With a reported estimate of 24 billion IoT devices to be manufactured by 2020, there are strong indicators that connected products are becoming an integral part of our future.
There are multiple things manufacturers of non-connected items should consider when participating in the latest technological revolution.
Security and scalability are huge factors in IoT, since end-to-end security should never be disregarded. The concept grows more challenging when more products and more points of connections are established. This is important from the beginning, to prevent expensive upgrades or overhauls.
Also, one may also consider the application of user role customizability for products among company positions, members of a household or landlord/tenant situations. The high-tech functionalities of IoT devices provide valuable data for improved troubleshooting and increased productivity.