Use Case: IoT-Connected Smart Home
Smart Home Devices and IoT Connectivity
The tables below provide an overview of IoT-connected devices commonly found in smart homes, along with their respective manufacturers as well as IoT connectivity device manufacturers and the types of devices used for connecting IoT smart home devices to networks.
Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell
Philips Hue, LIFX, TP-Link Kasa
Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod
Smart Door Locks
August, Schlage, Yale
Nest Cam, Arlo, Ring
Ring, Nest Hello, SkyBell
Smart Plugs and Outlets
TP-Link, Belkin, Wemo
Samsung, LG, Whirlpool
Smart Smoke Detectors
Nest Protect, First Alert Onelink
Lutron, Serena Shades, Somfy
Smart Sensors (Motion, Window/Door)
Samsung SmartThings, Fibaro, Aeotec
Rachio, Orbit, Rain Bird
Learn more about Smart Home and Automation devices in the Berg Insight Report.
Types of IoT Connectivity Devices
Quectel BG96 (Module), Quectel BC66 (Module)
Telit ME910C1 (Module)
u-blox SARA-N3 (Module)
SIMCom SIM7000 Series (Module)
NimbeLink Skywire Series (Modem)
Sierra Wireless Modules and Modems
Particle Electron (Module)
Digi XBee Cellular Series (Module)
Energy Efficiency with IoT-connected Smart Homes
Many homeowners struggle with high energy bills due to inefficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems.
IoT-enabled smart thermostats use sensors and algorithms to optimize heating and cooling, reducing energy consumption and costs. Likewise, smart lighting systems allow users to remotely control lights and set schedules, minimizing unnecessary energy usage.
IoT Home Security and Maintenance
Traditional home security systems may lack real-time monitoring and alerts. In addition, neglected maintenance and safety issues can lead to costly repairs and potential hazards.
IoT-connected security cameras provide homeowners with real-time video feeds and motion detection alerts on their smartphones, enhancing home security and peace of mind. Additionally, door/window sensors and motion detectors linked to the IoT ecosystem can trigger alarms and notify homeowners of potential intruders. IoT-connected sensors can monitor home conditions like humidity, smoke, and water leaks. When anomalies are detected, automated alerts are sent to homeowners' smartphones, enabling prompt action and preventive measures.
Convenience and Automation within Connected Home
Managing various home appliances and systems can be time-consuming.
Devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home act as central hubs, allowing users to control multiple IoT devices with voice commands. Integration with these hubs enables seamless automation, such as setting up routines to adjust lighting, temperature, and music with a simple voice command.