We live in an exciting time where more and more everyday items "things" are becoming smart! The new generation of Wireless Sensor Networks, that is known as the Internet of Things enables the direct connection of physical objects to the Internet using micro controllers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data. Internet of Things is a more demanding environment in terms of scalability and manageability. It can be described as connecting everyday objects like mobile phones, smart watches, electronic tablets, sensors and actuators to the Internet where the devices ard intelligently linked together enabling various ways to communicate between things and peoples, and between things themselves.
Building internet of things has advanced significantly in the last couple of years since it has added a new dimension to the world of information and communication technologies. Different devices and the appliances in the home such as lightings, air condition, home security and entertainment systems are now being connected to the Internet so that it can be controlled remotely using the smart phones or tablets. Not only devices can be controlled, but home environment can also be continuously monitored for maintaining certain desired temperature or monitoring amount of energy consumption.