What are the real world uses of IoT ?

by Shahiba K. Free Lancer

The challenges on IoT is more related to security & data sources, different regions & governments have laws for data protection. How your IoT devices can embed the law & regulations when you make your IoT solutions.


According to the Business Insider Intelligence Survey conducted in the last quarter of 2014, 39% of the respondents said that security is the biggest concern in adopting Internet of things technology.


As IoT are growing, we are talking about more connected machines & the probability of cyber attacks are more.


The IoT solutions are spread across wide areas and some are listed below


Smart Home

IoT devices part of home automations like lighting, temperature control, air conditioning, security systems etc.


Enterprise applications

IoT devices used in corporate & business


Infrastructure applications

Monitoring & controlling of infrastructure like bridges, railways, roads, traffic etc.



Integration in manufacturing area with sensors for identification, communication, tracking etc is improving the efficiency of manufacturing area. Example like opening the door automatically when truck comes.



There are numerous IoT applications in farming such as collecting data on temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind speed, pest infestation, and soil content. This data can be used to automate farming techniques, take informed decisions to improve quality and quantity, minimize risk and waste, and reduce effort required to manage crops.


Environmental monitoring

IoT solutions for environmental protection, monitoring rivers, water quality, forest area etc.


Energy Monitoring

Lot of power sources can be connected & can communicate each other for better utilization of power.


Medical & Healthcare

IoT devices for health monitorings & other activities in hospitals, health centers.

About Shahiba K. Freshman   Free Lancer

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