Samsung unveils their latest invention; Smart Home System.
Samsung unveiled the Smart Home project in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas yesterday. In this ambitious but possible project, Samsung intends to make the dream of a connected home a reality.
More than a thousand times you’ve had to go around your home to switch off lights and electronic appliances when leaving your house for work or other functions. That is set to come to an end when Samsung rolls out its first round of Smart Home later this year.
Smart Home will also dim the lights every night for you; you just need to say one command, “goodnight.” By the snappy utter mentioning of “goodnight”, all the lights will dim off allowing you to go to bed at night without the hustle of walking around your house to switch lights off. Also, by saying “going out” you will be able to switch off all the connected electrical appliances in your house as well as turning off the lights.
Users will be able to control and manage their home devices through a single application by connecting personal and home devices, from refrigerators and washing machines to smart TVs, digital cameras, smartphones and even the wearable device Galaxy Gear, through an integrated platform and server.
This is a big invention for Samsung who are aware that they are the largest manufacturers of home appliances and the second largest manufacturers of memory chips. They are also the largest manufacturers of Mobile phones and LCD TVs in the world.
They have the mass, the money and the ambition that could eventually give consumers a connected home. You are probably wondering how these things will be connected together, well, Samsung has the answer.
Samsung said that the consumers will be able to access the Smart Home System by using the Galaxy Gear watch, Smartphones, a computer app, or a TV’s remote control.
As we expect this system to roll out in the better half of 2014, it will come as a relief to users who travel for lengthy periods of time or even the general consumer because it also improves security of your home. The Samsung Smart Home System will connect to cameras in Fridges, Dishwashers and TVs among other smart devices to provide you with surveillance feeds of what goes on in your house when you are not around. This may reduce break-ins to homes of people who have travelled for a vacation, as they can monitor their house via their Smart Watches and Smartphones.
Aside from that, the smart devices will also alert you if an appliance in your house needs repair or service.
With Samsung Smart Home, we are bringing our capabilities as the world’s number-one manufacturer of smart devices to make the connected home a reality for consumers today. – Andy Griffiths, president of Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland
Samsung has said that the system will roll out for Samsung appliances only for the first round after which they will make this available to products from other manufactures like Sony, LG and Panasonic.