Connected Home

Connected homes have the potential to radically change how an individual or family spends time with and interacts in their home. People will engage with their home and surrounding environment in ways never before thought possible.

Benefits of IoT in Connected Homes

Currently, connected devices in the home are typically limited to computers, gaming systems, televisions, and entertainment systems. The opportunity to choose which devices connect to the Internet opens the door to create customized living that adjusts to meet the needs of a family based on their preferences and usage patterns. Connected appliances, security systems, energy and temperature controls, and light bulbs are just some of the devices where potential can be unlocked and substantial value realized.

The practical scenarios are almost limitless as people choose to incorporate more and more devices into their personal home network and as devices learn to interface with one another. Significant savings in both time and money can be attributed to energy management, enhanced security, and chore automation.

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Energy management

Smart thermostats, light bulbs, and appliances can learn and adapt to usage and be controlled remotely, thus saving the homeowner unnecessary costs associated with inefficient energy usage.

Devices can connect directly with the power companies and alerts sent to the homeowner on their energy usage profile, opening new ways to create customized pricing plans and incentives.

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Enabling smart security cameras, door and window locks, and smoke detectors can greatly increase a sense of comfort and security when homeowners are both at home and away.

Sensors can gather data on homeowner patterns and send alerts when there are inconsistencies or when a breach has been detected. For families with children, parents can be alerted when their child arrives home, or when other members of the household come and go. Using sensors to monitor potential property vulnerabilities (for example, detecting a water leak) can also lower home insurance premiums.

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Automation of domestic chores

There is tremendous opportunity to reduce the amount of time spent on household chores through the use of automation.

Home appliances and devices can learn about users’ behavior and identify the best times to perform tasks (i.e., when the homeowner is away, the vacuum or dishwasher will run). Primarily application can be seen in housework, food preparation, and lawn and garden care.

Here’s how it works

Buddy’s IoT Data Graph is a cloud-based data collection and processing exchange that securely stores, manages, streams, processes and translates raw device data for delivery to the world’s most popular business systems. Now you can capture key remote intelligence and stream it in real time, at high velocity and in high volume.

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Just a few lines of code connects devices to Buddy Platform, no heavy agents or proprietary silicon requirements necessary. This model allows any connected device to send data to Buddy, helping to gain intelligence from sensors already deployed, and ones that soon will be.

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Buddy can translate raw data into seamless connections to gain valuable insight through actionable business and customer intelligence. This includes functionality for custom analysis in the cloud, and two way communication between devices, or from your business systems back to the devices themselves.

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Once data is normalized with Buddy, it can be sent to a wide variety of business systems for rich visualization, connecting to machine to machine systems, or deep analysis with big data systems like Hadoop. Easily integrate data into everything from Splunk, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, ZenDesk, Tableau and beyond.