THE FUTURE OF IoT: PREDICTIONS AND POPULAR IoT DEVICES

The landscape of the internet has grown and flourished to a tremendous level. Nowadays, the scope of the internet is not limited to smartphones, laptops, and tablets anymore.

Even the single equipment we use has started developing as “smart” devices. So, it is evident that IoT (Internet of Things) will play a major role in the development of our equipment in the future.

WHAT IS IoT?

IoT stands for Internet of Things. These are made up of devices which connect to the internet and share the data beyond the usual standard devices like laptops, computer, smartphones, tablets etc

They can also be controlled and managed remotely whenever required. They have the ability to communicate over the internet smoothly and it was made possible by their purely integrated high definition technology.

IoT LIFE CYCLE

The development of IoT follows a very simple life cycle.

Their Life cycle consists of:-
i) Monitoring
ii) Servicing
iii)Managing
iv) Regular updates &
v) Decommissioning

TOP 10 PREDICTIONS ABOUT FUTURE OF IoT

1) MORE CITIES AND TOWNS WILL EMERGE AS “SMART”

Not only the users will become smart, but also the cities and towns would rely on IoT for their developmental purposes. Cities and towns would switch to smart technologies to save their valuable time and workforce.

By the development of technology, cities and towns could function fully automated as well as remotely managed. Collection of data will also become easy as they can collect through vehicle rental stations, surveillance systems and taxis.

2) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CONTINUE TO THRIVE

In the future, artificial intelligence will become a major thing in every aspect. Even the homes, thermostats, and even the lighting system collect data of your habits and patterns of usage.

Machine learning will take over the place of coding in the future. Machine learning is the process by which machines learn without having any programming manually into them. They store information on their cloud drive and each time it tries to learn your preferences and act accordingly.

Even most of the web browsers function on the theory of machine learning at the present. It studies your web browsing patterns and suggests your recommendations based on your preference. For example, if you continuously browse for new English pop songs on YouTube for a while, then it would provide you with suggestions based on the same niche.

3) FUTURE OF IoT WILL BE FUELED FURTHER BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF 5G NETWORK

The developments in technology will be fueled further by the arrival of 5G networks. The fifth-generation cellular wireless networks offer greater speed and ability to connect more devices at the same time.
Greater speed mean greater capacity and it will help in fueling innovation at companies that work on IoT devices and boost user demands.

4) AUTO INDUSTRY WILL GET MORE SMARTER

The auto industry will also benefit from the arrival of 5G networks. More cars will be modified to function as fully automated. The development in IoT will help in analyzing your data and also help in data moving faster, within the vehicles on road.

5) 21 BILLION IoT DEVICES EXPECTED BY 2025

There has been a tremendous increase in IoT devices over the past years. Each year the number is increasing significantly. In 2016, there were around 4.7 billion IoT devices connected to the internet according to IoT Analytics. Looking onto 2021, there will be around 11.6 billion IoT devices. By 2025, we could see a massive rise of IoT devices to 21 billion.

TOP-RATED MOST POPULAR IoT DEVICES IN 2021

1)AUGUST SMART LOCK

August Smart lock is most commonly used and most efficient IoT device which helps in keeping strangers away and keep your home protected. This device also helps in locking your gates and will provide you with a precautionary notification right away through your mobile application if your gates aren’t locked properly.

With your home protected with August Smart lock, you don’t need to bother about missing the keys. It also has an attached sensor system with it. The sensor would feel the presence of the user if they come near the gate.

Cost: $220

2) FOOTBOY AIR QUALITY MONITOR


This IoT device falls under the category of health devices. It gives you an accurate measurement and value of air pollution of the environment. With this device, you could identify the most air-polluted regions. This IoT device is handy in detecting pollution level in places affected by air pollution.

Cost: US $199

3) WeMo SMART PLUG

The installation of this IoT device is very easy and compatible. WeMo Smart plug allows its users to turn on or off the devices remotely from any place. It is one of the most compatible devices and works well with other IoT devices like Alexa and Google voice control.
Cost: US $49.99

4) AUGUST DOORBELL CAM

The most innovative August doorbell cam system enables the user to get notified when someone enters the doorstep or presses the doorbell. It also has the feature of watching the visitor from inside. We could also talk to them from the inside. For people having security concerns, this IoT device is of great use.

Cost: $199

5) AMAZON ECHO PLUS VOICE CONTROLLER

Amazon echo plus voice controller is a super-cool IoT device from Amazon. This device can act as our e-assistant in homes. They can also be used to make commands over the home. Through Amazon echo plus, we could also have the option to control other apps. We could play music, save reminder and many more with this device.

Cost: $99.99

6) KURI MOBILE ROBOT

Kuri is a cute adorable home robot. Kuri captures all the beautiful moments in our home. It has a well functioning sensor touch and HD camera. Kuri also obeys and follows all our instructions.

Cost: $700

7) AMAZON DASH BUTTON

Amazon dash button is an IoT device which helps in the shopping of necessary materials. Although the major function of the device is to help you reorder the most frequent brought materials. You can order through Amazon dash button by either scanning the barcode or through voice control.

Cost: $130

8) GOOGLE SMART HOME

Google smart home comes with a lot of interesting features. You could plan and track your whole day with it and can make changes according to your wish. It acts as a 24×7 companion. You can also manage the volume, lights, alarms and other entertainments automatically within a second.

Cost: $35

9) BELKIN WeMo SMART LIGHT SWITCHES

It’s a simple and easy device. With the use of this IoT device, you can manage the lights of any rooms of your home through your smartphone application. You also have the option to change the light colours. It’s also easy to install and restart. All you need to do is to connect this device to the Wi-Fi network.

Cost: US $39.95

10) NEST SMOKE ALARM

Nest smoke alarm is a precautionary IoT device which helps to ensure the safety of your homes. The main function of this device is to alarm you in the situation of smoke or any unwanted emergencies in your home. It sends a direct notification to your mobile phone.

Cost: Us $ 199

The future is very much depended on the Internet of Things devices and it is one of the burning and most interesting topics in the present century.

Let’s wait for a time when every single individual and home depends on these “Internet of Things” and let’s hope it’s not too far away.

Written By Sooraj Saji | Edited and Published by Joshna Sharon Johnson

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