NB IoT meets all the challenges for the internet of things
NB IoT integrates into the telco's mobile phone networks, taking advantage of the networks enhanced security for every device
Long Battery Life
Devices stay asleep and are only woken up to receive commands or to send data, maximising battery consumption
There is no need for onsite network infrastructure such as Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi bridges, so devices can be manufactured and sold cheaper.
How we use NB IoT in our smart access system
As a replacement for wires and Wi-Fi to program the locks for limited time period use
Get live battery status; see if the lock is online; get tampering alerts; ping lock anytime
Get live notifications to phones about who opened which door at what time, and how!
Unlock from cloud based software over the NB IoT network from anywhere
Our API's built on NB IoT mean we can interface to any third party software, apps or hardware
Smartphone unlocking and programming from anywhere, at anytime for anyone
NB IoT Stands outs
Other IoT Technologies unregulated
Other IoT technologies including Sigfox and Lora rely on private operators building their own towers and setting up their networks their own way.
NB IoT has standards
Sigfox and Lora unreliable
There are no controls, regulations, or large reputable companies overseeing competing IoT networks, so security and reliability can not be assured.
NB IoT is better
Better battery life, better penetration
NB IoT devices have better indoor coverage, better battery life, and better security.
The biggest IoT opportunity
According to an Ericsson IoT research report, around 18 billion IoT devices will be connected by 2022 and;
Smart locks sit at the top of projected connected devices graphs at 50 billion (see opposite)
IoT will comprise more "things" than all smartphones, PC's, tablets, and wearables combined.
Its important to give locks the most secure, reliable, licenced network for their communications, as they will soon be largest addressable market for IoT devices in the world.