What Is IoT?
The Internet of Things, or IoT, means taking all the connected devices in the world and connecting them to the internet. By automatically collecting and sharing data, a new level of digital intelligence is added to these smart devices, enabling them to communicate real-time data without requiring any human interaction. Now, imagine the endless possibilities and advantages that can arise.
The Internet of Things has made the world around us smarter and more responsive. Since its invention, IoT has done a pretty good job in merging the digital and physical world.
And at Legrand, we firmly believe that it’s a technology that we must make the best use of, to give humanity an advantage. With IoT, we are beginning to reap the benefits of connectivity. The Internet of Things is changing lives. It is changing the way homes and offices are operating!
How Does IoT Work?
An IoT system consists of sensors. These devices “talk” to the cloud with the help of internet connectivity. Once the cloud receives the data and processes it, it might decide to perform an action, such as sending an alert or automatically adjusting the devices without authorisation from the user.
If the user input is needed or if the user wants to check in on the system, the user interface allows them to do so. Any actions taken by the user are sent in the opposite direction through the system. It travels from the user interface to the cloud and back to the sensors.
What Are IoT Connected Devices?
IoT involves extending internet connectivity beyond standard devices, such as desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, to any range of traditional or non-internet-enabled physical devices. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the internet. They can be monitored and controlled.
Connected devices are part of a structure in which every device talks to other related devices in an environment to automate home and industrial tasks. They communicate usable sensor data to users, businesses and other interested parties.
How Big Is the Internet of Things?
There are already more connected things than people in the world! It is predicted that there will be around 41.6 billion connected IoT devices by 2025. Industrial and automotive equipment represents the most substantial opportunity for connected “things”. There will also be a strong adoption of smart home and wearable devices in the future.
Why Does IoT Matter?
When something is connected to the internet, that signifies that it can send and receive information. This ability to send and receive information makes devices smart. Smart is always good, isn’t it?
Imagine controlling the lights of your home from your phone or remote control to create an impression that you are inside for safety purposes, but in reality, you are on holiday
Imagine turning on your air conditioner precisely 15 minutes before you reach your home to ensure perfect room temperature or
Imagine recording your favourite show from wherever you are and watching it later
Now that’s what we call living the advantage, at Legrand.
Benefits of the Internet of Things
We believe the four significant benefits of smart home technology are:
The IoT also ensures our homes, offices and vehicles are smart.
Smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home make it easier to play music, set timers or get information
Home security systems make it easier to monitor what’s going on inside and outside or to see and communicate with visitors
Smart thermostats can help us heat our homes before arriving back home
Smart light bulbs can make it look like we’re home even when we’re not
Applications of Internet of Things in 2020
#1 – Smart Home
The biggest playground for IoT technology is households. With home automation, every household task has become convenient. All IoT devices can be controlled via voice commands, and almost all new household gadgets are IoT compatible. They can be controlled with your voice or remote control. Home automation systems save a lot of time and effort. They ensure data collection and provide users with endless comfort.
#2 – Home Security
Home Security is an integral part of our life. Thanks to the Internet of Things, we have better home security systems. Gone are the days when a simple padlock could do the trick. Do check out our website to scan through multiple home security devices from Legrand:
Legrand provides the MyHome Screen Tablet 3.5 for home security management. This panel allows access to devices connected by the IoT. It gives users access to all smart devices through the internet. Usually, such systems are linked to the IoT software to monitor and secure houses
Legrand has also introduced a new way to connect your home – Arteor Smart Switches. These switches can be controlled via a smartphone, tablet or voice control. They allow you to control individual lights, curtains, electrical appliances and more, improving user experience and providing comfort every day.
The new Legrand Classe 300 makes it possible to interact with your voice and face. It allows users to control access to their homes, on-site or remotely, via their smartphone, tablet or car. This video door entry system is part of Legrand’s interoperability strategy and is compatible with the Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Home.
With only a few smart IoT devices, you can ensure not just all-around home security but also home automation.
It’s time to add the magic of IoT into your home.
#3 – Automobiles and IoT
According to a recent report, nearly 70% of automobiles will have internet connectivity by 2023. Tesla’s Model Series cars are an excellent example of smart automobiles. With IoT integration, you can remotely control your car; be it unlocking or parking the vehicle.
Self-driving cars are still being tested. IoT integration assists in making vehicles automatic. These devices are providing much-needed convenience to drivers.
#4 – Industrial Application
Industries are changing rapidly. They are advancing with the help of new technologies. Most industrial sectors are adapting to the Internet of Things. The advanced machinery in these sectors is interconnected. Production has digitised, and all networks are connected internally.
Monitoring and controlling the factories are now part of the IoT. All operations can be managed remotely. Even dangerous machinery in factories is wirelessly controllable, significantly reducing risk factors.
IoT is the Way Forward
To live the old way is one thing. But to live the advantage, we at Legrand believe that you need continuous upgrades in efficiency and find ways to live smarter. Precisely why, we always anticipate your needs with technologically advanced products. And, home automation devices are the latest trend in cutting-edge technology. Feel free to take a look at the Legrand website for an array of such products, readily available for purchase.
We hope you’ve learnt a lot about the use of IoT devices from this article.
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