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4 ways to send SMS to your devices manually and automatically
While Short Message Service (SMS) is increasingly less relevant for consumer communication thanks to the availability of messenger services such as Facebook, Whatsapp, and Threema, it remains relevant for communication between Things. One big reason being that SMS can be sent to a device even if no data connection is possible.
Why SMS is still relevant for IoT
SMS has lost its cool and it's been replaced by apps like WhatsApp, Signal, Threema. This is why many people miss the fact that SMS messages can play a pivotal role in remote IoT device management and automation. What makes it different? SMS works without a data connection, making it a reliable way to communicate with a remote IoT device. This makes it a powerful tool used to improve the deployment and automation of IoT devices. Here are three ways SMS makes a difference:
What Is IoT Security? Risks, Examples, and Solutions
Any Internet-enabled device is vulnerable to being hacked and misused. In the age of the Internet of Things, there are billions of connected devices someone could use to access private data, spread malware, or even cause tangible harm.