A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For questions about IoT devices powered by or controlling of AC power (mains electricity). This includes devices like smart plugs, smart sockets or smart power switches. Only use when the smart aspect…
For questions about products from the Logitech Harmony family and how they can be interfaced with other IoT or smart home components.
For questions about smart assistants in general (e.g. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, etc). Where the question is focused on one specific device, use that tag instead of [smart-assistants].
For questions about voice recognition in the IoT domain. This is about the actual voice recognition. If the question is about voice recognition using assistants like the Amazon Echo/Alexa, Siri or Goo…
For questions related to Google Chromecast, an audio/visual streaming device for locally connecting computers to televisions.
track the location of something; typically a device containing a GPS receiver and a cellular modem. Also for inverse tracking of objects as they move, but not for g…
For questions about IoT devices that help establishing home security. If the question is about the security of the device itself use the [security] tag.
For questions about automated or manual tests to verify the safety, security and functionality of Internet of Things devices. For software testing, consider asking at Software Engineering Stack Exchan…
For questions about authentication (proving who you say you are). Use this tag for both humans authenticating to machines and machine-to-machine authentication.
For questions about IoT solutions that use Near Field Communication to communicate between elements. If you are not sure about the protocols in use, use tag [protocols].
For questions about monitoring, aggregating and categorising data from sensors. This includes monitoring dashboards and analytics pages for Internet of Things devices.
For questions relating to mobile IoT applications running on tablets smartphones and the like no matter their OS. Please make sure that the IoT component of the question is paramount otherwise conside…
powered in general, where that is the primary purpose of the question.
For questions relating to IoT networking questions when employing the IEEE 802.3 ethernet standard.
For questions about open source hardware or software in the Internet of Things. For general open source questions, consider asking at Open Source Stack Exchange or Stack Overflow.
For questions about the Android Things platform (formerly Project Brillo), including hardware and SDK questions.
For questions about any version of Microsoft Windows. For questions about Windows 10 IoT, use the tag [microsoft-windows-iot] instead - this tag should be used for the desktop version specifically.
For questions about universal serial bus (USB) sockets and the protocol related to USB. Use this tag for questions regarding USB charging, data exchange, or any other application of USB.
For questions about WeMo series of products from Belkin International, Inc.
devices which broadcast unique identifiers to their environment via Bluetooth.
For devices known as smart watches, especially those which can be connected to other devices (e.g. the Apple Watch). For wearable 'smart devices' in general, consider using the [wearable] tag.
For questions about the 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks) protocol, including how it works and its applications. Do not use this tag for any IPv6 communications - only ques…
For questions related to techniques for secure communication used in IoT applications. If your question is about cryptography in general, including the mathematics and properties of cryptographic syst…
power IoT devices. Use this tag where the battery is the focus of the question, not just if your device HAS a battery.
For questions about Internet Protocol addresses, both IPv4 and IPv6, and how they can be applied to IoT devices.
For questions about the Amazon IoT Button, a programmable variant of the Amazon Dash Button that can connect to AWS IoT.
For questions regarding the use of Google's IoT Core managed service.
For questions related to how Transport Layer Security (TLS) can provide privacy and data integrity between IoT applications or devices. Also, practical usages of TLS in current IoT applications can be…