Three years ago a potential employer asked me to submit “a review” of an imaginary start-up tech company that utilised the internet of things…. I dont know if such tech exists because it should!!!! The firm never got back to me I decided to post the idea and hear your thoughts
The Internet of Things
You know that feeling you get when you leave the house and suddenly think, “I left the iron on” maybe it is not the iron; it is the stove or kettle. Every time your phone rings, you think maybe it is the fire department calling you to say your house is on fire, it could even be so bad you either have to go home and check or you call someone to go to your house and check for you……
Then you should consider investing in the ******. This startup product was the brain child of a group of enterprising innovators tired of that same sinking feeling and wanted a cheap way to turn your home into a smart home; also the need to know as you are, if there is electricity at home or not; so you can make arrangements, like buy candles or fuel for the generator….
The **** is a one stop utility product which comes in three packages:
The **** Lite comes with a physical component that is installed on your Mains Circuit Board and an app that is installed on your phone. With the system in place, you can view your house electricity statistics and so tell which circuit breakers are live and consuming power and remotely trip the mains circuit from wherever you. With just a quick check you can tell if you the mains electricity feed is live or not.
The **** Standard has the same set up as above but in addition, each power socket in the house is changed to specially designed sockets with micro-controllers and built-in surge protectors and you are able to track the electrical distribution to every appliance connected, so you can remotely switch on and off individual sockets and lights. Convenient for when you are away on holiday and you want your lights to go on and off like someone is home to deter burglars, if you are in bed and lazy to get up and switch off lights.
The **** Deluxe doubles up as a home security system because you can integrate sensors and detectors to the App, you get alerts if a particular sensor is tripped: bedroom window open and optional motion activated cameras that take videos of intruders a timer mode counting down to when the alarm goes off, in case of accidental trigger. For an extra premium you can have micro-controllers and sensors in your garden and lawn which automatically turn on sprinklers when the moisture levels are low and shut down when they reach acceptable levels
This startup is a stroke of brilliance has the potential to be a huge success in my opinion and has room to expand into more diverse uses with the advancement of technology and the internet of things.
The only drawback is that one would need a constant reliable high-speed internet connection at their house to stay connected and we are still at a time when affordable internet solutions are not as common as we would and so limiting the way ecommerce based startups can prosper.
Electricity does Internet of things zdnet.com