Idea: a Smartphone based generic scan app for IoT

There is a fundamental problem in managing Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. IoT sensors need to be of the smallest possible form factor as well as be designed to optimise battery life. Thus any unnecessary power use needs to be restricted as well as the sensor needs to have power hungry integrated circuits such as the radio in sleep mode when not transmitting. The result is that it is not feasible from a power and financial cost point of view to have a GPS sensor in every IoT device. What this implies is that the management of IoT devices become problematic as in a large eco-system the accuracy of where each sensor is located is non-optimal. the reason is that each device needs to have these details manually recorded by the installer. This also has problems as transcribing introduces further human errors.

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