Have you ever heard about things talking to each other or things resonating messages between each other.
You would laugh and get amazed hearing out such questions and will start wondering whether I am joking or cracking a joke or not. But, no, this is indeed true; yes, things can talk and converse with each other. In the year 1999, this thing became possible when one innovator Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things.
Now, you would say we have heard about what a thing is, but you would somewhere get amazed and would get confused about what exactly the words “Internet of Things” mean.
So, let me get towards it and solve your puzzled mind by clearing you what it exactly means.
What is IoT (Internet of Things)?
IoT, i.e., the Internet of Things, describes things were different things converse and talk using different kinds of sensors, software, processing systems, etc., connected via the Internet to exchange data between various devices.
In which field does IoT serve, or can it be implemented?
There are almost no fields where IoT does not serve or play a role. IoT has reached nearly all the areas of application like Smart Home, Agriculture, Medical Safety, Military, Transportation, Kitchen Appliances, Manufacturing, and many more applications.
How does IoT work?
Various companies or techno leaders make great efforts to invent and manufacture innovative software and sensors to integrate multiple things by installing specific commands or instructions using multiple applications. For example, when we have invented a particular instruction giving application which we will use to integrate or install via sensors in different objects of our house, manufacturing unit, the car, bike, etc. and when that particular sensor would exchange enormous data for talking and instructing a special thing say bike about warning the driver to slow down the speed after the speed bar reaches the specific limit or say the car would pass the data to the air conditioner about keeping the floor or the home cool, by instructing it about the arrival time of the person who is reaching home by traveling through a bike or the car.
What type of data does IoT collect?
So, after knowing that how exactly IoT works, let us walkthrough further and get the clarification about what kind of data IoT collects:-
1. Status Data:- In this type of data type, IoT would collect data related to various home appliances things like Air Conditioner, a TV, remote control, an oven, etc. It would capture whether a particular device is on/off by capturing signals using the app functionality installed in it.
2. Automation Data:-In this type of IoT, data processing will be done on the things working on an automation basis like opening and closing of doors of a house, vacuum cleaner cleaning the house by getting power on by itself, etc.
3. Location Data:- In this type of data processing, IoT would focus on the location aspect of the particular thing, employee, etc., and would provide data about where a specific thing is located at a certain hour of the time of the day. E.g., it would indicate a user that a particular remote control and will trace its location where it is at present so they can find it easily without any more effort.
Pros of using IoT:-
So above are some of the types of data we can collect through the use of IoT now; let us know some advantages or why we should rely on IoT shortly.
- IoT lessens our work of processing and using each thing with our hands.
- It can help us even if we are far from it. I.e., if we integrate a sensor in the window pan of our house when we are on vacation and if we forget to close it, it would signal us about the same either via mobile phone or any other thing connected to it.
- It can transfer data on its own, which would help us lessen our burden of sharing the data now and then to analyze something we want to get insights on.
Cons of using IoT:-
Apart from its advantages, IoT, like others, also have some disadvantages, which can be mentioned as follows:-
- We can risk our crucial data if a particular device is broken or lost.
- If we do not set the integration properly or sensors are not created to the fullest, there can be chances that we might not be able to gain adequate data regarding the happenings at a certain place that is important to us.
- Our data can be transferred to the wrong hands if we do not secure it properly with a security password or keep security concerns quickly tempered.
So, IoT is nothing but all an all a recommended and necessary use to be implemented in the coming future, as it would not only ease the data storage and transfer mechanism strong, but it would also reduce human work, which could, in turn, help a human in resonating to something else that they love to do.
IoT in Agriculture:-
Internet of Things is not implemented and adopted in the farming industry to its fullest because of the limitation of technological sighted in the farmers of some areas like India, Pakistan, etc., developing countries.
Future of IoT:-
IoT being a future norm, will bring and develop itself to the fullest and ultimate. Internet of Things in the future will give birth to human 4.0, where humans would be able to talk to each other even if they are at a far distance via exchanging data through the things they are using at a certain period. e.g., A girl would be able to share picnic photos via using the sensors installed in her moped to one of her friends who might be at a distanced location on her computer or cupboard chipsets. By being so developed, IoT would initiate new opportunities within remote learning, surgery, and repair.
He is Rahul Karia working in one of the renowned IT-based Ahmedabad Company WebOccult Technologies Pvt. Ltd in the field of Digital Marketing, as a Content Writer, who likes to write technical content.