27th June 2022
In 1926, Nikola Tesla dreamed of a better-connected world where ‘The Earth would be converted into a huge brain using pocket-sized devices.’ Fast-forward to 2022 and Tesla’s dream is now closer than ever, as more and more devices connect to ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT.) But just what exactly is IoT? What benefits can you look forward to and what pitfalls should you be wary of?
‘IoT is a system of interconnected devices connected to the internet that can transfer and receive data from one another.’
Essentially, millions of devices are now connected to the internet forming a network of physical objects. The network allows these devices to communicate with each other by sending and exchanging data.
Whilst we have only scratched the surface of the potential of IoT when it comes to home improvement, it’s important to remember that IoT is ‘always learning & always growing.’ Meaning the possibilities are essentially endless and will continue to evolve over time. Further integration will see more advancements in Cloud Computing , Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
With more than 19 billion IoT-connected devices expected to be online by the end of 2022 and further roll-out being sped up by the 5G network, the potential of IoT is immense.
What are your thoughts on IoT? Have you been won over with the promise of cool gadgets and quality of life upgrades or are the potential shortcomings of security and privacy holding you back?
There are a few things that you can do at home to give your broadband a boost without resorting to drastic measures.
More long-term solutions may involve upgrading your broadband, after all your internet connection is an important factor in upgrading your home! With full-fibre broadband you can enjoy an unbreakable connection with lightning-fast speeds regardless of how many devices are connected making it the ideal foundation to build your smart home on.