Real-Life Examples of the Internet of Things

by Klaus on May 25, 2021

in Articles

IoT and its effect on our daily life from how we go and buy to how manufacturers monitor the inventory is currently a hot topic these days. But, what does the Internet of Things really means, and how does it function? And is it really worth it? In short, the IoT is the idea of connecting all devices with the internet and to other connected devices (especially when they have an on & off switch). The IoT is a huge network of interlinked objects and humans – both gathering and sharing data about their use and the surrounding world. This includes an enormous number of devices of any kind and size, ranging from intelligent microwaves that auto-cook for you for a proper period, to auto-driving cars where complex sensors can detect objects along the way to wearable fitness systems that measures your blood pressure and all other actions that you perform in a day. It is also possible to monitor how hard and quickly these football are tossed and recorded with an application for potential training purposes.

All it takes to function is the Internet, which is so easily accessible that it is not even considered a luxury anymore. You may search for the internet in my area on a search engine to see a number of results showing up in your vicinity at extremely affordable rates. 

How IoT works?

Built-in sensor systems and objects are linked to the Internet of Things network, integrating data from various devices and using algorithms to communicate the most useful data with software built to meet particular needs. This efficient IoT network can precisely determine what is helpful and what can be overlooked safely. This knowledge can be used for the detection of patterns, for making suggestions, and for identifying potential problems. For instance, I would want to know the optional components (anti-braking system and alloy rims) are the most common if I own a car manufacturing company. I will use IT from the Internet of Things:

  • Sensors may be used to detect the most common areas of a showroom 
  • Download the data available to analyze which product sell more quickly;
  • Sync data of sales with supplies automatically to prevent common products from finishing.
  • Considering data and the knowledge gathered from connected devices allows us to make intelligent decisions about which products to store to save time and money.

Advanced analytics provides an intuition that enables systems to become more effective. Intelligent artifacts mean that certain tasks will be performed automatically, especially when boring, worldly, time-consuming, and even dangerous. Let’s take a look at a few illustrations and see how this really looks.

Real-World Scenarios

In essence, anything capable of collecting information and sending it back is a part of the IoT network. A few examples are intelligent home equipment, industrial sensors & RFID tags. Among many other options, detectors can manage a lot of variables such as pressure and temperatures in industries, the condition of important machine parts, and electricity usage.

All factory robots, as well as autonomous vehicles that are moving products in industrial environments and storage facilities, can be considered IoT devices.

Smartwatches and home safety systems are also examples of the same. Some devices like Raspberry Pi and Arduino are also available, which allow you to make your own IoT systems. If you may consider your phone a pocket-sized computer, your position and behavior data can also be radiated in the same way as IoT for back-end services.

Device Management

All of these devices must be authenticated, supplied, optimized and supervised, and corrected, and updated if required to work together. All these occur too often with regard to the proprietary systems of a single seller, or at all, they do not occur, which is even riskier. However, the industry begins to move towards a standard device management model that allows IoT devices to interact and ensures that devices are not orphaned.

Communication

As IoT devices speak to other gadgets, they may use a larger range of communication and protocols, customized to things that are restricted on power usage. You have certainly heard of a few – most things use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi – but many others are specializing in the Internet of Things. These devices handle the data and return only relevant information to a more unified analytical system. Imagine a network of several hundred IoT surveillance cameras, for example. The edge computing systems can only evaluate the incoming video and warn SoC when one camera sense movement instead of bombarding the building’s Safety Operations Center (SoC) with simultaneous live streams.

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Diana May 28, 2021 at 10:00

There are pros and cons with using the internet but it is more on pros. The internet definitely makes our lives easier.

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Taufiq Azad Siam June 1, 2021 at 09:35

I don’t know what IoT is? This article makes me understand.
Thank You for sharing
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Wladymir July 7, 2021 at 03:44

IoT is really cool, I love to see the new technologies coming out.
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