When we think of the applicable functionality that a hybrid connectivity solution would provide, multiple use cases come to mind. Everything from connected solar panels to smart cities to point of sale monitoring to security benefit from a lower cost, more reliable hybrid connectivity solution.
Flooding can devastate a city faster than almost any other natural disaster, and the financial, physical, and emotional repercussions can leave an area reeling for months. The Pew Charitable Trusts report that damage from flooding cost the United States nearly $2 billion each year from 2006 to 2015, with 36 declared federal flooding and hurricane disasters in 2016.
Fire prevention and fire safety equipment are undergoing a revolution thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected to low power wide area (LPWA) or even cellular networks, fire safety IoT stands to enhance prevention, speed up response times, and keep first responders safe when walking into the fire.
In some ways, the Internet of Things is aptly named, especially when it comes to security. There are a lot of things to worry about.
For agriculturalists struggling to find new solutions for water management, today’s IoT technology may be their answer. Beyond the practical importance of responsible environmental stewardship, IoT can save farmers and ranchers money by making it easier to comply with state and federal water regulations.
Improving medication adherence with IoT
Inadequate medication adherence is a global issue. The estimated annual cost of inadequate medication adherence to the US healthcare system is between $100 billion and $289 billion.
Security has become a growing concern in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Without robust protection, self-driving car networks easily could fall under nefarious control, and sensitive healthcare and industrial data could be intercepted and sold to the highest bidder.