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The Internet of Things: small changes that become habits

Today we want to propose an interesting article published on LinkedIn Pulse by Michele Frassini, In-Market Head of Sales & Operations, Consumer IoT at Vodafone.

Michele, in his article, makes an interesting analysis of how small revolutions in the past related to objects of common use have become great habits of today: as once was for the remote control of television, the same will happen for others objects of our daily life, which, once connected to the Internet, will allow us to access new conveniences and simplifications.

It was 1925 when john logie baird built the first “electromechanical” television prototype, which two years later became “electronic” thanks to philo farnsworth.

In italy the first transmission tests took place in 1934, but only in 1949 with corrado (mantoni ed) began the first television broadcasts, which finally took “color” in 1977.

Now raise the hand virtually those who, of my or previous generations, has been used by their parents, older brothers or sisters, grandparents or uncles, as a remote control with legs to change channels or turn up the volume.

The television remote control, a small plastic object containing electronics to make work another object, was in its way already an iot object that, although not connected to the internet, served to control the type of information I wanted to receive from the ether.


From its birth to today, it’s incredible the evolution that has marked this small daily device, from the “universal” remote controls, which in some cases also included the controls of the vcr (to talk about vintage things), the dvd players, the decoders, up to the modern home automation systems, or the functionality of some smartphones that allow you to remedy even the fateful question: where is the remote control? Thanks to always having it at your fingertips.

It’s at this point that the concept of ecosystem peeps: different producers that allow different apparatuses to speak with a single instrument.

Among the examples mentioned by Michele there are some who see Sofia Locks and its products at the center of attention:

[possiamo immaginare] [we can imagine] the gate opens at the arrival of the car but only when I will be driving (and not another person), the plumber who arrives autonomously if the house is flooded, the medical service that he worries about old parents if he “sees” that they are not well, or the assistance service that calls and gets in touch in case of accident.

All these use cases are possible not only by our intelligent locks controlled by Bluetooth, but also by the fact that the access control system of Sofia Locks is in the cloud and easily integrated via API,which makes it possible an easily dialogue between a lock and another home automation elements, with the app of the hydraulic emergency service or the emergency numbers.

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