What is “IOT” the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things is essentially a network of devices (such as appliances, phones, computers, personal electronics and more) that have internet connectivity built into them, allowing them to send and receive data autonomously. The “things” or connectivity-enabled devices in the IoT all have unique identifiers that allow them to transmit data and communicate with one another without human input. iMetros, Net Zero Homes will use the latest technologies including IOT devices (appliances, door locks, security cameras, etc..) in its modern luxury energy efficient homes.
Today, IoT extends far beyond computers and mobile phones, and includes a wide array of devices, appliances, and machinery with built-in internet connectivity and data sharing functions, increasing their usage and functionality.
The IoT and its vast potential for improving the efficacy and efficiency of the objects we interact with every day. However very few has been used in typical construction of single family homes. Our modern homes use number of internet-enabled devices currently being manufactured to enable the remote control of the homes via cell phones.
A study published by Gartner, an international research firm, estimates that, by 2020, there will be roughly 20.8 billion internet-enabled devices that store, analyze and transmit data to us and one another. In 2016, almost 5.5 million things will be added to the IoT every single day. Many of these objects will be household items that you interact with on a daily basis and many of them are things that you may not even know are already internet-connected and already exist in the IoT. At iMetros, we keep an eye on the technology to ensure our homes offer the latest comfort, luxury and security to it’s occupants.
Our IOT Net Zero Homes include:
Light Bulbs — Phillips Hue LED Light Bulbs have a “bridge” that allows smartphone or tablet to LED light bulbs. Users can program their lighting according to their preferences remotely and can fine tune it with remarkable precision.
Whether it’s dimming the lights at certain times of the day or automatically coordinating the lighting in room while watching TV.
Refrigerators — Smart refrigerator, the next iteration in food storage technology that is poised to drastically improve the efficiency and ease of food storage.
The smart fridge automatically keeps track of food stocks and expiration dates by scanning barcodes and sending the data to an app on the user’s phone, letting him or her know exactly what is in the fridge and when it is set to expire. Often, It could be programmed to independently determine whenever a particular foodstuff needs to be restocked.
Washing Machines — Providing an unprecedented level of control over washing. With a built-in Wi-Fi and software that transmits data to downloadable apps on the user’s phone.
The apps allow users to remotely control washing cycles, receive finishing alerts, and track water and energy usage to plan washing cycles more efficiently. IoT-enabled machines even have integrated trouble shooting solutions that instantly inform users of any issues that the machine may be experiencing.
Security Systems — Our Net Zero Homes are equipped with IoT compatible security systems and integrated internet capabilities allowing users to have direct control over their home security on their smartphone or tablet device.
Heating and Air Conditioners — IoT compatible Heating and Air conditioning system (Optional A/C) dependent) feature integrated internet solutions that connect to home’s router and allow users remote control over systems via smartphones or tablet devices. Users can develop tailor-made, totally automatic settings based on personal schedules, temperature preferences, and budgeting concerns.
Cooking Appliances — Internet compatible. IoT-enabled cooking appliances connect to a home’s router and can be managed remotely from a user’s smartphone, allowing to adjust heat settings, monitor cooking status, and turn appliances on and off remotely. Imagine having kids at home and being able to control your cook top! This is not only a money saving and convenient feature, but also added security for home owners with children.
iMetros is at forefront of providing Net Zero homes that use the latest technology, modern and luxurious designs for the most comfortable lifestyle and substantial savings compared to regular wood framed homes.