The Internet of Things, or IoT, has become a trendy term in recent years. It’s used to describe the interconnectivity of things we use in our daily lives like appliances, vehicles, and even building materials, creating a data-rich network empowered by these evolved devices that we can then leverage to simplify our lives.
The advent of the attainable smart home is the perfect example of the advancement of the IoT. Connecting appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and lighting to create a home automation system improves energy efficiency while providing the perfect living conditions for occupants.
The IoT will fuel the advancement of artificial intelligence. These interconnected devices collect data on how you use them, allowing them to “learn and adapt.” Businesses will use the IoT to interact with customers and improve their shopping experiences, traffic lights will analyze traffic patterns and adjust their timing in peak hours to maximize efficiency, and the IoT may even help you to get a better night’s sleep by adjusting your alarm to wake you when you are in a light sleep stage so you don’t feel groggy.
While IoT is still in its infancy, the scalability of its applications is infinite. By the year 2020, it’s estimated that 34 billion devices will be connected to the internet and 24 billion of those will be IoT devices. Only 10 billion will be laptops, tablets, and smartphones which shows how rapidly the IoT is growing. In fact, the advancement of IoT could be considered the New Industrial Revolution.
At Powerhouse Engineering Partners, we know that creating a fully integrated IoT System is imperative and we implement state-of-the-art technology to create a comprehensive system so your home is more comfortable and convenient. Contact Powerhouse Engineering Partners today to join the revolution.