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.
Basically with a internet connection you can control your car,home appliances eith built-in sensors from anywhere.Dutch Telecommunication company KPN have announced that by using LoRa(long range) network it has implemented IOT all over the country. Remotely monitor and manage your home and cut down on your monthly bills and resource usage. Easily track down those lost keys or cell phone in your house using Bluetooth and other wireless technology devices like the cobra tag.
Cobra Tag uses Bluetooth wireless technology to create a two-way separation alarm between your smartphone and your valuables. When that connection is broken, both your phone and the Cobra Tag device on your essential start ringing to let you know something is being left behind.
Range of add-on sensors can track if a water pipe has burst in your basement, if there is motion inside your home while you are away, and have it automatically send you a notification by email or text message when it happens.Automatically turn off the lights when no one is in a room.This concept has been applied to some of the premium malls in India in metro cities.
Notifies authorities when a fire extinguisher is blocked, missing from its designated location or when its pressure falls below safe operating levels. Alerts can be sent directly through an instant email, phone call. Drifters (Outfitted with cell communication, GPS, temperature, and salinity sensors) can be quickly deployed in response to unanticipated events such as floods to track the movement of water, contaminants, and other conditions in waterways.
Help protect wildlife by using system consisting of a tracking collar that utilizes a GPS/GSM module to locate and track the lions and communicate their exact positions to the authorities. With efficiencent gains for systems of just 1% could result in 15 year savings of $30 billion worth of jet fuel for the airline industry.
Monitoring of parking spaces availability in the city. Monitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes.Intelligent Waste Management by detection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes. Earthquake Early Detection by distributed control in specific places of tremors. Intelligent Shopping Applications by getting advices in the point of sale according to customer habits, preferences, presence of allergic components for them or expiring dates.