With the occasion of the 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has announced the service with which it intends to change future homes with: Samsung Smart Home. Now what Samsung Smart Home basically does is connect all of the devices inside a house, like refrigerators, air conditioners, lights, washing machines, etc. and make it possible for any one person to connect all of them through their device. Now the device has to either be a phone, tablet, Smart TV or wearable device (like the Samsung Galaxy Gear) and it has to be compatible with the system. In other words, you will be able to control all of the aforementioned house appliances through an app on your gadget. The Samsung Smart Home will essentially have 3 main elements: Device Control, Home View and Smart Customer Service. Device Control, as you might have imagined, allows you to control all the devices in your home from a single one compatible with the system. For example, you can set the lights and the TV to close whenever you say "Going out" or you can set the TV to close and the lights to slowly turn off by just saying "Good night". Device manager also allows you to create some predefined settings that will help you inside your home, whether you are inside our not, such as turning on the air conditioner. Home View will allow you to see what's going on inside your home by connecting your device to the cameras that are inside your house. Slightly better than getting up at night to see if the cat made a mess of everything, if you ask us. Smart Customer Service will inform you when it is time for appliances inside your house to be serviced or when you should change batteries or replace utilities that are worn out. This will apparently be available sometime during the first half of the year 2014 so we have a full six months time to wait until it will probably be released. And that is unless it gets delayed. But the interesting part is the so-called "Smart Home software protocol" that will allow appliances fabricated by other companies to become compatible with the system. Future segments where the system is planned to expand include healthcare, home-energy and others. But for now, these are just plans and you can have a look at the page where the whole service is announced.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool