16:25 06 December 2017
Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the buzzwords in the world of technology for quite sometime now. It refers to interconnected devices designed to carry out tasks without human intervention. They can be used to predict possible problems so something can be done to prevent them from occurring. They can also improve efficiency and productivity as well as convenience and security not just in businesses but also for homeowners.
IoT makes life easier at home. Connected devices, such as cameras, allow you to check in on your kids wherever you are in the world. There are also gadgets that allow you watch your favourite TV shows or movies with just a click of a button. There are also one-click virtual assistants that automatically program your connected devices to set the right temperature, order groceries online, and automate your security system without you even thinking about it.
The next logical step after automating homes is building a connected city. Many cities around the world that have been using IoT technologies are now enjoying enormous cost-savings. An example is Barcelona, which recently showed annual savings of $58 million after installing smart water technology. Chicago City, on the other hand, is currently using smart sensors to determine when trash dumpsters need to be emptied. This helps keep the city cleaner and maximise productivity.
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