Information in simple English

Internet of things

The Internet of things (IoT) refers to linking all the world's devices to the internet. Devices include home appliances, autos, wearable gadgets, security camera, etc.

IoT is a concept that extends the potential of internet connectivity beyond computers to a variety of different objects, processes, and surroundings. These smarter, connected items are utilised to collect, send, or both gather and send data.


  • a wearable gadget having a sensor that detects heart rate and activity level
  • a motion detector in a security system may send you an alert if any suspicious behavior is detected.
  • sensors that detect how dark it is outside can be used to automate lighting installations.