The Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity—that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
Internet of Things will increase as networks of low cost sensors and actuators for data collection, monitor, aid decision making and process optimization.
Main aim of this article is to introduce the fundamental concept of the ‘Internet of Things’ and architectural models for beginners and who is hungry to know the new technologies.
I want to put my thoughts around the IoT need to be as security considerations. Here ‘Things’ refer to in the subject, which are
- Internet of Vehicle
- Internet of industrial machinery
- Internet of Building control
- Internet of logistic & shipping
- Internet of wearable
- Internet of home Items
List of ‘things’ could be more and more,
Main agenda to discussing semantic technologies, service oriented solution and networking technologies that enable the integration of things data and services into the cyber world that is internet and web.
IoT also known as with various name but one concept;
- M2M (Machine 2 Machine)
- Internet of Every thing
- World size Web
Where is the IoT on our daily life???
- Motion Sensor
- Health Recorder
- Building Control System
- Electric Systems
- Lighting System
- Temperature Control System
- Water Sensor
- Humidity Sensor
- Building Equipment Monitor like Motor, Pump, Boilers etc.
- Fire Alarm & life Safety System
- Security Alarm
- Door Access
- Video Surveillance
- Door Access Control
- Car parking
- CCTV Surveillance
- Time Attendance system
- Telephony System
- Multifunction printer
- Your Desktop
- Security Surveillances
- AV Equipment
- Scheduling Devices
- Transport System tracker
- Health & Hospitals
- IP Connected Laboratory and Medical Equipment
- Patient Sensor
- Patients Monitoring System
Everything in our lives from what we wear to how we interact with our environments is going to be ‘Smart’; networks of data-gathering sensors always connected and gathering massive amounts of data in cloud environments.
We can expect to change the way we live and work. Of all the technology trends going on right now, Internet of Things’ is perhaps the biggest disruptive technology in next few years as ‘things’ get increasingly connected.
As per Wikipedia the number of IoT devices increased 31% year-over-year to 8.4 billion in the year 2017 and it is estimated that there will be 30 billion devices by 2020.The global market value of IoT is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020. Think about how much data these devices will be generating. That’s why people talk about ‘Big Data’ – the amount is increasing exponentially.
In next topic, we will discuss more about IoT which include Security consideration, Technology Trend, IoT architecture etc..