Constructing smart home ecology, IoT is the area that has to be mentioned
In the process of creating smart home, IOT is the area that has to be mentioned. Only by connecting those isolated home appliances and home products with each other can we realize the functions that smart home wants to bring to people.
The first step to build a smart home: to realize the interconnection of all things
In an encyclopedia, it is mentioned that the definition of Internet of Things was initially proposed in 1999, that is, through radio frequency identification (RFID) (RFID Internet), infrared sensors, global positioning system, laser scanners, gas sensors and other information sensing devices, according to the agreed protocol, any object connected to the Internet, information exchange and communication, in order to achieve intelligent identification, positioning, tracking, monitoring and management of a network. Monitoring and management of a network. In short, the Internet of Things is “the Internet connected to everything”.
Forgive me for not knowing how to interpret these theoretical concepts correctly and comprehensively, but I can only boldly discuss the connection between IoT and smart home with my own understanding.
Smart home needs Internet of Things
Smart home is currently one of the important applications of the Internet of Things in China, using the network or other forms of connection to connect sensors, controllers, machines and people together in a new way, forming the interconnection of people and things, things and things, to achieve the transmission of information and remote control.
To cite a few simple examples, intelligent lighting systems can be achieved through smart phones to turn on the lights, lights off the operation of the command; smart security allows users to go out through smart phones, real-time view of the situation at home, and even some products with infrared capabilities, set by the user during the time period, sensing the activities of other living beings, can send alerts to the user. These kinds of things actually need the support of the Internet of Things.
The above-mentioned functions refer more to the interconnection of people and devices, while the interconnection of things and things requires the use of sensors. For example, the smart thermostat, using sensors to collect data such as temperature and humidity at home, transmitted to the background, through analysis to master the home environment is not in the ideal value of the user wants. If the user’s requirements are not met, the air conditioner can be automatically turned on to adjust the home environment.
Such a model achieves the most beautiful smart home scenario in people’s imagination, everything does not have to be operated by the user, but the ideal state can be achieved by the independent control of the device. All this is thanks to the help of the Internet of Things.
However, the Internet of Things itself also has its own weaknesses.
1、Security of IoT
The core and foundation of IoT is still the Internet, it is an extension and expansion of the network based on the Internet, so security is still the most important concern for people.
In the previous article, I have mentioned that intelligent surveillance cameras have become part of the user side of the “privacy killer”, such an event will definitely make consumers doubt the product. Security issues are the bottom line of every industry to keep, in addition to users to pay attention to their own use, manufacturers should also take responsibility for protecting user privacy.
Big data era, many of the user’s use of data and home conditions will be saved in the cloud, in addition to the convenience of the user’s own view, some of the data will also become the basis for manufacturers to analyze and improve their own products. In the use of user data at the same time, how to protect these data for the user, so that users can rest assured that the enterprise needs to guard the line of defense.
2, the bottleneck of the Internet of things
I mentioned here the “bottleneck”, in fact, has been a clichéd topic, that is, how to achieve the real Internet of things.
The network we use is a bridge that allows independent devices to communicate with each other, but now the Internet of Things is divided by different devices. Those who have a slight understanding of smart home will know that there are many companies in the smart home field that are making their own platforms, and they want users to connect all of their smart products together through their own platforms. But it is the fact that we can have one smart product after another under a certain platform, but the smart products that users want may not be in the same platform. As a user, I may not want to be confined to a certain platform, but I want to be able to connect all the smart home products I want to use as long as they are connected.
From this, it is easy to see that too closed Internet of things can not really do everything connected, how to open the current situation of the Internet of things may be worthy of some serious thinking about the enterprise.
The Internet of things in the smart home is indeed indispensable, so there is no unified standard of the Internet of things also affects the development of smart home.
The construction of smart home platform is the layout of the enterprise’s own product market, but not entirely from the perspective of the user. There are gains and losses, breaking through the current bottleneck of the Internet of Things is imperative, and only the true interconnection of things can create the most needed products in the market.