Imagine coming home and turning on the lights from a voice command? Now, how about using an app from your smartphone to turn on the air conditioner or washing machine before you get home? Samsung make this possible with the launch of the Smart home, a connectivity system that lets you control smartTVs, smartphones, tablets, and other home appliances connected to a unified central application. The news hit the market in the first half of 2014 and certainly change the way we interact with technology in everyday life.
To make this viable, Samsung based the service on three points: Device Control, Home View and Smart Customer Services. Check below what each of these functions will be able to do.
Using Device Control, users can use a single application to control household appliances such as TV, smartphone, refrigerator and washing machine, and can use the Galaxy Gear smart watch for it. Using the Smart Home management application, the user can control multiple devices simultaneously from wherever they are.
The coolest part of this is that voice commands can be used to control appliances and gadgets, but that will only work if your device has support for the Galaxy S Voice, for example.
Home View lets you use your smartphone to get a real-time image of your home, a kind of security system from cameras on other home devices. So you can use your Smart TV or digital camera to access live images of your sweet home!
Smart Customer Services
And lastly, Smart Customer Services is a kind of technician and advisor at the same time. The service will scan your devices and indicate when they will need to be replaced or repaired. The idea is to offer post-purchase support to South Korean customers.
In the infographic below, you can get an idea of how the system will work in practice:
I confess that I am a fan of this kind of innovation and that the ability to control home appliances from smartphones and wearable devices shows that we are moving towards more possibilities within the mobile area. The news will hit the market in the first half of 2014 and, so far, Samsung Smart Home will only be available for Samsung's own TVs, smartphones, tablets and home appliances and will eventually be extending to other devices from the manufacturer as well as to businesses. partners.
And a, do you think this kind of home connectivity system fall into the popular taste of Brazilians?
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