The Internet Of Things (IoT) is a network of devices connected through the internet which are capable of sending and receiving data. The true strength of IoT devices lies in their ability to operate wirelessly and be monitored and controlled remotely. Common IoT devices take the form of smart home devices, laptops, smartphones, sensors, and more.
As 5G network speeds become available, IoT devices gain much greater bandwidth to perform a higher level of functions. Slowly, advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning will become commonplace among household items that can deliver deeper, more insightful data.
Monitoring products in the IoT makes life easier for users and distributors alike. When a sensor is in place, monitoring the status of a piece of machinery or the air quality in a space, automatic reports can be produced and records kept for companies required to produce them on command by regulatory agencies.
IoT devices are more often capable of delivering verified responses to the central station, helping end-users avoid costly fees and restrictions from their local jurisdiction.
In contrast with yesterday’s CCTV cameras, today’s security cameras often come equipped with adjustable motion sensors and integrate with the central station to deliver video clips from the time an alarm or motion sensor is triggered.
The more modern version of the classic CCTV camera system, the IP security camera family was originally built for the DIY consumer. Because of their mobility, ease of use and wireless nature, IP security cameras are taking the market by storm. Because of their advanced capabilities in detection motion and even AI technology to identify objects in view, these cameras deliver a greater value to dealers and consumers alike.
Characterized by its delicate nature, environmental monitoring consists of ensuring temperatures, gas levels and other environmental factors are at their desired state. In a hospital for example, refrigerators have to be kept at specific temperatures, but checking on the fridge every 20 minutes takes a lot of time out of an individual’s day. This process, among others, is easily automated and monitored by sensors and a central station. The same can be said for any other environmental state. And the best part, the data all gets documented so you can comply with even the most strict regulations.
Thousands of cars are watched over by crash detection technology. Whether it is an aftermarket product or if it is built into the car itself, crashes of all types can be monitored and managed by a central station. The last thing that any driver or passenger wants to worry about, after a serious accident, is calling emergency services. This technology especially ensures that help will be sent, no matter the condition of the automobile’s occupants.
Good central station technology has to be hot redundant, and deliver consistent, meaningful customer service every time. The technology infrastructure that a central station uses to monitor your devices is key in ensuring the results your customers expect. In addition, it ensures that the central station will receive every signal, every time. Even if a central station location is fully operational, having redundant communication paths and advanced automation software ensure that nothing gets lost along the way.