The aws IoT 1-Click, creation of an Amazon Web Services Lambda

The Internet of Things has certainly revolutionalised the internet. It has become an essential driver of various customer innovations, digital transformation, automation and data-driven optimisation, among other applications. With IoT, customers can now make single-button commands such as tracking the location of their assets, reach the customer support and reorder goods or services. In fact, IoT applications can grow to copious numbers of connected devices. It only requires users to spend more time organising the devices and integrating the different systems to manage tasks like security, monitoring, updates and auditing. Amazon Web ServicesIoT now allows users to manage, analyse, and secure the data generated by the large number of devices. The AWS IoT 1-Click is one such application that allows users to use their gadgets to trigger Amazon Web Services Lambda functions.

What is AWS IoT 1-Click?

The application features a pre-built Amazon Web Services Lambda code for common tasks such as sending mail and SMS, control home appliances remotely and switch on/off devices. Additionally, it allows simple devices like asset trackers, motion sensors and badge readers to be cloud-connected. With the application, customers now have a fast and easy way to use more buttons while expanding the types of actions they can perform each time the button is triggered and generate easy-to-understand reports.

The Amazon Web Serices IoT Enterprise Button is one such button, which has been developed based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware. It is compatible with the IoT 1-Click app and allows the user to obtain customer feedback without asking customers to fill in a questionnaire. To activate Lambda triggers for your device, you just need to download the 1-Click app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and select a device from the list of preconfigured one to connect to Amazon Web Services securely. You can then choose the Lambda function you want to operate when your device sends a trigger and deploy it using a single click.

IoT 1-Click only simplifies a few for users. However, the real IoT data has significant gaps, false readings and significant gaps, which compels users to customise their IoT analytics solutions or use third-party services. With AWS Device Defender and Amazon Web ServicesIoT Device Management, users can simplify onboarding, and manage their different IoT devices. Amazon Web ServicesIoT Device Management operates by simplifying monitoring, onboarding and organisingIoT devices at scale.

Amazon Web Services IoT Device Defender, on the other hand, helps audit security policies related to these gadgets to make certain that they do not deviate from the relevant security practices. It also alerts users whenever non-compliant gadgets are detected and monitor the operations of large numbers of devices. As such, it identifies unusual behaviour that may compromise on security. The application is claimed to be released during the first half of 2018.


How Does it Work?

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Monitoring AWS IoT using Amazon CloudWatch

Users can monitor Amazon Web Services IoT using Amazon CloudWatch. The application collects and converts raw data from Amazon Web ServicesIoT into a more readable form; near real-time metrics. Amazon CloudWatch records the statistics for two weeks for users to have to historical information and get a better understanding of how the web application or service is performing.

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