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5 Ways SMS Messaging Will Play Out in IoT

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  • This intelligent design, often – and fondly – referred to as the ‘Internet of Things’, is a way to semi-automate everything from our homes to our workplaces to all kinds of fun and functional activities in between.
  • SMS may connect medical professionals in their quest for quicker and more accurate diagnoses, but there are also real-world applications for everyday use as well; there are already pill boxes that will text you a reminder if you forget to take your daily dose, and a clever wearable gadget could send an alert to your phone if your heart rate or blood pressure read abnormally.
  • Smart locks with electronic sensors can be activated – or deactivated, should your child arrive home to an empty house and find themselves unable to remember the entry code – by text, and should a break-in occur, emergency services and other chosen parties will get an SMS update as well.
  • A network of wireless sensors placed around the home and even worn on the person can track, log, and transmit a person’s daily activities and alert the proper authorities if there’s a heat flare (fire), lack of regular activity (sudden illness or a fall), or even a fever or elevated heart rate.
  • Experts say that there may be as many as 30 billion devices in the collective Internet of Things by the year 2020 – a huge web of connected devices that work in concert to make our lives bigger, better, and more efficient.

Technophiles and dreamers unite in their joint vision of a future where our lives are connected via a network of devices that electronically talk both to each…

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Technophiles and dreamers unite in their joint vision of a future where our lives are connected via a network of devices that electronically talk both to each and to us. This intelligent design, often – and fondly – referred to as the ‘Internet of Things’, is a way to semi-automate everything from our homes to our workplaces to all kinds of fun and functional activities in between. While there are already glimpses of new ways to push the boundaries of cutting-edge communication, currently SMS messaging is slated to play a major role in how we live our day-to-day lives in a smarter way.

How many times have you forgotten to transfer wet clothes from the washer to the dryer and found yourself needing to rewash a stinky pile of long-sitting laundry? Perhaps you’re notorious for not watering your plants, or maybe you’re nagged by the idea that you’ve driven off and left the garage door up. As programming develops and device interconnectivity grows, you might get a text message from your smart flower pot or pre-programmed appliances alerting you to the error and giving you options as far as corrective action. Even better, the appliances’ connection to the internet will allow them to guide you towards the proper amount of water for your plant or the temperature your fridge ideally should be at so you can make an educated decision about what steps to take next. If it sounds too good to be true, think again; by 2019, there will be 1.9 billion home devices connected across the IoT to a tune of some $490 billion in revenue.

The Internet of Things holds great promise for the medical industry. Geoff Zawolkow, CEO of Lab Sensor Solutions, says, “Sensors are changing the face of medicine. Mobile sensors are used to automatically diagnosis disease and suggest treatment, bringing us closer to having a Star Trek type Tricorder. Also mobile sensors will ensure the quality of our drugs, diagnostic samples and other biologically sensitive materials through remote monitoring, tracking and condition correction.” SMS may connect medical professionals in their quest for quicker and more accurate diagnoses, but there are also real-world applications for everyday use as well; there are already pill boxes that will text you a reminder if you forget to take your daily dose, and a clever wearable gadget could send an alert to your phone if your heart rate or blood pressure read abnormally.

We all seek to protect our home and loved ones, and the Internet of Things is making that easier and easier. Smart locks with electronic sensors can be activated – or deactivated, should your child arrive home to an empty house and find themselves unable to remember the entry code – by text, and should a break-in occur, emergency services and other chosen parties will get an SMS update as well.

The Internet of Things can help elderly relatives live alone longer by providing a constant connection between them and their caregivers. A network of wireless sensors placed around the home and even worn on the person can track, log, and transmit a person’s daily activities and alert the proper authorities if there’s a heat flare (fire), lack of regular activity (sudden illness or a fall), or even a fever or elevated heart rate. The alert threshold can be adjusted to maintain privacy and allow for discretion in all but certain circumstances deemed text-worthy by those involved. The result is greater independence for our parents and grandparents and peace of mind for those who love them the most.

Running out of milk or eggs at home is inconvenient enough, but in the restaurant industry inventory mistakes can be practically catastrophic. Connected coolers, freezers, pantries, and storage containers send an automated SMS message when a product drops below a set level, with embedded data that can be plugged into an ordering system or forwarded right on to the distributor to maximize efficiency.

Experts say that there may be as many as 30 billion devices in the collective Internet of Things by the year 2020 – a huge web of connected devices that work in concert to make our lives bigger, better, and more efficient. Read more information about the impending electronic evolution and prepare yourself for a brave new world.

5 Ways SMS Messaging Will Play Out in IoT

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