Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment of smart devices which are Always, Anywhere and Anytime, which are usually referred to as the 3As of IoT. These devices are (in a perfect world) interconnected with each other and send data or information into the internet to be processed, analyzed and stored. This cloud processing’s only goal is to generate meaningful analytic results that can either alert the home owner of an event or trigger an automatic action according to the analysis. These small devices make up the “Things” of the Internet of Things.
The image at the top of this post is a screen cap of maybe the most informative and comprehensive infographic on the planet regarding the IoT by Postscapes.