“Convenience is meant for human beings. If you cannot get it right way then you have right to snatch it.”-Areeb Masood
Internet of things (noun): The interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.
With today’s modern developments and with majority of the world perpetually connected to the internet, it would only be inevitable for everyday household objects to be interconnected via the Internet. As a consequence, the Internet of things has been born. You might have heard of the term, but were unaware of what it was really attached to the meaning .Although the Internet and common household objects are two seemingly separate entities, with advancements made in technology, they can now be found in just one object. Sure, it might be easy to dismiss this as a meaningless hype around trendy modern gadgets engendered by a generation far too enraptured with online activity, but the truth is there are ways these gadgets make life more convenient. Indeed, these always-on and connected home devices are going to make life incredibly different in more ways than one. All you would need is the aforementioned gadgets and fast internet.
Here are ways the Internet of things can significantly improve your life:
- Remote control households
One of the great advantages the Internet of things affords is being able to operate and control your appliances from wherever you might be in the world. In this regard, you can perform a series of commands with the aid of a device. From regulating the thermostat to turning the lights on while you are away to deter burglars, it is all possible with the Internet of Things.
- More convenience
Perhaps the main allure of having everything hooked up to the web is that it allows you a degree of convenience that is not impossible without the Internet of things. Just think of how easy it would be to lock the door via an app in case you forgot in lieu of asking your neighbor to do it for you? With the next generation of smart locks, everything is made much simpler and easier. Using just the touch of your finger, you can grant (or deny) anyone access to your home.
- No more instruction manuals
In the age of smartphones and Internet, the need for instruction manuals can be fully dispensed with. As aptly named, these smart gadgets would be able to execute any command with minimal to little no instruction on your part. Soon enough, we would be able to tell the microwave what we are cooking sans the need for familiarizing ourselves with the dials and buttons. With this next generation smart gizmos, users do not really have to study how they work as they are straightforward and would do most of the work for you.
- Improved Home Security
An excellent feature of these next generation gizmos that is being heavily marketed and advertised nowadays is the fact that you can perform remote security functions with an app on your smartphones. Devices such as Canary and Dropcam allow users to keep an eye on their homes wherever they might be. These smart, simple and easy-to-use devices would alert you anytime unexpected motion is detected. Furthermore, if you wish to have a closer look on your rooms, you can easily tap in and see for yourself what is causing the disturbance. This feature is incredibly useful for parents who wish to check in with the kids they have left at home with nannies or babysitters or for homeowners who want to be kept at ease in leaving their homes for long periods of time.