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Title: IoT Testing is the Backbone of Your Smart Home Solutions


IoT Testing is the Backbone of Your Smart
Home Solutions
IoT Testing is the Backbone of Your Smart Home
Advancements in the field of Artificial
Intelligence, Robotics, and Internet of Things
are driving us to a future dominated by such
state-of-the-art technology. Analyzing the rate
at which these next-generations technologies are
taking over our daily lives, Gartner predicted
that by 2020, about 20.4 Billion Connected
Things will be in use. One of the most popular
and promising use cases of the proliferating IoT
devices is smart homes. The smart home market is
growing fast and is expected to touch the 151.4
billion mark by 2024 at a CAGR of 12.02.  About
50 of everyday essential household consumable
products will be auto-replenished from the
connected home through Internet of Things. From
smart phones to smart assistants and now smart
homes, there has been a constant technology-wise
evolutionary process ongoing. Smart home
automation systems comprise of solutions such as
motion sensors, leak detectors, doorbells,
thermostats, cameras, dimmers, smart outlets and
plugs, smart switches, striving to make our lives
sophisticated, but easier. This rapid growth of
the smart home market comes with its own set of
challenges that needs to be dealt with
strategically, otherwise this entire smart
ecosystem will collapse irrecoverably. In order
to keep everything intact and robust, IoT
implementation in smart homes is of paramount
importance. Understanding a Smart Home
Automation System Virtual digital assistants are
now facilitating and automating routine tasks
through their intelligence.  A typical automation
system in a smart home controls the lighting,
ambience, entertainment systems and appliances.
It also includes a home security system abreast
with features such as access control and alarm
systems, thereby enhancing overall home safety.
IoT Testing is the Backbone of Your Smart Home
Secondly, a huge number of devices are connected
in a smart home system and all these different
devices need to communicate with one another
effectively. So, numerous devices and all the
applications involved must connect continuously
in a controlled and systematic manner. This
simultaneous connectivity must always be ensured
for overall performance of the entire
system. The third factor, the environment, acts
as a stimulus to trigger smart devices into
action. A smooth and flawless functioning across
all these parameters is mandatory in an
interconnected smart home ecosystem. A dedicated
IoT strategy help manage this complex network
sprawled across such a diverse technological
landscape. Testing multiple Layers in an IoT
Smart Home Automation System The IoT system can
be described as a web of interconnected layers
consisting of device, data ingestion and
transformation, data processing, and application.
All these four layers need to work in sync to
effectively convert data to information that will
initiate subsequent action. The multiple layers
in an IoT system create a unique and complex
architecture, which mandates various testing
types across the system. Protocol and device
interoperability testing, security and privacy
testing, network testing, performance and
real-time testing, end-user usability testing are
all very crucial to deal with the challenges
associated while validating IoT systems in smart
IoT Testing is the Backbone of Your Smart Home

Data security, Energy Efficiency and User
Experience Smart homes exist to make our lives
safer, cheaper and easier. It is estimated that
by 2020, Home security systems will account for
over 100 Billion in the security market. About
45 of Americans save on average 1,179.60 per
year with smart devices. More than half of
Americans claim that smart products save them 30
minutes every day. But this is only possible
through proper functionality, connectivity, and
efficiency of smart devices in an IoT network. A
lot of confidential and sensitive data is
generated while all the IoT devices are
interconnected with the applications in a smart
home system. The entire system will fall into
chaos if such vital information is disclosed.
There is a critical requirement to protect data
privacy and deliver network reliability in a
virtually connected environment. Hence, various
nodes in a system must be critically tested to
ensure that no sensitive information gets leaked,
and effective firewalls should be built based on
the defined vulnerabilities. Any breach in the
smart home system can be prevented by testing the
security and reliability of the IoT network. IT
will play a crucial role in the future of energy
landscape especially in the renewable energy
sector. The scarcity of resources has put a
pressure on the growing need for home automation.
Smart home technology is more energy-efficient
than any traditional home appliances and
electronics. The connected appliances are
designed to work in such a way that least amount
of energy is consumed, thus, resulting in
decreased energy consumption costs.
IoT Testing is the Backbone of Your Smart Home

The Future of Testing in Smart Homes Technology
and business processes merge together in smart
homes to drive a personalized customer
experience. In this digital age, the notion of
quality is linked to all these three things
customer experience, business process, and
technology. Since, user experience and user
satisfaction help in bringing profitability to
the business, assuring quality in the home
automation environment is a prime
necessity. Implementing IoT with intelligent
devices is essential in smart homes to streamline
various operations and facilitate an exchange of
data. This also means that the applications
managing these devices need to get tested for
scalability, performance, functionality, and
security. Along with IoT testing and Quality
Assurance in smart homes, there is the need for
test automation to speed up the process and
improve test coverage. End-to-end automation and
service virtualization can help achieve a faster
release time by eliminating human intervention.
Quality Engineering and Digital Assurance also
play a very crucial role in the future of smart
home system. Along with the advent of smart
technologies in almost every sector, the face of
the testing industry is also changing at a rapid
pace, and the enterprises need to adopt new
methods of software testing to cope up with this
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