How is the Internet of Things useful for you?
It's great for technology to advance and the news channels don't talk about anything else, but why should you care? That is, how can the Internet of Things help you in your daily life?
The answer to this question varies tremendously. To start, is your home smart? What devices do you have that are connected to the Internet? If you're starting from zero, you should know that making your house smart costs between 340 and 2,100 euros depending on your ambitions.
As you have more and more objects connected, your possibilities multiply. There are now refrigerators that automatically make purchases online when they see a product has run out. You can now give orders remotely so that your hoover, washing machine or dishwasher are set to operate whenever you decide.
In the end, it is an attempt to make your life easier. You control more and more and your objects are increasingly smart (and more obedient). You do less work, and they do more.
The Internet of Things and energy
Focusing our attention, let’s talk about your electricity and gas bills. Or in other words, let’s talk about your energy consumption. How can the Internet of Things help you?
1. Control how much you spend: and control it instantly with the click of a button. You connect and see how many kWh you have consumed since a given date. You can also configure alerts that will notify your cell phone or e-mail when you’ve surpassed the limits that you've set.
2. Find out why you spend what you spend: you’ll be able to know the consumption at each hour of the day and how it relates to your use of your home appliances. Only in this way will you be able to know why sometimes you consume more and other times less.
3. Spend less: either by optimising your consumption (being more efficient, wasting less), or by optimising your tariff. There are tariffs on the market that are turning things around: it’s no longer you who adapts to your tariff, now your tariff adapts to you.
All of these operations are within your reach thanks to the Internet of Things, and thanks to Endesa, a pioneer company in digitalisation.
There are many ways to interact with this information: from your computer, through an energy advice cell phone app and also through virtual assistants, whom you can order to do whatever you want.
In this sector the voice assistants from Amazon and Google stand out. Endesa is absolutely compatible with both.