• What is Internet of Things and a “smart device”

    We are on our way to a “buttonless” world. The day will come when your TV remotes or light switches at home will be redundant. Without any prompts from the user, these devices should be able to perform their functions all by themselves.

    For the uninitiated, automation is the only criteria needed for devices to be categorised as “smart”, however, there is more to that when it comes to technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    To be considered a part of the Internet of Things, a smart device must be able to perform beyond its original functions. It must be capable of receiving, processing, and transmitting information like a personal computer would. For this to be possible, the device must be connected to the Internet and must be able to interact with other smart devices in its vicinity.