I believe in a connected world. Where there is connection, however, cyber security is foundational. Otherwise the Internet of Things could do just as well as the Intranet of Things. This form of local IoT is safer allowing no entry points for bad actors who might damage systems or hold them hostage for ransom money. IoT is known to the public for being able to control your household systems. Voice commands for lights, scheduling your thermostat, etc. When coupled with data collection and machine learning it becomes a smarter system better equipped to serve you. The true potential of IoT with home automation and beyond (with the Industrial Internet of Things) is when trends are brought to your attention instead of being automatically capitalized on. When your camera system notices an unfamiliar, ununiformed person hanging around your home and alerts you to the strangeness.