The phrase ‘The Internet of Things’ has been talked about since 1999, although the idea of connecting and connected devices has been around since the 1970’s.
Today the reality of the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information is all around us. Interoperability has been developed between devices that are produced by different manufacturers. This intelligence enables groups of devices or machines to operate in conjunction with, or independently of each other, depending upon how you set up your system.
The functionality has grown beyond turning on your heating from the train, or closing the curtains by flicking a switch and has become a methodology for managing the resources that your home or office consumes and, improving that performance. A fully integrated system will provide all the entertainment value that you want but and some would say more importantly, it will provide you with accurate information in real time regarding any aspect of power, water, temperature, humidity and or air quality that you choose to interrogate.
The result of this is your opportunity to make more of less.