The Internet of Things (IoT) is drastically changing the face of family life across the globe, especially when it comes to home automation, which means more and more people are looking for devices that connect them with their home & loved ones while increasing safety and saving money at the same time.
So what are connected devices and how are they changing the smart home market?
The basic premise of a connected device would be that they are not only connected with your home, the internet or just one smartphone, but are simultaneously connected to other smart devices within their environment & are also linked in with multiple smartphones in addition to the cloud. In the smart world, connected devices improve the features of existing things like switchboards, enabling the user to connect to their home with the help of these devices.
What does this mean? It means that there is a global ease of access for the user, with a greater control over their environment rather than just using a single phone with an app installed to operate lights of your house.
For example – Pert’s soon to be released IR sensor allows you to control your stereo system and play songs streamed from the internet rather than you physically connecting the stereo system with a USB to another device and then playing the song which is tedious work. It also controls other forms of IR frequency remotes, giving you global access to them with just the Pert app. Think about it, everything in your house controlled by one app on your phone from anywhere in the world.
Smart, connected devices are offering escalating growth opportunities for various industries by enabling them to create multiple products which offer enhanced performance, reliability and functionality. According to industry reports, we’re accelerating on our way to an “Internet of Things” that will include as many as 50 billion connected products by the end of the decade.
As connectivity becomes more affordable, we expect to see companies incorporate it as a necessity and not just an added feature in their products.