Soon you will remote-control your home: Here’s how
By Lilian Kaivilu
Could it be that the future will be exclusively remote-controlled? A new report published in July 2016 shows a high possibility of the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
IoT is an internet set-up that enables mainly wireless connection to allow for easy and convenient exchange of data between different devices. This could include a home owner controlling and or checking how his or her refrigerator at home is operating. Such a development will also enable members of a family or occupants of one house to watch different television channels on their mobile phones, all connected to a common television set.
According to the 2016 Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer report, 76 per cent of businesses believe that IoT will be a crucial element of successful operations. Sixty-percent of these businesses hope to have live projects within the next year.
The study released in 2016 define IoT as a platform that “connects objects such as cars, buildings and machines to the internet, turning them into ‘intelligent’ assets that can communicate with people, applications and each other.”
Charles Kimari, Business Head, Home Appliance Division Samsung Electronics East Africa Ltd says: ““In the near future, consumers’ homes will all be totally interactive in the sense that your refrigerator can tell you the quantity of food left and what needs to be added as per your personal settings. Consumers will be able to do much more at the touch of a button. Samsung is at the forefront of IoT globally. Therefore, the products being developed for near future use are aimed at being IoT enabled for the larger population.”