What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the phrase used to refer to the inclusion of internet connectivity within everyday devices and appliances that have not typically had such capabilities. Examples of these devices might range from thermostats and energy meters, through to vehicles and large machines.
Essentially, it can turn those devices or appliances into ‘smart’ objects, which are capable of both sending and receiving data and communicating with each other. This can improve data collection, increase levels of automation and allow for multiple devices to be controlled or monitored from one centralised place, such as a phone or tablet.