If you are connected to the latest tech updates then you might have encountered that there is a lot of discussions coming up on Internet of Things. Some of you might already know about it while some will not. So let’s talk about Internet of Things (IoT), what is it and try to get an approximate idea about it.
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What is meant by Internet of Things (IoT) ?
Precisely, Internet of Things is a concept in which every physical thing or device is connected to the Internet and can identify each other. However it is difficult to explain about it exactly. Let’s understand it with an example :
Suppose in your garden, you have installed humidity sensor which are connected to a computer. The computer is also connected to the irrigation system. You have set it up in a way that when the humidity goes below a certain limit irrigation system runs for 10 minutes. Sounds interesting right?
Actually Internet of Things is a concept that is been discussed by the industries from many decades. The first internet connected toaster was introduced in a conference in 1989. But do you know why it is creating so much heat now?
Why Internet of Things(IoT) matters?
We think this might be possible because of the evolution of low cost devices which are design specially for this purpose and also is like DIY. There are few best internet of things devices like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Beagle Bone etc. These type of device has lead to the progress of IoT.
According to us, internet of things can lead to new and fascinating developments in the artificial intelligence which includes smart home, smart garage and almost everything. We can call it as “Smart World”. Also, Low cost DIY devices are also helping in the growth of IoT.
Is it Safe & Secure?
For quite a long time, there is a debate going on the security and safety issue in IoT. However there are many different views on it. For example, baby monitors, door locks and many other things can be connected using IoT. If there is a low security in that IoT network then someone can use the devices and can create serious trouble. However safety and security in IoT is still very debatable considering it’s benefits. Security experts are still working on making it safer. Overall IoT is pretty much secure and safe if you implement the correct security measures.
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How to get started?
After reading all this you will realize that this is quite interesting. Also some of you will also want to start using it. Actually it is quite simple. As we said earlier there are many devices like raspberry pi, arduino and many other devices are available in the market at very little cost. You can select any of the device which suits your requirements.
Personally, we will recommend using a raspberry pi (Buy Now) because it is exactly similar to the computer. If you have a decent knowledge in Linux then you can handle it alright. You can find various blogs and DIY website which will guide you on how to use these devices. It is that simple. Raspberry pi can be used to create a wireless storage device, smart switch and almost anything can be done.
Note: Soon we will be coming up with a series of articles which will show you some basic tutorials in raspberry pi.
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