The Internet of Things and Its Effect on the Home defines the Internet of Things as “a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction”.

One of the most common used devices in American homes is the Nest Thermostat.  This learning device replaces the tradition home thermostat with many upgrades.  With cognitive learning, the device processes and interprets your home temperature habits.  You can even control your thermostat from an app on your smart phone.  Saving homes on energy costs, the Nest has become a popular smart device.

Many products are hitting the market to simplify our lives.  Ultimately, the internet of things will learn our behaviors and make us more efficient.  Connecting to our smart devices will allow us to stay linked to our homes from anywhere.

The Ark Labs is joining the revolution with their smart device, the Ark.  This water monitoring device is empowered by artificial intelligence software that will learn your water usage.  In turn, if there is an anomaly in your usage the smart phone app will send you an alert.  You can choose to turn off the water remotely.  The Ark is leading the way in water monitoring platforms.

People cannot think big enough for what will come with the internet of things.  The sky is the limit with this new technology phenomenon.  The next five years will provide many disruptions to life as we know it but many opportunities!