The Internet of Things: What It Is, Who Uses It, and How It Works

The Internet of Things: What It Is, Who Uses It, and How It Works

What is the Internet of Things?

When we ponder all the events that could affect your daily life, what is it that we think about? How about “how am I going to automate my work”? Well the Adroit company works in the field of IoT, but what is it? As the name suggests, the Internet of Things is the adoption of the internet as a form of human-machine interaction, which enables the exchange of data between devices that are displayed or derived from those devices. An electronic device that uses an internet connection as a means of data communications is called an ‘Internet of Things device’ or IoT device. IoT, or IoT, devices are also known as ‘smart devices’ that connect to the internet using standard cellular or Wifi connectivity and some offer proprietary connectivity such as Bluetooth. A variety of software development kits can be used for the development of IoT devices. These typically contain applications such as graphical user interfaces and functionality, an API gateway, cloud storage and a network port.

Who Uses It?

IoT is used by the following industries; Agriculture, Aquaculture like water bug monitoring, Construction, Hospitality Industry and infrastructure (Big Data and SaaS IoT), OEMs Insurance Urban monitoring Water, soil and air quality monitoring Predictive maintenance Security/fire detection Surveillance.

How Does It Work?

IoT system creates an ideal monitoring environment, which means it can run with minimal human interaction. This allows for the full and consistent monitoring of equipment, parameters, and settings. Systems can easily synchronise with a range of other automation or monitoring systems for total integration and control. To use our IoT solutions, you will have to connect to our cloud-based cloud-computing system using a username and password that can be changed on a client-by-client basis. There are several different modules that come with IoT solutions.

Some examples of IoT.

Big Data analytics: For example, businesses can track the behaviour of customers using analytics, gaining insights into trends, habits and changing behaviours. You can use this information to send relevant, targeted adverts and respond to changing customer needs. Agriculture: Monitoring weeds with precision agriculture and weather data: Currently, only 2-3% of farmers have proper software in place. A current project is working with a New Zealand company to develop software that will be able to automate weed control. By analysing soil, weather and greenhouse data from all devices on farm plans to help reduce manual weed control processes by 80%.

How does IoT work and why a business needs to use IoT

When we mention Internet of Things, we usually mean that, in the future, all of the physical items around us will be connected to the internet. From cars and computers to dishwashers and refrigerators, everything will be connected using one of the three major IoT network connections: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular. This means you’ll be able to control and track these objects from your phone, and even receive alerts if something goes wrong with your dishwasher or refrigerator, for example. This future is already happening, which means businesses need to start thinking about how IoT can help them. Or in the aquaculture industry even fish farm water monitoring!

Conclusion

When looking to implement an IoT project into your business, There are a few company\ies to turn to. They can offer complete IoT solutions with a strong focus on security and business-ready IoT monitoring.