With the advancement of technology on the rise, chances are you’ve probably heard or read a little bit about the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems. The Internet of Things extends internet connectivity beyond traditional devices like desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets to a diverse range of devices and everyday things. These things utilize embedded technology to communicate and interact with the external environment, all via the Internet.

The Internet Of Things will make many of the familiar devices and objects in our lives — from door locks to toll booths to refrigerators — suddenly Internet-connected, smartphone-accessible, and responsive. One of the biggest technological innovations of the century in both size and magnitude can be seen through the Internet of Things, which aims to connect online services with almost every aspect of your life, including home security.

The Internet of Things and Home Security

Home automation and security is another area in which the Internet of Things is generating some interest, with product offerings from many companies all over the world, including Protect America. In many ways, the Internet of Things is already operating in society. Security systems with smart phone integration offer a variety of sensors and end points, connected to control systems, to monitor and control conditions in the home. Security sensors detect intrusion, fire or water, control locks and support local cameras with remote access. Electrical controls for lighting, heat/air conditioning and appliances sense environmental conditions and provide energy conservation features. These are brought together into a unified management system accessible remotely over the Internet, allowing not only monitoring but remote control.

Protect America’s line of home security packages uses a smartphone application that allows you to control the entire system with a single touch. You can arm, disarm or view the status of your system in real time, control lights and other appliances from your phone or computer and link to video surveillance of your home.

The Progress of Interconnectivity

So where is the Internet of Things going to take us? Since the term was first coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 at a conference, who would have known that the Internet of Things was going to be so conveniently integrated into the daily lives of consumers just ten years later? As with any new technology, there are varying opinions as to how this technology will continue to emerge. SRI Consulting Business Intelligence, working for the National Intelligence Council, has identified the Internet of Things as one of six potentially disruptive technologies that would emerge by 2025.

One of the early Internet of Things examples was the “Internet Refrigerator.” The idea was that sensors embedded in food packages would enable your refrigerator to know, on a continuous basis, what’s inside it. In essence,  you wouldn’t have to worry about ordering milk: the refrigerator would know when you were about to run out, or the current carton was about to spoil, and automatically add it to your shopping list.

The Internet of Things and Protect America

With home security, the idea is to add convenience and connectivity to your every day life thus making things more efficient and accessible. Many home automation systems have hit the market in recent years. However, what is home automation without security? Home security is an important factor to consider when you become a homeowner. Protect America can integrate both your automation and home security system in one place making it simple for you to protect and manage your home.

Transform your house into a smart home with a lock that thinks. Unlock doors with your phone, program multiple user codes and check the status of your lock from anywhere, anytime. While many other security companies charge for the extra features of interactive control, we provide our free SMART Connect application with our Broadband and Cellular security systems. Arm/disarm your system, watch your live video cameras, control your lights and home appliances, receive event notifications, and much more! With the Internet of Things being integrated in all aspects of life, home security has never been more convenient.