The “definition” of Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved over the years since first introduced in 1991. I’m not here to go into the history of IoT but rather to look ahead on where it is going and how D-Link will impact it based on our new Connected Home line-up of Wi-Fi Smart Plugs, Motion Sensors, Cameras and apps to connect them and get them talking to each other. At the core, IoT in my opinion is when connected devices are talking to each other to increase productivity, enhance customer experiences and hopefully improve user safety and health.
Today we started shipping our Wi-Fi Motion Sensor for detecting what’s moving at your home or business, along with a ‘rule them all’ app (mydlink Home) designed to get more devices and products talking to each other in the home. The new Sensor joins our Smart Plug and Cameras under our umbrella of ‘Connected Home’ products which all work together to provide a complete solution for creating an automated home where you’re always connected to what’s happening whether you’re in the other room or halfway around the world.
One of the key drivers of IoT is how all of these exciting devices coming into the market interact with each other, what wireless language they’re talking, etc. Since all of these new D-Link products run on Wi-Fi there’s no need to add any additional equipment if you already have a home network … unless of course you’re in need of a stronger wireless signal and D-Link can certainly help out there as we also just happened to announce our top-of-the-line router today as well (DIR-880L).
Everything is coming together – easy to install, affordable products accompanied by easy to use apps make the Connected Home a reality today. So if you’re looking to get more connected and start to automate things around your home, apartment or business check out our new Connected Home products and map out how you want your devices talking to each other. It’s an exciting time and the future will unveil all kinds of new ways for the IoT to transform how we interact with each other, our devices and the world and this new wave of devices are going to play an important role.
Home is where the smart is.™