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The development of the Internet of Environment

date: 26 January 2017
reading time: 3 min

The technology is constantly developing and so is the IoT. In today’s blog post we decided to comment on the Internet of Environment.

Many people claim that the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) brings as many facilitations as problems, mainly due to overuse of energy. However, they often forget that as the technology moves forward, there are more and more possibilities to not only save, but create energy. This is what IoT Environment is all about. 

Smarter farming

Efficiency in all sectors allows us to grow a high-quality product and gather the necessary information to make these products even better in the future.
Greenhouse monitoring is a perfect example – groups of connected sensors measure various parameters: temperature, humidity or wind speed. All in real time. This allows farmers to investigate the data to better understand their future harvest.

This is not all. These IoT solutions can also make sure there won’t be any wastage. Automatic irrigation is a perfect example. Sensors detect the humidity of the soil and, if it’s too low, they water it. This way, crops won’t die even during the droughts that happen in some parts of the world.

Since the water and energy is used only when it’s needed and the sensors activate them – farmers are able to save money on both.

Friendlier habitat

Saving endangered species is a problematic matter because it’s hard to react just on time. Yet, if we manage to save them, there are ways to keep up their further growth using technology.

There are centres that take care of endangered species to help them breed and repopulate. These very centres use IoT to examine behavioural patterns. This way, scientist get to know animals’ typical activities or their condition. Additionally, animals are kept in a monitored habitat.

Not only is this solution helping to prolong the livelihood of certain species, it also enables us – humans – to get to know them better. Thanks to that animals will be easier to protect.

Energy efficiency

Can smart buildings reduce the energy wastage? The answer is – definitely.

They are usually equipped with networks of devices and each and every one of them is different, yet all of them are connected to each other. Thanks to this very connection we can better understand the consumption of energy.
Sensors adapting the lighting or temperature in the workplace. Smart blinds that provide shade during sunny days, sensing the heat from the outside and enabling special cooling systems.

Installation of solar panels on the roofs is just one way of producing energy. The other is special, thought-through design of the building. They differ in size and shape, in addition to smart systems of sensors installed inside, to adapt every aspect to users’ needs.

The whirl of the new introduces brilliant solutions that will impact our everyday struggles, as well as our future. As the fast pace of IoT development continues, we may soon live in much healthier and greener environment.

What do you think?

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