Over the past years, technology has advanced in so many ways making work easier and at the same time improving the quality of work done. However, it has brought both positive and negative things. For instance, the increase in fraudulent activities especially in banks is as a result of technology. Nevertheless, technology should not be avoided due to the challenges that exist (Cherry, N. 2006). IOT has been applied in the smart phones. It has helped in the tracking of activities that one might be having doubts of what ease especially to parents who can man their children when at work. Children have been falling victims of mistreatment by their house helps. With the help of the IOT in the smart phones, it becomes easy to report such cases since evidence can be produced.
IOT entails the connection of some software to android phones to be able to monitor places. It involves two machines that can be able to share information through the help of the internet. The linkage that exists between the devices enable the connectivity of things hence; turns out to be reliable. IOT has contributed greatly to the field of information technology. There has been a gradual growth in the usage of IOT and the number is expected to rise with the increased knowledge in internet and technology (Yokoyama, et al 2013). People do not have to be restricted by the distances to monitor the place they ought to be at the specific time. It is also cost effective since the movement form one place to another is limited.
IOT works under internet, the smart phone and a hardware interface module. All of them are connected with wires that help in transmission of the information and data required. The power, sensors are some of the constituents of the system (Guo, S., & ADHOC-NOW 2014). The command is received by the sensors which are then sent to the smart phones to help the user decode the message and respond accordingly. The current applications of the technology are mostly found in the android phones. The Bluetooth software in the phones enables their connectivity. The Samsung phones have not been left behind as most of the people are using them to enable the monitoring.
The technology could be applied in several other institutions apart from homes. For example, the management of a firm can decide to integrate the system in their building to help in monitoring the employees. It can become very easy to identify the lazy employees at the work place thus giving them the necessary warning (Catlett, C. 2013). It could also be applied in the industries to help in the increment of the productivity level of the production firms. Infrastructure can also be improved and accomplished with the help of the IOT as it helps in the control of road usage. The ministry of environment can embrace the technology and use it to monitor the surrounding. Those who pollute the environment can easily be identified by the responsible parties and fined accordingly.
Therefore, IOT should be embraced in the countries as it helps in the improvement of the security. With security provided, there is a gradual economic growth experienced in the nations as the investors are encouraged to invest where there is security and economic stability. The citizens should be educated on its use since it has proven to be cost effective. With its help in the health sector, it has become very easy for those in the rural areas to access medical attention as fast as possible.
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