Despite the significant advantages outlined above, IoT technology must also overcome certain drawbacks and challenges - and it's important to be aware of these. For the IoT, the main concerns revolve around issues related to data security and the challenges of cyberattacks. After all, from the moment a device is connected, it has the potential to become the source of a cyberattack.
Therefore, it is essential to implement strict IoT security protocols to prevent unauthorised access to highly sensitive data on the operation of your industrial site or system. Security, backup, audits, and regular monitoring are the best defences.
Integrating IoT into industrial systems can transform a business from within. By making decisions based on reliable, regularly-collected data, you can save valuable time day-to-day to efficiently manage maintenance and adjust, optimise, and reorganise equipment or production lines.