The key component of the new " V by Vodafone " product range is the "V-Sim", together with the "V-App" control platform. One of the products Vodafone has launched is its Internet of Things (IoT) service "V-Pet": a GPS tracker for dogs and cats that owners can use to set up a digital fence, for example, and that sends them smartphone alerts if their pet strays from the designated area.
"V-Bag" functions in a similar way – here, too, a GPS module tracks the specific location, but instead of Bella and Max, the "V-Bag" app tracks valuables such as bags and suitcases. "V-Camera" offers surveillance protection for buildings, while "V-Auto" provides a number of services, including calling for rapid assistance in the event of an accident and determining the current location of the vehicle.
The products form part of an ever-increasing number of IoT projects and services for consumers. For example, Stadtwerke Braunschweig is currently testing electricity-meter reading with NarrowBand IoT, a standardized radio technology for the IoT.