Samsung has announced that its SmartThings IoT solution is used in over 100,000 homes in South Korea. This is the highest rate among rival home appliance firms in the country. SmartThings allows users to control their connected devices via their smartphones. It is also considered to be a huge factor in saving electricity, thanks to some automated features.
Samsung first used SmartThings in the Samsung C&T Raemian Leaders One building, which is located in Seocho-gu, Seoul, in November 2020. Later, through collaboration with POSCO E&C, Daewoo E&C, Hyundai E&C, Samsung C&T, and Kolon Global, the SmartThings platform was used in 112 complexes made by 18 construction companies.
On top of this, Samsung is planning to expand SmartThings to 250,000 households in 300 complexes that are ready to move in. The company also has a vision to continuously expand SmartThings to cooperative construction companies.
Residents of the SmartThings-enabled homes can not only control their home appliances using the app but can also control various other devices such as “lighting, air conditioners and heaters, ventilation devices, and electric blinds and curtains.” It is also helpful in managing various convenience information and provides device-related information right on the app.
Thanks to energy-saving automation features powered by AI, electricity consumption can be reduced. Users can also check electricity usage and charges, thereby helping users use home appliances efficiently. Recently, it was reported that over 10 million Samsung home appliances were connected with SmartThings, and that number is only going to grow even further.