What is The Internet of Things (IoT)?
The Internet of Things is a collection of a variety of physical devices (lights, cameras, locks, thermostats, sensors) configured with technology that allows them to connect to a computer network. Adding connectivity to these devices allows you to monitor, control, and collect data from things in the physical world via applications that run on your desktop or mobile device.
How You Could Benefit From Using IoT Technology
Look around your office building. You are surrounded by many devices you use everyday that are not connected to your network. The lights above your head, light switches, locks on your doors, security cameras, thermostats, and the phone on your desk. Connecting these devices to your network will open a world of possibilities. Connected devices will save you money, make your life easier, and provide you with useful information. What follows is an overview of some of the most exciting applications of the Internet of Things.