Internet of Things (IoT) is basically an idea/venture to connect every possible thing with the internet so as to get an easy connectivity and updates with the use of Internet. IoT will make our lives more comfortable as well as easy going enabling us to operate every possible thing connected to internet.
IoT is a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication system which helps in connecting two or more than two devices. It is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-machine interaction.
Home Automation System is where the home electrical devices are connected to a central system that automates those devices based on user input. There are growing numbers of mobile apps , devices, and elements within the modern home that are going online and being accessed via smart devices.
A connected device is basically an electronic component that has the ability to connect to the internet, either directly or through the cloud. Whether connected through WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, RF, ZigBee or any other communication method, the benefit from having a device that is constantly connected is that the device stops functioning as a singular device and instead becomes a part of an entire ecosystem that helps to make our lives easier.
This is where the Internet of Things come into place, and what makes it such an integral part of the home automation. The software is what enables us to communicate with machinery since they communicate primarily on binary codes. These intuitive apps allow us to monitor and control the devices. These apps can receive and push the important information allowing sending commands to their smart devices.