IFA 2014 is set to kick off very soon and ahead of the official start of the show, Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out new smart home products. Samsung says that the new smart home products will include services and products that will increase home safety, improve energy management, adapt to in-home locations, and can be operated using voice control.
Samsung's expanded smart home portfolio will also include third party devices and the hardware will run the gamut from digital door locks to IP cameras and smart plugs. The IP cameras will have a Home View function that allows a companion app to access the video feed to see who is at home and keep an eye on things from a distance.
Energy management products aim to help users control the power consumption in their home to save money and be green. Samsung Smart Home service will monitor energy consumption by things like air conditioners and display the expected cost of the appliance. Location aware services in the home allow the air conditioner or lights to switch on automatically when the user nears home.
Samsung is also talking up the ability to activate products and devices in their home using their voice with S Voice on Samsung Gear devices or Galaxy smartphones. Voice commands for Smart LED lighting, AC units, and robotic vacuums have been built into those Samsung devices.
SOURCE: Samsung Tomorrow