For shipping, protection from shorts or accidental device activation (providing disconnection for example)
I would propose that you remove the proviso for shipping. A short can happen at any time during installation or servicing and I think that a fuse or circuit breaker right at the battery is the ideal place for it.
I might also add a point that there should be a place for an instruction/warning label to try and prevent misconnection of the battery and other such messages.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.