Category: Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interconnected computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people equipped with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data through networks without requiring humans to humans or human-computer interactions.
The definition of the Internet of Things has evolved because of the convergence of several technologies, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems. The traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home and building automation) and others all contribute to enabling the Internet of Things. In the consumer market, IoT technology is most synonymous with products related to the “smart home” concept, which includes devices and equipment (such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home security systems and cameras, and other home appliances) that support one or more common ecosystems , and can be controlled via devices related to that ecosystem, such as smartphones and loudspeakers.
There are a number of serious concerns about the dangers in growing IoT, especially in the area of privacy and security; and consequently the industry and the government moved to begin to overcome it.