These examples of IoT – Internet of Things give us a more exact dimension of what this technological advancement leaves us in our daily lives.
Despite being a concept that is increasingly familiar, we often see it as distant, only for the rich, for large companies or to imagine ourselves in a world of science fiction.
However, this technology is not here for that. It’s function is to improve people’s lives.
Note that with some examples of Internet of Things that we will see in this post, you will start looking at it with more friendly and enthusiastic eyes.
What is the Internet of Things?
I will not extend much the concept of IoT, because what interests us today are it’s applications. But I will give a small definition so that we all focus and know what we are talking about.
The Internet of Things is a concept that is based on the interconnection of everyday objects.
We can say that it is the communication that is established between the “things” of our daily use, through an Internet connection, and that improves people’s lives.
We are watching one of the greatest technological revolutions of our era. And that has just begun. It is getting our attention more and more and the investments in this area are constant.
It seems invisible but is already making our life better.
A quote from Hans Vestberg, Ericsson’s CEO:
“If a person connects to the network, life changes. But if all things and objects connect, it is the world that changes.”
Did you know that in 2012 there were already of 1.8 mobile devices per person in the world?
In 2020, the number of devices connected to the internet is expected to exceed 20.4 billion.
Wow! That’s really a giant network and still growing…
Now, let’s look at those 10 examples of the Internet of Things.
Examples of IoT – Internet of Things related to home automation.
The applications of the Internet of Things used for home automation are surely the most popular. These remind us a lot of science fiction movies and, also, many are already being commercialized and available to many families.
1 – Home security.
How about going on vacation and having your home guarded from your smartphone?
There are already APPs that you can download on your mobile and connect with webcams installed strategically in your home. Some of these APPs are free and there are also several IP cameras on sale at very reasonable prices.
It’s that simple. You install it and visualize it.
You may use it also to monitor your pet when you go to work, Aren’t you curious to know what you do when you leave home?
Another application is to watch your baby sleeping in the bedroom while relaxing and enjoying your favourite TV Series sitting on the sofa in the living room.
Here is a selection of these Home Security Cameras.