A tap on your phone screen and you can switch on/off the switches in your house, have mobile access to your office’s surveillance cameras, these are some of the facilities that Internet of Things has in store for a future which is around the corner. As clamour grows in favour of Internet of Things or IoT, the much-debated topic has arrived into the business sphere and companies are scurrying to grab as much market share as possible. Here are a few companies who have already taken to the next disruptive innovation.
A B2B startup, Scanalytics has developed a SoleSensor pad which can measure the footfalls in retail stores, thereby providing real-time analytics about performance in a particular store, region and even zone.
A second stage startup, IFTT has developed an innovative app which maintains a network of connection between smart devices. All you require is an internet-enabled mobile device to control all other gadgets or functionalities in the house. IFTTT realised that a major challenge in the field of IoT was that specialised apps are required to control each smart device via the internet. Hence, they came up with a unified app which can control almost all devices. Wouldn’t it be cool if you can activate your microwave just in time to heat your food while you come back from work.
This company boasts of a smart doorbell named ‘Chui’ which uses facial recognition in place of keys, radio frequency chip and passcode to unlock a door. Moreover, unlike other smart lock systems, ‘Chui’ also offers audio-video captures along with notifications option on Android and iOS devices. 214 Technologies’s innovative locking system can be programmed to open doors to a select list of pre-fed visitors as well.
Did you know we spend about 55 minutes on an average in a day looking for things we kept somewhere and forgot? That amounts to around five days every year which we lose without any productivity. Sensegiz, an Indian startup, uses this appealing and innovative pitch to market their products and services. The platform has come up with a small sensor of dimension that can be hooked on to any surface like your car keys, home keys, and so on. The sensors have small removable batteries and also Bluetooth communication system. Hence, you can find anything with the help of these sensors without wasting any time.
These startups have concentrated their efforts and R&D to reinvent ways to facilitate ease of business and living, putting the focus on the phenomena – called IoT — that is about to hit the technological shores.
and through which by which life focus on using technology to solve every-day problems of life in innovative ways show that IoT is the next big revolution in the world today. Such IoT ideas have helped many companies generate recurring revenue, and enhance products which already exist. Their business philosophy of ‘connectivity’ has certainly helped create a niche for them in the world.
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