Throughout the years, the concept of “smart” objects has been widely adopted across a wide range of conversations, perspectives, ideas, and practical applications. There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) has played a key role in the ever-growing popularity of the term.
Generally, IoT is the technology responsible for the creation of networks that connect electronic devices and users. In other words, IoT acts as a communication channel for items and users, while providing smart features such as real-time monitoring and ongoing tracking, by utilising devices and sensors according to the users’ needs.
As a result, more and more smart applications are emerging, using IoT as their operational basis. One of the most interesting examples is smart metering, used for accurate real-time monitoring of environmental conditions and data collection related to energy, water, or gas consumption, etc.