In recent years the Internet of Things has started to become more popular as more household items tend to become smarter. There are lots of applications for IoT solutions, but in some cases it may be hard to see how they can increase efficiency and productivity in some cases. Read below to learn more about IoT and the advantages which are available right now.
Increasing productivity at work
We are living in the golden dawn of smart offices, which can handle many of the menial tasks with the help of automation. By fitting meeting rooms with IoT hardware and smart scheduling systems we can optimize space management. For example, sensors will monitor who enters a room and can simplify the dissemination of tasks.
The same sensors can be used to observe how employees move across the office and to enhance the design and placement of furniture to increase mobility while also limiting any potential distractions. In places where expensive hardware or tools are used electronic tags will allow the employees to track their position and prevent some unexpected events, including theft.
One of the best functions of IoT stems from the ability to reduce and in some cases, avoid issues that surface when some devices break and need to be repaired. Sensors mounted in appliances will allow companies to track the state of the hardware and offer the option to repair them before serious issues develop. This will also allow the service company to identify parts which have to be repaired and to acquire them in advance, minimizing downtime.
Imagine a house in which the thermostats and window controls are linked with a video camera and the option to access all of them from your devices. You can customize the temperature for each room and close curtains with a few taps.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, and it is likely that even more features will be offered by IoT in the future.
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