Internet change our lives. Today many of our functions, tasks, appointments, including business, depend heavily on this platform. It is clear that this technology has led us to progress, we are now much better informed, we can control what we see, even can buy almost anything you want.

But the Internet is not "just" that, this technology continues to advance and making available to the different user options, such as cloud storage, a concept that gains more followers and fought against doubts security now be an important reference.

Now the Internet is taking a new step towards revolution: it is the Internet of Things (IoT - by its acronym in English) which means allowing everyday objects are also connected; and this is where our electronic security industry comes in, because this is a trend that must be referenced and targeted, since that is where the different segments point.

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Going from having connected users to connected objects is an important step, mainly because it offers the possibility of making the products much more dynamic and will greatly improve the management of them. This is an attractive and functional added value.

Today, many companies in our sector have already taken the step forward and have created applications for mobile phones or tablets to manage equipment from anywhere in the world. In the field of security this will allow improving the identification of faults, integrating all technologies and making life easier for the user.

The invitation is not to fall behind in this trend, which, according to Gartner, the growth of Internet of Things for both this 2017 and in the coming years is very interesting and, at the same time, surprising for the volume calculated by the consultant And only 2017 is expected to grow 31% with respect to last year, which means that we will end the year with 8.400 million devices connected to IoT, of which the 63% will be directly destined to applications aimed at consumers .

And in what refers to the investment for the implementation of these devices, the consultant estimates that it will come very close to the 1,7 billions of dollars only in 2017.

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Santiago Jaramillo
Author: Santiago Jaramillo
Editor
Social communicator and journalist with more than 15 years of experience in specialized digital and print media for Latin America. Currently Editor of the Security Sales, Building Management and Academic Coordinator of the TecnoEdificios Congress.

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