Internet Of Things Goes Home
IoT is a development of the Internet in which everyday home appliances, devices, gadgets and objects will have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.
"Although the name itself is a bit grand and — at the same time — vague, it's actually quite simple: It's products and things that are web-connected. This includes everything from Smart Appliances like TV , Refrigerator and Lights to Home security devices like Cameras , gas sensor , intrusions to toothbrushes, tennis racquets and even your bed. They collect data about how you use them, learn your habits, typically connect to an app and give you feedback to improve your lifestyle
Yes the "connected home" is becoming a reality , thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
The connected home is no longer a futuristic vision -- many of the barriers that blocked the realization of a smart home have eroded. Network bandwidth is widespread, connectivity is becoming more common in many traditional home products, and consumers are craving smart-home experiences.
Technology, which had presented the greatest challenge to creating a connected home, is now manageable. The broadband and home networking connections are available, mobile devices provide a natural fit as the remote control for the home, and the options for making local connections are manageable for vendors.
Broadband networks provide the back-end connection. Without an always-on broadband connection from the home to the Internet, consumers cannot maintain awareness or exert control over connected devices when they're away. In most developed economies, broadband households are now in the majority, while high-speed mobile networks reach locales where fixed-line infrastructure is deficient.
Home networks distribute that connection throughout the digital home. In addition to broadband being important IoT factor, routers and gateways is also the default for making your home IoT ready. These devices bring the Network Connection and Internet to every room of the house, allowing smart gadgets with communications to replace their dumb predecessors. So you need to network your Appliances and Devices to make your home IoT ready
Smartphone and tablet apps are the new remote controls. High-end smart-home systems for home automation and audio/video control’s rely on costlier central control panel as the command center of the home. But these control panels now will be all over the house in the form of smartphones, tablets, and intelligent smart appliances and devices thereby replacing the costlier controllers and making your home less complicated and simplified
Product specialists have added connectivity and smarts. Companies like Whirlpool and Samsung have added connectivity to their high-end home appliances, hoping that advanced features and user interfaces differentiate their products. Philips is selling its hue lighting system at Apple's retail outlets, enabling not only remote control but also mood settings using a rich range of colors.
So is your home ready for Internet of Things ?