VOIP INTEGRATES WITH THE INTERNET OF THINGS
Smart Home is one of the first technology arenas where VoIP and IoT combination could make a difference. The comprehensive interconnectedness of VoIP devices and other household devices will facilitate the control of home security, lighting, and others.
Here're some examples of how IoT can work in the background using a VoIP phone system to automate smart home services.
A refrigerator takes an inventory of all its current items. The connected appliance then sends a list to a shopper's VoIP phone to inform him/her of what is needed from the grocery store.
Being connected to VoIP numbers and devices, cars can notify about mechanic service when needed.
The Internet of Things is connecting tons of everyday appliances to provide a better, smarter world. Most IoT devices use the Internet Protocol (IP) to provide functionality and information. And VoIP intersects with IoT technology on this point.
With the Internet of Things, the value proposition of VoIP services will only broaden. It is making an impact on the world of VoIP by providing businesses with even more functionality from their phone networks.
VoIP can serve as a part of the IoT mechanism to control remote devices. The technology's great capacity to transmit information from a point to another, reliably and securely, will only expand the data flow of an Internet of Things system and bring immense upside to VoIP users by adding a level of digital intelligence to devices that would be otherwise dumb.
Let's consider major VoIP & IoT Integration Opportunities and Examples:
VoIP allows businesses to work at any location and from any device. When connected to IoT, this ability will be maximized. By connecting IoT and VoIP, businesses can build smart offices that allow them to significantly improve their efficiency and performance.
For example, your on-the-go workers can connect their VoIP softphone with office equipment like printers, fax machines, and desk phones, so they can leverage office resources anywhere to remain productive.
Security and Access
VoIP can keep any location secure while controlling access to that facility.
IoT imaging devices like IP security cameras and door access systems can be configured as VoIP endpoints and be called from any internet-connected device. These security devices can also be set to automatically call and notify IP phones when any security events occur.
For example, when visitors arrive, a door access system connected to the VoIP network can initiate a call to notify users to decide whether to allow or restrict access.