IoT SIM Cards - UK Supplier
What is an IoT SIM card and why do you need one?
An IoT (Internet of Things) SIM card is much like the SIM card you are used to in your mobile phone but fulfils a much more specific purpose. It has no use for voice and only uses the data connection, saving money. Using 3G, 4G or 5G it communicates using cellular data with other machines and devices, negating typical Wired or WiFi connections. This gives you a reliable and secure connection that doesn't rely on third party connectivity that might not be as reliable, secure or even exist in the first place. They also require no initial setup.
IoT SIMs are able to roam between networks seamlessly so they always pick the strongest signal, massively increasing reliability and peace of mind. This is ideal if the device moves around as not all areas are covered by one network provider.
By connecting a device using an IoT SIM you are able to monitor that device remotely, monitor the data the device is collecting remotely and also troubleshoot the device remotely. This saves on resources, especially if the device is in a hard to reach location (as they often are!)
Price is dependent on data usage and while some SIMs are needed to have a high data allowance i.e. security cameras and devices that stream video, others transmit tiny amounts of data at a time so can be on a much cheaper tariff. Often data allowance is pooled which can drop costs even more if you only have a handful of high data using SIMs.
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Healthcare Monitoring and Telemedicine
Remote patient monitoring has been crucial in the healthcare industry even before the 2020 pandemic. Since then, the demand for remote monitoring has skyrocketed.
Health monitoring setups were initially developed to provide a safe and convenient way to monitor patients' conditions. IoT connectivity is now enabling Telemedicine, allowing patient monitoring devices and critical support to be accessed anywhere, boosted by cellular IoT failover.
CCTV cameras, Security Equipment and Motion Sensors are nothing new but the ability to monitor them from a central location is. Especially if the physical locations of the cameras wouldn't support a reliable and secure "normal" connection.
New types of devices also need to be able to connect back to a server or database quickly and reliably in real time such as number plate or facial recognition devices.
The Smart Meter in your home is connected with an IoT SIM helping save money on engineer visits, incorrect energy tariffs and also just educating the population on how much energy they might be using.
Smart metering is not just limited to home devices though. More and more industrial machines are being enabled with IoT SIMs, sharing the benefits to new applications and sectors.
IoT SIMs allow you to turbo-charge your IoT supported home devices making you more efficient at home. Remotely control the coffee machine, toaster, fridge, washing machine or anything else or get alerts from them when the task is finished.
Not 100% necessary but why not!
With more and more people working from home or remotely in some capacity these days the broadband might not be fast enough or reliable enough for your needs.
Upgrade your router with an IoT SIM or ditch the broadband to get the connection your business needs.
Most modern cars are now IoT enabled providing diagnostics, GPS tracking, theft protection and even in-car WiFi.
Alarms and contacting Authorities
Building alarms, fire alarms and lift services often use legacy phone lines (that are soon to be discontinued with the PSTN shutdown) to connect back to the necessary authority.
Upgrade the legacy connections with an IoT connection so you don't have to rely on outdated hardware.
Remote monitoring saves on costly on-site engineering support and decreasing your carbon footprint. Often IoT devices are being used in the field for environmental monitoring aiding the green sector.