The Internet of Things is the concept of connecting multiple devices via the internet, creating a smart and reliable system. The ‘things’ are sensor-embedded devices that gather, store, analyze, and respond to data. In recent years, the Internet of Things has been making major lifestyle improvements possible. This process of automation is all set to progress in the future, providing further benefits, perhaps including some that we have yet to imagine.
Increased Security and Convenience
If your workplace demands long hours, commuting, overtime, or dealing with late meetings, your house may be unattended for long periods of time. With automation and the Internet of Things though, you can keep track of what’s happening. For example, smart surveillance systems in your home can notify you immediately if someone tries to break in. With a simple tap on your phone, you can monitor any room. This type of system can be set to scare off burglars or to alert the authorities immediately without your intervention.
In the same manner, you can grant access for the plumber from your workplace via your smartphone. No more waiting around for someone who calls to say that he or she can’t make it after all. You no longer need to be physically present to communicate with visitors. A smart system can put you in contact with arrivals wherever you are.
A system like this is also useful for keeping track of family members or pets. It’s great for security or just for staying in touch. This tool can take the worry out of days when you need to be away from home.
Smart Fridges and Groceries Shopping
After a hard day at work, your only desire might be to enjoy a glass of Chardonnay and your favorite cheese. When you get home, however, you discover that you’re out of both! How great would it be if you could check the contents of your fridge via your smartphone? With the Internet of Things, you could consult your kitchen from the store.
Even better, how amazing would it be if the fridge automatically connected to an e-commerce site to have expired or used items delivered by the time you got home? Using the Internet of Things, this could become an extremely convenient reality for you. This technology can also apply to other devices, such as thermostats, washing machines, and ovens.
Enjoyable Traveling and Road Safety
The Internet of Things revolution is already making major changes in the way people travel. Hotels can make tourists’ stay more comfortable by building in sensors in air-conditioning systems, remote control lighting, and coffee-makers. It can also extend to presenting personalized digital art on room walls!
The Internet of Things has the possibility of quietly orchestrating environments to the needs of individuals. In terms of airlines, it could improve the checking in experience by helping customers navigate around the airport and by monitoring the whereabouts of bags.
The in-flight experience itself might also be optimized via sensors that detect how tired or nervous each passenger is, as well as drawing on data to determine how much time passengers have to make their next connection and perhaps advising them on where to sit on the plane for a quick exit.
On the road, intelligent traffic control systems will make vehicles smart enough to alter their speed depending on the situation ahead.
With Internet of Things gadgets making our lives easier and performing independently once we’ve given our instructions, there will be more free time for everyone. That time can be used creatively, for recreation, or for work. Many people are very ready to spend more time with friends and family.
The potential benefits of the Internet of Things are staggering. We’re at the very edge of transformation to improve ways of working and living. Contact us here at Cognoscape if you’d like to learn more about the future of automation and technology.