Smart things, AI and Edge Intelligence

These types of use cases can use a lot of data, and need a high speed, reliable connection in order to function properly.

  • Smart hardware: many industrial companies are creating profitable recurring revenue streams by providing asset intelligence services on top of their machinery. Enabling services like predictive analytics and predictive maintenance requires a stable and tamperproof connection.
  • Smart consumer devices: many smart home and wearable device manufacturers are embedding a cellular connection in the next generation of products. By managing the connection rather than relying on the consumer’s network, you have more control over service termination and create upsell opportunities for smart services.
  • AI platforms: if you are a technology platform provider that uses real-time data input from connected hardware, high availability cellular networking allows you to tap into vast amounts of information in real-time. By constantly harvesting and processing information, you can unlock AI-powered automation and insights.
  • Edge intelligence: if you’ve made the decision to process intelligence as close to your data sources as possible, a robust gateway connectivity solution is required to funnel all the data in from your network of servers.

Facewatch empowers security cameras with advanced facial recognition

Facewatch works by installing a dedicated CCTV camera in retail stores, connected to an edge device which detects all faces and transmits their images securely via a mobile 4G router using Pelion’s resilient IoT connectivity to their secure cloud.

Pelion products you need for smart things

Pelion provides a reliable, high availability and secure connectivity solution for all sorts of intelligent applications.

Match your application with the right cellular tech

Every application is different with a unique set of requirements and priorities. Your devices, the intended purpose and the deployment location all have a large impact on your connectivity choices. Pelion gives you complete flexibility to spec the perfect coverage, with the right combination of networks, technologies and locations, to ensure your deployments can meet your objectives without adding unnecessary complexity or excessive costs.

4G, 5G and LPWAN connectivity

Match the specific requirements of your devices to the right standard. LPWAN for low data usage applications that prioritise power efficiency or 4G and 5G for applications that need performance.

Custom high and low usage data plans

Build a data plan suited to your application. Pelion offers flexible data plans that let you balance usage across your deployment ensuring you get the most from your money and minimising overage charges.

One connectivity solution for all locations

Pelion provides extensive coverage across multiple networks in countries all over the world. You can consolidate the connectivity for all your deployments, wherever they are, to a single supplier keeping operations streamlined.

Secure and resilient

If you are adding intelligence or automating processes with connected devices ensuring the security of those devices is critical to the smooth operation of your business. Cellular connectivity combined with Pelion’s additional services offers a reliable, secure and resilient way to connect all your devices, wherever they are. For cellular applications, security starts with the physical SIM providing access to the network and when combined with the detailed intelligence on each connection provided by the platform and the ability to add secure IPsec based routing for all your data Pelion can provide unmatched confidence in your deployment and robust security for your data.

IPSec networking

Pelion’s IPSec networking services help you further customise your set-up, letting you route data securely and build in an extra layer or resilience to minimise the chance that your critical connectivity is disrupted.

Secure remote device access

Pelion offers multiple solutions for facilitating secure access to your devices remotely for monitoring, maintenance and configuration. Give your teams streamlined remote access to devices without compromising on security.

Detailed connection analytics

Pelion gives you detailed information on every connection so you can insure the integrity of your deployments is maintained. You can see when devices are connecting, what IPs they are sending data to, and you can quickly take action to block unexpected behaviour.

Easy management and full control

Getting your smart things connected is a small part of potentially very complicated projects and processes, don’t let the connectivity add even more complexity. Pelion makes managing connectivity easy, regardless of how complicated your deployment. Manage all your connections, across all locations, networks and technologies on the Pelion platform. You also get access to loads of critical insights with full visibility and control over every single connection. What’s more, you can make things even simpler by integrating all of this information and the controls into any connected system with our comprehensive set of APIs.

Manage data plans, billing and more

The platform provides all the tools you need to keep on top of the day-to-day operations of your deployment. See all your data plans on the platform and choose which plan each device uses, and at the end of the month, view all your costs in one simple invoice.

Integrate via APIs

Every feature of the Pelion platform is made available via our APIs meaning if you don’t want to, you don’t have to worry about adding another system to your existing processes. Integrate the parts you need, where you need them and don’t add any extra complexity.

Monitor usage and behaviour

The platform gives you full visibility of data usage for each device and let’s you set alerts to ensure you are not caught by overage charges. You also get detailed analytics into the behaviour of each connection to help keep things secure and performing.

Learn more about our products


Pick the perfect SIM, from a super simple standard IoT SIM to a fully future-proofed eSIM.

Management Platform

Get full visibility into exactly what’s happening in your deployment and take complete control.

Networking Services

Increase the security of your set-up and add even more resilience to your network.

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