Imagine this. Your alarm wakes you up. You go to the bathroom, and your shower is already pre-heated to your desired temperature. As you dry your hair, your bathroom mirror displays a message on what the outside weather condition is like and suggests suitable clothes that you can wear that are still available in your closet.
As you get the prepare your breakfast, your refrigerator informs you that you are about to run out of milk and orders a week’s supply of milk from your grocer with a reminder sent to your calendar to pick it up from work. As you leave your front door, your car’s engine turns on along with your car’s a/c system so that you already have a cooled vehicle upon entry.
This scene may be taken from a futuristic sci-fi movie and may seem far-fetched to be true. However, these things are already in existence through the Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE) technologies.
What is the Internet of Things?
In today’s advancement of technologies, everything is getting connected to the internet and is in communication with each other. This is the Internet of Things. IoT is the system of connecting electrical devices to each other using chips and sensors and automation technology. To simplify things, IoT allows your refrigerator to detect if the food items that you usually have are running out. IoT will then enable this refrigerator to inform you and your grocer the things that you require.
Why Do Devices Need to Collect and Share Data?
The Internet of Things also uses data collected by the devices that you have to be shared so that devices may respond if pertinent data applies to them. For example, devices within your car and your smartphone may have sensors that could detect weather conditions. This data is then analysed by computers and send signals to your vehicle to operate the a/c system into a setting that would give you a comfortable ride.
The automatic sharing of collected data increases the efficiency of productivity as devices that are related to one another can be automated to perform their specific set of functions as soon as the information is shared through the internet.
What Are the Advantages of the Internet of Things?
Real-Time Access to Information
Because data is gathered and shared via the internet, you can receive data in real-time. And since all devices are connected, you can receive the data wherever you are and with whatever device you may have.
Transparent Lines of Communication
Since interconnected devices will receive data and information simultaneously in real-time, the possibility of inefficiencies is lessened. Machines will communicate with each other more efficiently and therefore, produce better results.
If you consider a production line, once a machine is finished working on one integral part of a product, this machine will automatically communicate with the next device that will work on another integral part of the same product. The Internet of Things allows these machines to communicate with each other repeatedly, even without human intervention.
The automation between different interconnected devices saves time and money. Investing in IoT technology then becomes very profitable.
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To sum it all up, the advantages of IoT is to minimise human efforts since most devices interact and communicate with one another, and they save the time to enter commands to different devices.
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