The Internet of Things is developing rapidly and the market is growing every day, to astronomical 100 billion units in merely 5 years.
Sensors are part of our daily life and will support our lives even more in the future. Collection of information is already big business at many companies – we can hardly have enough, and data mining is one of the most important elements in any risk assessment department.
Whether it concerns an insurance company, a municipality or a housing administrator, we have the same issues: “How will we get the best information, with the highest level of detail, at the lowest possible price, which at the same time eliminates most of and the majority of the risks.” We therefore collect valuable data every second, at a growing rate that we have not seen previously.
Our enterprise platform contains a number of properties, which facilitate execution of several usage scenarios on the same platform at a horizontal integration. It might be that our Sigfox sensor registers a major temperature increase in the electrical cabinet at a production company. Via our platform, this registration is submitted for activation of a Z-wave siren alarm, a Philips Hui light bulb starts flashing at the head of security, and the power supply to this section in the electrical cabinet is disconnected via our platform. The alarm is transmitted via SMS and to the persons who via the workflow system have been defined as 1st, 2nd and 3rd contact level, respectively. The contact level could be own service engineers, electricians and/or the factory manager. Several other functions could also be activated here.
To access IoT, it is to combine sensor units with a set of rules that uses own intelligence to collecting data, communicating the result to the IoT platform, and at the same time learn from how a normal weekday looks like. Why…? Because when there are deviations from the normal weekday, it must either be an approved reason, or an irregularity to be handled via a number of activities. We call this rule-based technology, which creates intelligent decisions.
But to some people, it is somewhat transgressive or disturbs the private sphere, and this is why there is legislation within this area – i.e. the “Privacy Regulation” as it is called. And it is tough. The latest update dates from December 2015, which we have used in our practice.
Access IoT positions itself within certain market areas. We deliver transparent solutions, where there is 100 % transparency on the price structure. We provide an open platform, without any contractual bindings that restrain or are delimited to specific technologies or protocols.