General: Products categorized as “IoT” (Internet of Things) consist of two main elements
These products have additional considerations for safety and performance due to design features necessary to accomplish wireless communication and remote operation of devices.
Product Safety of IoT – the Appliance: It is already common if not expected that these types of products are certified to UL, CSA, and similar product safety standards when sold around the world. However, the compliance design process for some electronic products manufacturers can be greatly impacted by adding these new/popular product features. This includes:
Product Safety of IoT – the App: The primary objective of most IoT is the ability to monitor data and remotely control a device from a smartphone (or PC). In order to facilitate control, a product specific “App” (IoT software) is installed in the smartphone. As much as we count on the internet and access to the internet through wireless communication devices, several elements of the overall system lack the reliability necessary for safety control of products. Consequently, smart appliances must incorporate compliance design considerations to prevent hazards caused by problems with the App and in communicating with the App. This includes:
YES, there is a lot to consider!
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