For most people, the home smoke detector is the first Internet of Things #IoT sensor/device they’ve ever come in contact with.
It may or may not CONNECT to a remote monitoring service over the Internet.
It COLLECTS air.
It ANALYZES the air looking for smoke using either an ionization chamber or photo-detector.
It ACTS on the insights derived from this analysis and sounds an alarm if smoke is detected. The battery on this device typically lasts a year before the annoying beeping sound begins.
Amazingly, this self-contained IoT device and analytics platform doesn’t require mythical AI powers to deliver value to the customer.
Don’t overthink it.