MQTT is a common protocol used in IoT systems to connect low-level devices and sensors. The Message Queuing Telemetry Transport protocol, or MQTT IoT device, has become preferred of the Internet of Things (IoT) developers, and why not? It’s exceptionally lightweight, has easy-to-use APIs, and is obtainable for free under the Eclipse Public License (EPL) are the reasons for its prominence.
Why is safety important for the Internet of Things?
In our digital era a security is major concern on everyday basis, it doesn’t matter if you are making a bank transfer, buying stuff online or access personal documents over the internet. The thought of the Internet of Things is to unite every object in order to make the procedure more efficient, provide more comfort or progress our work and personal life in any kind of way.
Connecting objects like cars, individuals also exposes lots of sensitive data. It is good to know what your family members are up to, or the whereabouts of your assets, but it is not ideal to share this information with a burglar. There are diverse kinds of data, which are not destined for the public and should be sheltered by the pillars of information security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Approach to security in MQTT
So after getting some context, let us now dive right into how MQTT handles security. Security in MQTT is divided into multiple layers. Each layer averts dissimilar kind of attacks. The aim of the protocol is to provide a really lightweight and easy to use communication protocol for the internet of things.
The implementations other state-of-the-art security standards are used, like SSL/TLS for transport security. The notion behind is that security is hard and there is no good in embedding non-standard security mechanisms and as a substitute builds upon commonly received standards.
- Network Level- This is best suitable for gateway applications, where the gateway is coupled to devices on the one hand and with the broker over VPN on the other hand.
- Transport Level- When the aim is to provide confidentiality in most cases TLS is being used for transport encryption. It delivers a protected and proven way to make sure nobody can read along and even substantiate both sides.
- Application Level- The MQTT protocol provides a client identifier and username/password credentials, which can also be used to validate devices on the application level. These properties are provided by the protocol itself.
Where to use MQTT?
In today’s digital world, there are many practical instances where implementation of the protocol MQTT offers a solution for an integrated system that allows users to interact using mobile devices.
MQTT connection with a Car
This enables customers to connect and interact with their car. A connected car can use the MQTT protocol to send messages from the car to message sight and then to the customer. The car here basically acts as a rolling sensor platform that publishes Telematics events.
Also, the car can receive the messages ranging from remotely driving behaviour analysis, or sending the real-time location of the vehicle.
MQTT amalgamation with OBD VT400
ThinkRace Technology takes great pride in linking the MQTT protocol with one of the plug& play device (OBD tracker). Easy to install and having tremendous features like:
- MTK Chipset,
- Real-time location
- Wide operating voltage,
- Internal 3-axis accelerometer,
- Multi-alarm, GEO- fencing
- History route
- Driving behaviour analysis
Moreover, the quad-band GSM/GPRS with 4G Network of the tracking device will be more beneficial to you with the backend of MQTT protocol.
Why ThinkRace Technology?
- Prominent OBD2/GPS tracking solution provider having more than 11 years of experience.
- Serving world’s top Companies by providing ODM/OEM/JDM services with the professional after-sales support.
- Delivering tracking analysis report through open API and web tracking platforms
- Crafting the excellence by using ID/MD, prototype and PCBA design.
- Skilled operation engineer and R&D team to assemble more than 8000 devices per day.