of noise right now about the Internet of Things (or IoT) and its impact on everything from the way we travel and shop, to the way manufacturers track inventory. But what is the Internet of things? How does it work? And is it really that important?
What is the Internet of things?
In short, this technology connects any device to the web and many other devices. In simple terms, this is a complex network of things connected to each other. This network collects and shares data and information.
The devices include a number of objects, such as smart microwaves, autonomous cars, portable devices, and complex sensors, to name a few.
How does it work?
Devices that have integrated sensors connect to IoT platforms that integrate information and data from a number of commonly used devices. Powerful analytics are then used to share useful information to solve specific needs.
IoT platforms can identify useful information and information that can be ignored. The information can then be used to identify patterns, give suggestions, and point out problems before they occur.
For example, if you work in a car manufacturing business, you may need to find out the important and optional parts.
Based on the information and analysis offered, it can make processes much more efficient. Furthermore, smart systems and objects can also help you make some tasks automatic, especially when these tasks are mundane, repetitive, and time consuming in nature. Let’s take a look at some real life examples.
Using IoT in your own residence
Suppose you get up at 7 am to go to your office. Like most people, you can set the alarm to wake you up at the right time. This works until something bad happens. For example, your train may be canceled. Now you have another problem. You have to drive to work but you’re already late. To make matters worse, the rain begins to rain.
Now if you use an IoT alarm it will stop automatically based on these factors. The watch will determine the distance you need to cover and suggest an alternative route.
IoT in your car
Once you wake up to the alarm, you can drive to work. You won’t just go to the garage. However, what would you do if you had an emergency? If you have a car connected, your vehicle will share information with others in the vehicle. Another component will collect data from the sensors and pass the information on to the manufacturer’s platform. Additionally, the manufacturer can make use of the vehicle’s data to provide you with information that it can use to repair the car by sending the information to the nearest dealer.
Simply put, this is the introduction to the Internet of Things and how it can help make your life easier. Hopefully, you can get the most out of this technology in the future.