What is an IoT SIM card? The connection and communication between two or more electronic devices without human intervention or interaction is known as the technology called M2M (machine to machine). The IoT sim is a data SIM card that mainly uses to provide a machine from a central point with a fast and secure network connection. With the advent of ‘The Internet of Things’ (IOT) and smart devices in our households, IoT SIM cards are ideal in some situations. Nowadays you can set the temperature of your home with a smart thermostat or view the stocks of your ‘smart fridge’ via your mobile phone or tablet.
How does an IoT Sim work? The operation of an IOT SIM card is quite simple. Just like a smartphone or tablet, you place an IoT SIM card in a smart device, such as a ‘smart fridge’ or another household appliance that is connected to the internet. The smart device can now connect to the internet, after which it is easy to communicate with another device. This mutual communication is also called Machine to Machine (M2M) communication.
For whom are IoT SIM cards intended? IoT SIM cards can be used by individuals, but also by companies, municipalities and the government. In many cases it is not possible to have an internet connection for machines or devices at certain places or locations. The IoT SIM cards offer a good solution. They have a super fast 4G connection and a very strong security. This makes them ideal, for example, for providing a reliable network connection to an alarm system of a house or business premises. Furthermore, an IoT sim can be used for other smart devices, provided they have a sim-slot. Think for example of advanced automatic systems indoors that start with the word ”smart”.