How IoT Will Improve Residential Communities

Neil Mathew
Nov 25, 2020 · Unlisted
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There’s no doubt that many organizations are already trying to understand just how The Internet of Things (IoT) will make our daily lives more convenient and efficient. However, it will strengthen overall communities, as well. More IoT applications mean a greater sense of connectivity among individuals who live near each other. It is estimated that there will be a staggering 50 billion IoT-connected devices by 2030.

Many experts and analysts understand that IoT will dramatically change many different sectors: from the military industry to the infrastructure of cities worldwide. However, some might be confused as to how IoT will be implemented to improve everyday life in residential communities. Here are some aspects that IoT might dramatically change when it comes to residential life in the coming years and decades.

Enhanced Neighborhood Security

Iot will change residential life because there will be a new ecosystem that shares data. It also means that there will be more data monitoring and sharing than ever before. IoT will not only make for smarter cities but safer cities, as well. Companies are already using IoT to improve neighborhood security, with one example being an app named Streety.

Home security will also improve, with IoT sensors that will distinguish between family members based on their biometric data and body temperatures. Enhanced security refers to more than just crime — IoT devices can also help property managers monitor air quality at residential buildings. Whether the issue is property damage, water quality, or detecting mold, it’s easy to see how IoT-connected devices could detect and address residential matters of all kinds.

Energy Efficiency

Neighborhoods will also be more efficient in terms of energy use, whether we are talking about smart lighting or features like occupancy sensors. Communities will also control aspects of energy consumption, such as adjusting light intensity throughout the day or figuring out how to manage waste more efficiently.

IoT technology will also allow remote managers to monitor energy consumption and ensure that specific buildings use energy more efficiently than ever before. In homes, smart HVAC systems can also save families a significant amount of money per year.

The Creation Of Smart Cities

It’s important to note that the future of IoT is about much more than the connectivity of appliances or the ability to save money on energy bills. It’s also about the creation of “smart cities” that can use neighborhood data to improve the lives of local residents.

IoT has already been deployed in several cities for traffic management purposes, but IoT could also help when it comes to water management, waste management, or even healthcare systems. IoT technology could make residents aware of a change in air quality, such as the kind of application that could save lives. On the other side of the coin, there are also surveillance and data privacy concerns to consider.

Hitachi is betting big on IoT and has earmarked billions for research and development, acquisitions, and capital spending in the sector. The corporation also spearheaded the launch of a Copenhagen City Data Exchange in 2016, and the city is now considered one of the “smart cities” of the world today. Las Vegas, one of the largest tourist attractions in the United States, is also partnering with Hitachi to harvest data and provide real-time data and analysis.

Saving Time

There will be more appliances that will be connected and automated, and there’s a good chance that it can save those who live in a connected home more time. This means more time for leisure at the house, promoting more family engagement and interaction.

Josh.ai is an excellent example of how IoT technology can save time for individuals and families. For those who are unaware, Josh.ai is a voice-controlled home automation system that can handle tasks like brewing a pot of coffee or dimming the lights.

Conclusion

It isn’t hard to explain the many ways in which technology has made our daily life easier. For the first time in history, human beings can order food through a smartphone or get goods delivered to our doorstep just by clicking some buttons. IoT technology will allow neighborhoods to store data and use energy in a way that will be able to offer real insight into residents, their preferences, and ways to improve operations and infrastructure.

There’s no doubt that IoT will make it daily life convenient for residents of all kinds, whether it’s college students taking advantage of smart thermostats or families making sure their home is secure thanks to IoT-connected doorbells. Either way, it will be interesting to see how residential life will change thanks to IoT technology’s rise.

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Neil Mathew

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I write about business, finance, technology, art, and culture. Featured in The Startup, Level, Data-Driven Investor, Med Daily, and more. neilmathew85@gmail.com

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I write about business, finance, technology, art, and culture. Featured in The Startup, Level, Data-Driven Investor, Med Daily, and more. neilmathew85@gmail.com

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