What Is IoT?
IoT stands for “internet of things.” It refers to connected devices that collect, share and act on information. Connected, or “smart,” devices are everywhere:
- Virtual assistants, like Siri or Alexa
- Water sensors
- Security cameras
These devices collect different types of information that the user can make an informed action to be taken.
For example, a water sensor can detect the presence of a leak. Once it does, it sends an alert or notification to the property owner. This allows them to shut the water off and avoid a potential catastrophic loss.