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Old 09-08-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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I have been reading about this, and I am wondering what others really think about it. There have been articles in Contractor Magazine, PHC etc. Supposedly this is going to change the face of service and be a boom for business.

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"The Internet of Things is going to impact all of mankind in a very fundamental way."

"Nothing over the past 15 years has done more to increase the scope and efficiency of mobile service operations than advances in mobile technology, and the coming decade is going to make those gains look like small potatoes."

"The Internet of Things is probably going to be bigger than the internet in term of the impact it is going to have."
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I have been reading about this, and I am wondering what others really think about it. There have been articles in Contractor Magazine, PHC etc. Supposedly this is going to change the face of service and be a boom for business.

Some quotes

"The Internet of Things is going to impact all of mankind in a very fundamental way."

"Nothing over the past 15 years has done more to increase the scope and efficiency of mobile service operations than advances in mobile technology, and the coming decade is going to make those gains look like small potatoes."

"The Internet of Things is probably going to be bigger than the internet in term of the impact it is going to have."
That will be great in tracking the office monkeys' performance. Implant a chip in their butts and hands to monitor movements. Put a chip on the frig door and coffee machine and coffee cups, too.
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no matter how high tech things get on the internet...

.someone still has gonna have to shovel that same old crap ...


I suppose they can install live feeding cameras in the trucks to prove
folks are actually working and doing their jobs but they already have
gps trackers in trucks........

perhaps the plumber in the future will have to go live with
a full streaming camera on them like the Police have to do to keep the natives happy.

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no matter how high tech things get on the internet...

.someone still has gonna have to shovel that same old crap ...


I suppose they can install live feeding cameras in the trucks to prove
folks are actually working and doing their jobs but they already have
gps trackers in trucks........

perhaps the plumber in the future will have to go live with
a full streaming camera on them like the Police have to do to keep the natives happy.

What I am referring to is NOT about the internet. It's about water heaters sending data to the contractor to alert that there is a mal-function that requires service. Information regarding all past service on the equipment at the tech's fingertips via smartphone. Recorded repair times etc. Eventually, the info. makes it back to manufacturer - constant data being analyzed on every piece of equipment in your home.

In theory it all sounds good, but I see it creating more problems than it solves.
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http://contractormag.com/iot/interne...-field-service
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Just think a pump that let's me know if the amp draw is starting to increase. Or a toilet that tells me the fill valve is calling for water but the handle hasn't been touched. They already make water alarms that will text a person if they activate. All cool stuff.
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I'm already on information overload, and that's just by using Google ... But I Can Always Use More PlumbingZone!
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Dont pay your bill no problem .... Log into there system and shut them down ... Haha sweet pure evil..... I guess too once stuff like this comes out will have to defend home owners from hackers , so will be plumbers and computer wizards...
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Maybe for the higher end stuff (like motorcycles) because it will still cost extra right down the line.

Most new motorcycles have error codes that are pretty darn vague, but still better than trying to troubleshoot blind. It would be cool to have an alert sent via email to me and the company, though.

It would have to be independent of the equipment because if the monitoring device fails, you wouldn't want the equipment to shut down.
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