= Internet of Things. The "Internet of Things" refers to the determination of states of objects in real time and the transmission of the resulting information for the purpose of further processing and the triggering of actions - all this on the basis of internet technologies.

Technical base

To perform these functions, objects are equipped with sensors, radio chips, tracking systems and internet-enabled mini-computers. See also wearables.

Fields of application

The areas of application include:

  • Burglar alarms on doors and windows or smoke detectors that send messages to a smartphone in the event of an alarm.
  • Automatic recording of vehicle data, e.g. oil level or brake lining condition, as well as resulting messages.
  • Automatic control of heating or cooling systems depending on temperatures.
  • Automatic post-production and replenishment of stocks if defined stock levels are not reached.