The Internet of Things (IoT) Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes!
Never imagined I'd have information on our website about these types of topics. I wanted to share some information with the homeowner and building owners in the Battle Creek area. We all know technology is moving faster than many people can adapt. So to lead into covering topics related to our home automation systems that you'll really like and not that hard to install.
Our goal is to make it easy to understand. Think of the first time you learned how to use a smart phone.
The speed of change is accelerating. I don't claim to be an expert in this area, I'm like you discovering this on a daily basis and then relying on the smart people at Carrier to introduce systems that will make life easier for our customers.
So here's a little tech background from an author from Wired Magazine:
The internet of things revolves around increased machine-to-machine communications; it's built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors; it's mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connection; and they say it's going to make everything in our lives from streetlights to seaports "smart" One of the biggest technology trends.
But here's what I mean when I say people don't think big enough. People never think big enough. This is a huge fundamental shift. When we start making things intelligent, it's going to be a major engine for creating new products and new services.
Imagine building bridges with smart cement: cement that is equipped with sensors to monitor stresses, cracks and warpages. It alerts us to fix problems
Self driving cars with traffic flow optimizations. Imagine buying a smart vehicle and then loan it out during the day while you're at work.
Here's an example for our industry: For instance, let’s say you typically get home from work at 7 p.m. Your thermostat knows this and usually adjusts everything to your own environmental Goldilocks zone – just right. But what if you hit a little traffic? Your HVAC system will be wasting energy—and money—for half an hour. Thanks to machine-to-machine communications, we’re entering an era where your car can assess the situation, calculate the delay, and transmit an updated time of arrival to your home thermostat. In response, your thermostat will tailor its startup to your new estimated arrival. With just a little machine-to-machine chatter and intelligent decision-making, you saved some money and lowered your carbon footprint. Now multiply that by the U.S. Census-estimated 124 million households in the U.S, and you’ve got some serious impact.
Now, if I could just find my keys, oh, wait they have technology for that.
FOR A FEW years now, the absentminded have found salvation in Tile, the simple tracking gizmo that helps you locate your keys or anything else you can hold onto. Late for work? Fire up your iPhone and the Tile app, then listen for the Bluetooth-activated sing-song or check the on-screen map for Tile’s last known location. Have your keys but not your phone? Press the Tile’s button and your phone will ring.
Tile is affordable and brain-dead easy to use—just attach it to whatever you tend to lose. Although it must be within Bluetooth range of whatever you’ve lost, Tile does offer a killer feature: If other Tile users are near your lost keys, the Tile on your keys can still chime and update its location on the map. The people who use Tile, the easier it is to find everything. Crowdsourced memory. Beautiful.
With a rising user base—Tile says people use the app to locate more than half a million items every day—the march of progress has finally addressed another complaint: Tile is too big.
More to follow about the products and services we provide!