Unleash the Power of Smart: Enhancing Your Products with IoT Technology
You want to transform your product into a smart device, but you are not sure if this is actually a good idea? Maybe you don’t really know how to do it? Read our article and learn why the Internet of Things (IoT) is the technology of the future and how to make a SMART transformation step by step.
Is IoT the next big thing in technology?
In every business, we must be aware of the importance of knowing and understanding the consumer’s needs. And those needs are constantly growing just like the interest in the Internet of Things as confirmed by numerous studies. As McKinsey predicts the IoT market will be worth between 4 and 11 billion dollars by 2025. Studies by Statista have shown that the number of IoT-connected devices will reach 38.6 billion worldwide by 2025.
Why are there so many people and companies interested in this sector? You can find the main factors influencing the huge success of the Internet of Things below.
Nowadays, the companies that make decisions based on real data have a real advantage. For example, information about the conditions on the production line will help you to properly set parameters and reduce costs and optimize the process.
From year to year, we become more and more dependent on high-tech devices. Thanks to IoT solutions enabling for example remote control of devices, we don’t even have to get out of bed to turn off the light in the whole house, open the blinds, turn on the vacuum cleaner, and much much more.
Once we equip products such as security cameras and automatic door locks with motion sensors, we are able to activate them with a single mobile device. We can also even set security alerts to be activated on different devices depending on the time of day and remotely monitor these activities in real-time. Such solutions significantly improve security and even the most skeptical of technology decide to choose them.
Saving energy and taking care of the environment
Thanks to the possibility of remote control of devices, heating, lighting, and cooling, we do not waste energy and that is beneficial for the environment. What’s interesting, intelligent products adapt to our daily routine. For example, a smart thermostat can adapt to our daily schedule and temperature preferences at different moments of the day and then propose the most energy-efficient settings.
Using smart devices we have the ability to remotely control their functions and that is a significant time-saving. Imagine a situation when you are in a rush to prepare dinner but are still on the way home. With smart devices, you can remotely turn on the oven to start heating. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Smart IoT devices offer many benefits and have countless applications. Every year they become more advanced, expanding the possibilities for their use.
Turn your ordinary product into a smart device
Knowing what IoT solutions are and why they are so popular around the world, let’s move on to the key part of this article: transforming your everyday product into a smart device.
In Solwit we have many years of experience working in the technology industry with clients around the world. This allowed us to develop a process that works just fine. Let’s review all the steps of the transformation into a smart product.
Success story — transformation into SMART
One of Solwit’s clients — a manufacturer of heaters, electric heaters, and heating system accessories makes a perfect example of transforming an everyday product into a smart one. The company contacted Solwit to create a new line of modern radiators with a control module to manage room temperature.
After analyzing the customer’s needs, we created software for automatic regulation of room temperature. The application we developed independently adjusts the heating level to the ambient temperature. It also allows the user to divide the facility into independent heating zones and set a dedicated temperature in each of them.
The application and the heating devices included in the system (electric heaters, thermostatic heads, electric radiators) communicate via wi-fi and standard routers. Our solution uses Google Cloud Platform, so it stores and processes data in the cloud. Customers are also enabled to control their settings via Amazon Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT.
A remotely managed IoT system for temperature control, with a real-time data analysis developed by the Solwit team:
- helps you to save energy and therefore reduce costs,
- provides the user with total control over the heating system from any location,
- is tailored exactly to individual user preferences.
Now you know how we in Solwit transform ordinary products into smart ones. So are you ready to revolutionize your offer with high-tech IoT products? Get a free consultation with our experts and see how we can accelerate your business.
The text originally appeared in Solwit blog.
Written by Solwit Team