Internet of Things – What does it mean?
Thing back to only 20 years ago and what did we do without our phones and the internet. People today would be lost, we take these things for granted. They have made the world smaller and allows us to connect instantly no matter where we are. The Internet of Things is about not just connecting people but also connecting our everyday items.
Cities are now making smart buildings, smart bins and even robot mowers that can do the chores while we have a drink and watch. Soon the days of dad our there in his short shorts and thongs could be gone.
Smart lighting features can give you the ability to report on current usage. You can control the lights remotely to turn them on or off. They can be connected to other systems such as motion sensors to only turn on when people are in the area. The lights can even be used in digital art displays to really give your area some personality.
One of the biggest spends for governments in particular is waste management costs. Up until now garbage collection consisted of trucks going out and picking the bins up on a regular schedule. This meant even if a bin was empty the truck would still have to go out wasting time and resources. There are now sensors which will detect fill level and send that data back to a central database allowing for more intelligent pick up schedules.
Water is one of those fundamentals of life so it is very important we protect it and use it wisely. The smart water concept allows technology to be used to monitor usage, quality and issues in the supply of water.
This is done by sensors through out the system. The information can be fed into a data analysis system to assist in making better decisions. It can also be used to send out emergency or repair services automatically.
We have touched on a few areas where the internet of things can be used to make a life much easier. The topics is only limited to our imagination.
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