Domotics Vs Internet of Things: What is the difference?

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Digital economy, Digitalisation, Internet of Things / 13 July, 2022

Andrea Daly Aurenty Journalist

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As technology evolves, new terms begin to be heard that can cause confusion with the current ones. This is the case of home automation, whose definition, although it could be very similar to that of the internet of things, is not.

This term continues to gain popularity thanks to the interest generated by smart houses, buildings and cities, but what is the difference between home automation and the internet of things?

Domotics

The term as such includes two keywords that directly reflect its definition: domus and autonomous. These two words combined make home automation a set of systems capable of automating processes within houses with a final objective.

That goal is based on the needs of each household. Among some of them we can highlight:

  • Energy saving
  • Comfort
  • Security
  • Communications
  • Accessibility

All these objectives have a common goal: to improve the quality of life of the people who live inside the house through interconnected systems.

3 examples of the internet of things

3 examples of the internet of things

Technology has many ways to simplify our lives. The interconnection of users with their devices has shown how algorithms, artificial intelligence and intelligent equipment have been created to adapt to everyday needs in all parts of the world.

Internet of things (IoT)

In the case of the Internet of Things, the term refers more to the interconnection of devices that may or may not be inside a house and whose main function is to send information from point A to point B.

The popular IoT applications in different industries as a way to optimize processes, for example in the health industry it is used to improve patient care through applications that improve the response time of medical personnel in the face of possible emergencies.

Although the internet of things has reached homes, it is not exclusive to them, but can be applied in countless industries to improve results.

What is the difference between home automation and the internet of things?

It can then be said that the key difference between these two technological advances lies in where they are primarily used and their final purpose.

Home automation is focused on improving the quality of life within the home, automating processes and improving aspects such as accessibility and electricity consumption.

The internet of things can already be seen in industries of all branches with the purpose of improving the way in which certain processes are carried out.

For this reason, it is affirmed that the internet of things is a part that home automation uses for its final objective.

This term has become very popular particularly in North America and Europe due to its impact in terms of sustainability, an issue that continues to gain ground as more consequences of climate change are observed.

This has generated the attention of investors from all over the world who seek to invest based on their tastes or beliefs in order to promote industries that allow achieving the sustainable development goals established at a global level.

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