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What is the Consumer Internet of Things?

21st May 19

Drew Hook
By Drew Hook117 Followers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our lives, often without us even knowing or realising it, thanks to its broad reach across so many applications and technologies. Your Apple Watch? That’s part of IoT. Google Home? Yup, that’s an IoT device too. Even the entire city of Barcelona is made up of IoT devices. Over the last few years, IoT has quietly taken the world by storm, and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, by 2020 there will be 31 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things. To put things into perspective, that’s more than three IoT devices for every person on earth. IoT is all about creating a seamless, connected world where simplicity, security and peace of mind go hand in hand. Consumer IoT or CIoT refers to the Internet of Things in the context of consumer applications and devices.

CIoT applications can range from very simple and inexpensive ones, such as personal fitness devices, to high-end smart home automation applications and often overlap with those in more industrial and business-oriented situations. IoT is transforming the everyday physical objects that surround us into an ecosystem of information that...

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