Industry Insights

The Internet of Everything and What It Means for YOU

Friday, June 24, 2016

If you love science fiction, you probably remember HAL 9000, the famous A.I. bot in “2001: A Space Odyssey” that controlled everything aboard the ship, from simple tasks like turning on and off the air conditioning to (gulp) opening the pod bay doors. While we here at Legrand stand firmly against the development of an evil supercomputer, we do love the concept of total inter-connectivity, and in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) era, we believe a world where total connection at home, at work, and at play is not just science fiction – it’s reality.


With our current technology alone, experts estimate that the number of connected devices in 2020 will reach about 200 Billion, a number one hundred times bigger than the number of recorded connected devices measured in 2006.


So…what does this mean? Simply put, nothing in your life will ever be out of reach again. Left the TV on by accident? Turn it off with the click of a button from your parking spot outside the office. Interested in optimizing the lighting in your building based on a number of variables? Use occupancy sensors, daylight sensors, and other inputs to automatically adjust lighting levels. The number of devices being networked together allow for an endless number of future possibilities tailored to each unique environment, whether it is your own house or your workplace. IoT becomes tailored for you by you (and not a depraved sentient robot).


Look for more from us on how IoT will impact you!