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What does P2P mean?

A P2P (peer to peer) connection is a direct communication infrastructure between two peers: a client device (such as a smartphone or a laptop) and an IoT device (such as a surveillance camera, smart door lock, alarm system, heat controller, or anything else that can connect to the internet). 

Are you planning on getting an IoT solution so you or your end-users can manage the devices via the Internet? You are not alone. Today, the range of IoT enabled devices is growing more than ever. The important thing is to figure out what kind of connection type you need to manage the devices in a way most optimal. 

Benefits of P2P connections in IoT


All data is stored on the device, nothing is stored in the cloud. This gives the end user full control over the data as there is no third-party server involved.


P2P technology creates a direct connection between end user client and IoT device, which ensures the lowest possible latency for interactive scenarios. 


The cost to run a P2P infrastructure is much lower than traditional solutions: We only mediate connections. Your total price for 5 years of all-inclusive connectivity is down to a few USD per device.

Developer P2P


There is no critical cloud application to develop or configure with our P2P-based IoT platform. The developer only has to focus on the client application and the IoT device application.


With a P2P-based IoT platform the connectivity between end-user client and IoT device is end-to-end encrypted to ensure very high security.


P2P-based IoT creates a direct connection from end-user client to IoT device without any trouble with the firewall. After the connection is established, no central servers are involved, and all interaction is directly between the two peers.