The Internet of Things, also known as IoT (Internet of Things), refers to the connection of everyday objects to the Internet. When connected to the network, the devices send and receive data that allows them to make the user’s life easier. The goal of the Internet of Things is to be able to connect anything in the real world.
The operation of objects based on the Internet of Things is done through M2M or machine-to-machine interaction. This means that the devices communicate with each other without the need for human intervention. In order to do this, sensors and chips are used.
All objects that are called smart devices are part of the Internet of Things. In our daily lives, the first thing we think of is our smartphones. But the Internet of Things is also very present in cars, security cameras, thermostats, switches, or household appliances such as washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, and so on. Its use is not only focused on the home, but, thanks to the collection of large volumes of data and automation, is widely used in very useful in companies in many sectors, giving rise to a variety of applications and services.
Uses of the Internet of Things
The fields in which the Internet of Things is becoming more popular and providing improvements are the following:
It is mainly used to place sensors that allow both to collect information to improve the models for marketing, as well as to perform predictive maintenance of breakdowns or breakages. It can also be used to ensure the safety of workers. In this sector, the Internet of Things is given its own name, the Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT.
- Infrastructure: The use of the Internet of Things in urban or rural infrastructure is becoming more and more common. It is used to monitor and control it, as well as to respond quickly to any unexpected events that may pose a safety hazard. It can also be used for maintenance.
- Agriculture and livestock: The Internet of Things in agriculture facilitates monitoring work. In addition, it also allows you to optimize resources and improve productivity. At Cedesa, we have a
with which any farm can become more efficient. In addition to the agricultural sector, the Internet of Things is also present in a similar way in the livestock sector. For this case, at Cedesa we also have a
with which to optimize the exploitations and that facilitates the collection of all the necessary information required by the administration.
- Transport and logistics: In the transport sector, the application of IoT brings facilities in issues such as toll payment, intelligent parking, route assistance, traffic control, etc… In addition, in terms of logistics, it allows you to track the conditions and location of the loads.
- Health: In hospitals, the Internet of Things enables the monitoring of patients and can therefore be used as warning systems in the event of an emergency. It is also used in devices such as pacemakers, hearing aids or implants.