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6 Examples Of Smart Home Devices That Utilize IoT Technology



1. Nest Smart Thermostat:

With the advent of the Internet of Things, the prominence of smart home devices has been slowly but steadily gaining traction in the modern world. It’s pretty obvious that in a few years (maybe decades), smart home solutions will become the norm in society. In fact, IoT technology is already being adopted right now in order to transform residences into a smart home. Here are six examples of modern technology that are effectively utilizing IoT services in order to facilitate the advent of smart of technology.

The Nest is a smart thermostat that analyses your data and stores in on an IoT platform, drawing from this data pool whenever required and adjusting the temperature accordingly in order to make sure that the automated temperature is suitably set according to the behaviour and needs of the individual/family. It’s one of the most popular applications of smart home technology.

2. WeMo Switch Smart Plug:

Instead of the usual plug-it-in-and-switch-it-on way in which most power outlets function, the WeMo Switch Smart Plug is an ingenious product that can be programmed through a smartphone to switch on and off (whether instantaneously or at set intervals). Upgraded models also have the added functionality of being able to inform you about the total power consumption as well, allowing for a great smart home experience.

3. Philips Hue Smart Bulbs:

There are a ton of features incorporated in this form of smart home technology, making it quite the useful product to conserve energy. This smart bulb can change colours, adjust its hue according to the photo uploaded to its smartphone app, can be programmed according to a particular schedule and can even sync with the music you play to provide an authentic sound-and-light experience.

4. August Smart Lock:

Never worry about keys again with the August Smart Lock. With this handy smart home device, you can upload virtual keys to your device and others (with the option to expire whenever you wish). With an optional keypad, you can set a code as well if you don’t have your smartphone with you for some reason.

5. Canary Smart Security System:

One of the most ingenious utilizations of smart home technology, the Canary Smart Security System is a great security measure that combines video, audio, motion detection, night vision, and sensors to measure air quality, temperature, and humidity sensors into a single device that you can control from your phone.

6. Samsung SmartThings Hub:

Some smart home devices don’t control a single aspect of a home, some are major automation hubs that control and micro-manage each and every aspect of a business. This is the function of the Samsung SmartThings Hub, which shows the heights that smart home technology can reach with its impressive range of functionalities, all of which are enabled and augmented by IoT technology.

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8 examples of technology that utilizes the Internet of Things



The Internet of Things is quickly evolving to become one of the biggest technological innovations of the 20th century. The possibilities and benefits that arise from the interconnection of various elements of technology to a common IoT platform are way too much to simply ignore. By targeting and streamlining relevant information through the effective application of the Internet of Things technologies, a business can optimize their products and/or services to remove as many defects as possible and attain near-perfection.

There are a ton of technologies in the modern world that are utilizing IoT technology in order to enjoy the various benefits mentioned above. Here are eight examples of products and services that utilize IoT solutions and services.

1. Nest Smart Thermostat:

The Nest Smart Thermostat is a perfect example of how useful and productive an Internet of Things technology can be. The thermostat stays connected to the internet and studies your daily routine, in order to optimize and adjust the tomperature based on several factors it studies by filtering data through a common IoT platform. There a mobile app as well that utilizes these IoT solutions and services in order to provide a greater degree of control to the user.

2. August Smart Lock:

There are various forms of IoT technology that augment the security of your house, and one of the most well-known forms of this technology is the August Smart Lock. By detecting your phone, this device automatically unlocks when you near it and locks behind you once you close the door. If for some reason you don’t carry your smartphone outside, it’s still possible to set a door code in order to open the lock as well.

3. Apple Watch:

One of the most popular devices to effectively utilize IoT solutions and services, the Apple Watch has quickly evolved into one of the most useful wearables a person can own in order to enjoy the benefits of effectively utilizing IoT solutions and services. Functioning as a smartphone of sorts, the Apple Watch provides the services of phone calls, text messaging, e-mails, and so much more.

4. Cisco Connected Factory:

IoT technology has contributed immensely in the various business sectors by improving the overall functioning of these industries. A great example of this is Cisco, who have welcomed the change brought over by implementing IoT solutions and services to full effect. Streamlined inventory management, optimization of goods and/or services, increased speed and improved efficiency are just a few of the many advantages obtained through the adoption of Internet of Things technology in the business.

5. Connected Car Services:

The age of self-driven cars is slowly dawning upon us, showcasing just how powerful IoT technology actually is. Cars are already being connected to a common IoT platform through services like AT&T, who has a total of 9.5 million connected through its service. It’s only a matter of time before self-driven cars become the norm in society.

6. Petnet Smart Pet Feeder:

Internet of Things technology is so powerful that it can help your pet’s life as well. The Petnet Smart Pet Feeder is a great example of this, as it allows you to monitor your pet’s feeding schedule through the comfort of your smartphone. The smart feeder can look online for the best feeding schedule for your pet, monitor their food levels and even set up a delivery system when your pet food runs out.

7. Amazon Echo:

Easily the most well-known application of IoT technology on this list, the Amazon Echo is one of the most popular and useful smart home hubs one can use to enjoy seamless integration of various home appliances and gadgets. From ordering an Uber to playing music to checking sports scored; there’s a huge wealth of options that can be accessed through the Amazon Echo, showcasing just how effecting IoT solutions and services can be if used in the right way.

8. Barcelona (Smart City):

Barcelona holds the honor of being the first city to be classified as a ‘Smart City’ in Spain. Through the application of effective IoT solutions and services, various aspects of Barcelona have been augmented to serve the needs of its residents as efficiently as possible. A stellar bus transit system, the innovative bike-sharing system (called ‘bicing’), smart parking spaces and an effective waste disposal system are just a few of the many benefits enjoyed by citizens in this glorious city.

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