AWS IoT for the Connected Home

AWS IoT helps connected home device manufacturers easily, quickly, and securely build differentiated connected home products at scale.

As the use of connected home devices continues to grow, more and more data is being pushed to the cloud, where the latest IoT and machine learning technologies are enabling new innovations in connected home applications.

AWS IoT makes it easy for you to build scalable IoT applications that collect, process, analyze, and act on data generated by connected home devices without having to manage any infrastructure. This helps you focus on building solutions and experiences that deliver value to both your businesses and your consumers and create a new class of connected home applications that interact with the physical world.

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IoT for Connected Home Use Cases

Home Automation & Voice Enablement

Home Automation

Using AWS IoT, you can enable any device to connect to the Internet and perform a desired action quickly, reliably, and easily. These devices can work alone or together with other devices or hubs for an integrated smart home experience. Additionally, devices can also benefit from using voice services like Alexa for a seamless customer experience.

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Home Security & Monitoring

Home Security & Monitoring

Devices like door locks, security cameras, and water leak detectors built with AWS IoT can use machine learning to automatically detect threats, take action, and send alerts to home owners. AWS IoT enables devices to run with low-latency and compute data locally, without internet connectivity.

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Home Network Management

Home Network Management

Network operators are looking for new ways to help customers quickly discover, troubleshoot, and fix home network issues including Wi-Fi and cable TV connectivity. AWS IoT enabled set-top boxes can automatically log network diagnostics and send to the customer service center proactively or allow customers to monitor and troubleshoot their network health through a mobile app.

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Why Use AWS for Connected Home Solutions

Create differentiated, cost-effective Amazon Alexa Built-in devices

Consumers are increasingly turning to AI assistants to control other devices in their home and automate simple, monotonous tasks. AWS IoT makes it easy to build in Alexa functionality into everyday devices so your customers can control them with voice commands.

Built-in Connectivity for Microcontrollers

FreeRTOS is an open source, real-time operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage. It runs on low power devices found throughout all homes, like a thermostat, light switch, door lock, or sensor. FreeRTOS enables you to develop new connected devices without having to worry about building in cloud functionality, providing a faster time-to-market and lowering your costs.

Edge Computing with Offline Capabilities

AWS IoT Greengrass is a software runtime for more powerful edge devices, which can act on data generated locally in order to respond quickly to events, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and storage. AWS IoT Greengrass lets connected devices operate even with intermittent connectivity to the cloud. Once your device reconnects, Greengrass synchronizes the data on the device with AWS IoT Core, providing seamless functionality regardless of connectivity.

Machine Learning at the Edge

AWS Greengrass ML Inference gives you the ability to train ML models in the cloud and deploy them on the device for inference—where the inference model can run without a direct cloud connection. This allows you to infer in real-time, without the cost and time of sending data round trip to the cloud.

Reliable and Responsive Communication

AWS IoT Core allows you to easily connect devices to the cloud, communicating with MQTT, a lightweight protocol specifically designed to tolerate intermittent connections, minimize the code footprint on devices, and reduce network bandwidth requirements. AWS IoT provides scalable, low latency bi-directional communication from device to cloud. AWS IoT Core is present in over 20 regions worldwide, allowing you a global footprint.

Easily Manage and Derive Device Insights

With AWS IoT Device Management, you can onboard, organize, and monitor your devices, creating a real-time, searchable fleet index of all of your connected devices. You can also push bug fixes and firmware updates over-the-air with a few clicks. With AWS IoT Analytics, you can gain insights into device usage, performance, and even predict maintenance using machine learning.

Secure Connectivity and Communication

AWS IoT provides end-to-end device security with key management, certificate authentication, and data encryption. AWS IoT Device Defender helps you secure your fleet of devices by continuously auditing the security policies associated with your devices. AWS IoT Device Defender will detect and alert you of anomalies or drifts in security policies, so you can isolate the incident and take immediate action.

How it Works

AWS IoT - Connected Home


AWS IoT Resources

Explore resources such as ebooks, white papers, on demand webinars, analyst reports, event presentations, reference architectures, and more to help you get the most out of AWS IoT. 

AWS IoT Blog

The AWS IoT Blog covers updates for AWS IoT services and provides walk-throughs and best practices for how you can use AWS services and AWS Partner Network (APN) technology to build end-to-end IoT solutions.

AWS Partner Network

Explore ready-built solutions, tutorials, and reference architectures to help you quickly get started addressing the most common IoT use cases.

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