Internet Of Things (IoT) is a mega-trend today. As an extension of machine-to-machine and person-to-person communication, Internet of Things strives to create a hyper-connected ecosystem in which physical objects could connect to the Internet and communicate with other devices on the network. With a stream of Internet connected devices thronging the market everyday, Internet of Things is poised to spin out a multi-billion dollar industry. Under this backdrop, it is hardly surprising that more and more companies are entering the rapidly-growing Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Grid Connect, an embedded networking products-focused company is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.
The company has reportedly launched a line of wireless sensors designed to take care of your home or business assets, when you are away. Christened as ConnectSense, the solution comprises a range of sensor devices. Attached to a range of objects, these devices can monitor changes in temperature, humidity, water, motion, security and light in the user's environment. On sensing any significant change, these wireless sensors send instant notification to the user via phone call, email, text or Tweet.
The ConnectSense devices transmit alerts using Wi-Fi technology commonly found in business offices and homes. The users can leverage their existing Wi-Fi network to use ConnectSense products.
ConnectSense uses a cloud-based interface that can be accessed by the users from any connected devices including PC, Mac, tablet or phone.
The basic difference between ConnectSense and other monitoring systems is: ConnectSense is a Do It Yourself (DIY) system that does not require expensive installations charges or recurring monthly monitoring fees.
A big advantage with ConnectSense is: its portable, battery powered sensors can be used in places without traditional electrical outlets, such as boats and greenhouses.
Those interested in opting for this cloud-based, low cost sensors, can purchase them at amazon.com, with which Grid Connect has an exclusive retail partnership.
Edited by Maurice Nagle