The internet of things
IoT is the next step in making the world a more connected place. Statista projects that by 2025, over 75 billion devices will be connected worldwide. Learn more from Statista
For many business owners, the internet of things (IoT) can help solve business problems using technology. If you make decisions for a business, you may be wondering how to track your valuable assets, where your company cars are, or if your people are safe.
Here are some examples of how people use the internet of things:
- Farmers can gauge soil moisture levels to know when to start irrigating
- Councils can check water quality so they’re aware of any irregularities
- Facilities managers can report the temperature and CO2 levels in meeting rooms for better staff productivity
- Restaurant owners can get an alert if fridges or freezers malfunction
- Construction project managers can track decibel readings onsite to make sure that workers are safe
How IoT works
Here’s how the internet of things works with your assets:
Put a sensor on or in your assets, such as company vehicles, machinery and fridges. This device lets you monitor the location of the asset and/or track its performance.
The device sends the information it's collecting about the asset via the Spark network to a reporting dashboard. All you need to do is check the reports to see the status of your assets. You can even set up alerts so you can take action.