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. 

Device Type 

Manufacturers 

Smart Thermostats 

Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell 

Smart Lighting 

Philips Hue, LIFX, TP-Link Kasa 

Smart Speakers 

Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod 

Smart Door Locks 

August, Schlage, Yale 

Smart Cameras 

Nest Cam, Arlo, Ring 

Smart Doorbells 

Ring, Nest Hello, SkyBell 

Smart Plugs and Outlets 

TP-Link, Belkin, Wemo 

Smart Appliances 

Samsung, LG, Whirlpool 

Smart Smoke Detectors 

Nest Protect, First Alert Onelink 

Smart Blinds/Shades 

Lutron, Serena Shades, Somfy 

Smart Sensors (Motion, Window/Door) 

Samsung SmartThings, Fibaro, Aeotec 

Smart Irrigation 

Rachio, Orbit, Rain Bird 

Learn more about Smart Home and Automation devices in the Berg Insight Report. 

Manufacturer 

Types of IoT Connectivity Devices 

Quectel 

Quectel BG96 (Module), Quectel BC66 (Module) 

Telit 

Telit ME910C1 (Module) 

u-blox 

u-blox SARA-N3 (Module) 

SIMCom 

SIMCom SIM7000 Series (Module) 

NimbeLink 

NimbeLink Skywire Series (Modem) 

Sierra Wireless 

Sierra Wireless Modules and Modems 

Particle 

Particle Electron (Module) 

Digi International 

Digi XBee Cellular Series (Module) 

Energy Efficiency with IoT-connected Smart Homes

  • Challenge
    Many homeowners struggle with high energy bills due to inefficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems. 

  • Solution
    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 

  • Challenge
    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.

  • Solution
    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

  • Challenge
    Managing various home appliances and systems can be time-consuming.

  • Solution
    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.