(Internet of Things)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of devices, vehicles, and home appliances that contain electronics, software, actuators, and connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data.
Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to inter-operate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of about 30 billion objects by 2020.
The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, virtual power plants, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to inter-operate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of about 30 billion objects by 2020.
What are the 5 IoT devices?
With the Internet of Things, "smart" technology is becoming the norm in homes around the world. These devices are great for monitoring and controlling lights, temperature, appliances and more. But how do you know which ones are right for your home? Here are five IoT devices that we think should be at the top of your list:
1. Nest Learning Thermostat
2. Belkin WeMo Switch
3. Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Controller
4. Philips Hue Light Bulbs
5. Nest Protect Smoke and CO Alarm
We're surrounded by Internet-connected devices that all fall into the category of the Internet of Things (IoT). While many of those things are hidden from view, there are some IoT devices that are obvious and can make our lives better if we use them wisely. Here's a list of five common IoT objects and what they can do for us.
Smart thermometer: Thermostats have been around for a long time, but the new smart thermostats take energy management to a whole new level. A smart thermometer will self-adjust to your habits and understand when you're going to be home or away so it can automatically adjust the temperature in your house or apartment. You can also control it remotely so you can turn down the heat before you get home or when you forget to set it before you leave on vacation.
Smart lock: If you don't have a key on hand and have forgotten to leave one with a friend, you may be locked out of your house or apartment. Smart locks let you unlock your door through an app on your phone—so if you forgot your key or need someone else to let themselves in, it's no problem. It also lets you share access to your home with friends and family so they can easily come and