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From firefighters to retailers: IoT things outside the home

Smartlocks, alarms and lighting are one thing, but the biggest IoT revolution could happen outside the home

As I mentioned earlier when covering the Tiny Connected Home, Intel is betting big on the Internet of Things (IoT). With technology that tracks vitals becoming so cheap, one of the biggest barriers to mass adoption now is our own creativity. You'll quite frequently hear IoT-style devices discussed in vague terms with specifics pretty light on the ground: so much data can be quite intimidating.

But at Intel's IoT day in San Francisco, there were a number of simple real-world case studies on hand to demonstrate the potential. Here are some of the most memorable.

Keeping firefighters safe and accounted for

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