How Ghana’s IoT Network Hub is Building the Future of our Homes

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The internet of things, or IoT, is changing how we live in this world, making our devices smarter and everyday tasks simpler.

Unknown to some, there is a growing  network of young avid minds in this space that are collaborating in building the future of our homes and the breakthrough they’ve made so far is astonishing.

Since its conception two years ago, the community has been working on two internet of things projects; the Smart Home System and a Smart Bin. The Smart Home System basically allows a house owner or businesses to control their lighting systems and electrical appliances from where ever they are using a smart phone.  They can also monitor the temperature, humidity, detect smoke, intrusions, gas leakages and the power consumption of every electrical appliance in the home or office via their smart  phone.

The community believes in this part of our world where blackouts are inevitable so to speak, The Smart Home System can be of real importance.

How does it work?

Let’s say you woke-up and there is lights out, hence you didn’t even bother to turn off your lights and appliances before leaving to work. When the power comes back on whiles you are away, the system will notify you on all the lights and appliances that are on and you will be able to turn them off using the system wherever you are.  According to the community, Ghana and Africa produces much energy but  close to half of the energy produced is lost because we are unable to utilize and conserve energy.



The smart Bin system on the other hand is a device which can be attached to our ordinary waste bins to monitor  its level and send it’s location to the garbage collectors whenever it’s full.  With this system, the waste Management Companies will be able to see at anytime the number of bins that are full and their locations real time ergo they can easily plan their routes. This will create a huge job opportunity for waste collectors. The innovators also plan to link the Bins to a pickup platform,  sort of an Uber for garbage trucks.

The  first prototype was launched at the Innovation week at The Ghana-Indian Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT last year and the team is looking to bring these solutions to Ghanaians soon.




About IoT Network Hub

IoT Network Hub is a community of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, investors and many more teaming together to solve problems and challenges in Ghana and Africa through technology by sharing ideas, combining skills, assisting members with their projects, training upcoming tech enthusiasts among others.
Internet of things is basically connecting all the things around us to the internet, from devices, to objects, humans, and all living and non living things;
making everything around us smarter. This presents a very huge opportunity for young entrepreneurs and businesses to learn new skills and stay relevant in the future.
Our goal is to be a knowledge hub of futuristic technologies in our generation, share, train upcoming tech enthusiasts and build solutions to solve problems in our country and Africa.
We meet on the last Saturday of every month at the Ghana-Indian Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in ICT, Ridge.
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