Internet of Things is nothing but the integration of devices which are internet enabled which convey data and information to the users, the various cloud-based applications and from one device to another. These intelligent gadgets could range from smartphones, refrigerators to wearable items, and also to jet engines as well !!. To put it shortly the Internet of Things will facilitate the devices to make use of the web and distinct identifiers such as the RFID tags or processors so that they can survive as a module or an integral part of the internet.
However, Internet of Things is not simple as it appears to be. Although its definition emphasises the linkage between such devices, it does not tell us which devices fall under the category of Internet of Things.
Some specific applications with regards to Internet of Things are mentioned as follows
They can be made use of for energy conservation. For example, heating of the homes can be availed and controlled by the user’s smartphone, laptop or tablet. Further, it even features the aspect to switch off the heater when no one is at home by deciphering and comprehending whether the smartphone or the device used to control it is at the home or not there. This facilitates good energy conservation.
Apart from home and residential uses the Internet of Thing devices can find their applications and uses in the particular localities or the newly termed “smart cities” as well.
It also finds its use with respect to the farming and agricultural domains where sensors are used to monitor and identify the healthy status of the soil so that it is best fit for good productivity of crops.
With huge amounts of data which are being transferred every moment, the security and protective aspects are the main challenges which face IoT.
In the future, IoT can well provide and augment the automation process regarding the various appliances for use making life easier and less intricate.