3 Iot trends to watch in 2022
Year after year, the IoT industry continues to grow and has by now become an indispensable part of modern society. Within the next 10 years, the IoT is expected to surpass a global annual revenue of 1 trillion US dollars. More and more parts of our lives are becoming connected as IoT technology disrupts and innovates new industries.
Based on our long-standing experience in the industry, we have gathered 3 trends that are going to shape the IoT in 2022.
- Intelligent health and home care is accelerating
- Stronger focus on cyber security
- Edge-computing continues to grow
Accelerated by the global pandemic, the digitalization of the health and home care sector continues to reach new heights. More and more people with special care needs want to stay living at home instead of a hospital or nursing home.
IoT technology can help monitor elderly people in their homes and provide a safe and affordable way for them to live independently. A home care solution based on a gateway and a selection of different sensors and alarms can track a senior’s activity and recognize irregularities.
In case of an emergency, the solution can alert relatives and caregivers and thus assure that the seniors get the help they need. Similarly, intelligent home care solutions can spot indicators for long-term illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
More internet-connected devices also mean a larger surface for cyber-attacks. At the same time, users as well as governments are becoming more aware of the risks that come with connected solutions.
It is thus crucial for providers of IoT solutions to address these concerns and to make solutions as secure as possible to prevent data breaches.
Different features such as secure communication protocols and cloud connections, encryption keys, edge computing, and hardware security chips can help maximize the security of your IoT solution.
Develco Products offers a wide range of secure Zigbee-based white label devices that enable you to easily build a secure IoT solution.
The more devices become connected to the IoT, the more data need to be transmitted and saved in IoT solutions. When this data is sent to a cloud, a fee is charged for every transmission of data, which quickly becomes costly.
Edge computing provides a solution for this. Instead of sending all data to the cloud, edge-computing gateways process data locally. Only the most important data are then transmitted to the cloud, which results in considerable cost savings.
At the same time, edge computing increases the privacy of a solution and reduces latency issues.