Samsung is proposing to transform the old smartphones from its Galaxy range into sensors for connected objects at home. Everything happens via l’application SmartThings.
Turn your old Samsung mobile into a baby monitor, orbrightness, here is the idea proposed by the program that Samsung has just launched. For the moment confined to the and only in the United States, United Kingdom and Korea, this program was announced during the last edition of CES (Consumer Electronics Show). In reality, everything relies on an application called designed for . With it, the mobile is then transformed into a module SmartThings and interconnects with any other connected accessories from the manufacturer at home.
The mobile then has features related to surveillance with sound detection via his microphone, for example. Its camera can also be used as a light sensor to automatically turn on the connected lighting, or the television. The application is designed to increase thefrom the mobile to the maximum.
Turning a smartphone into a sensor
In terms of compatibility, the supported mobiles are not very old, since it is only from the, Note and Z that the program is functional. These are ranges of phones that were released in 2018. In the future, the manufacturer should extend compatibility to older phones.
The ”” ancient of the brand is not new to Samsung. Since 2015, the Korean has been giving a second life to the old Galaxy ranges by using them for certain eye conditions in India, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, or Vietnam. He also collects old mobiles to extract precious materials.