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Samsung unveils new line of smart home products for the UK

Published 03/09/2015

A hub and sensors unveiled by Samsung which will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely
A hub and sensors unveiled by Samsung which will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely

Samsung has unveiled a new line of smart products that will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely.

The South Korean technology giant confirmed that five new smart home sensors from their SmartThings range - as well as a central hub to control them all - are coming to the UK this month.

The range of sensors, which were shown off during an event at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, are designed to fit onto doors, windows and other areas of the home and can detect movement, location and even moisture - reporting back through notifications to a smartphone.

Samsung UK president Andy Griffiths has previously said that the smart home trend will become increasingly popular.

"There has been a huge change in the way the connected world is established, and so to take that forward 10 years it's interesting to note that the main trend we believe by then will be the connected home," he said.

Samsung acquired SmartThings last year in a deal worth 200 million US dollars (£130 million).

During the live event, Samsung also showed off a Presence sensor that knows the location of users and their loved ones by using smartphones as location beacons - sending a notification to a parent's phone when a child arrives home from school for example.

The SmartThings range also includes a moisture sensor that the firm says will detect leaks, as well as a device that fits onto plugs that can then control a power supply to it. This can then be programmed to automatically boil the kettle when an alarm goes off in the morning, said Samsung.

A new app will launch alongside the sensors from which users can set up and control all their sensors, said the firm, as well as creating daily routines and timings for different devices around the home.

The new system can also be used to add third-party products to a home ecosystem, including Bose speakers and Philips Hue smart light bulbs.

A visitor walks past a display made up of Samsung SUHD TV screens at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
A visitor walks past a display made up of Samsung SUHD TV screens at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
The Samsung Gear S2 Classic smartwatch has its first public outing at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 2, 2015. Samsung?s first circular smartwatch will carry Samsung Pay so wearers can use the watch to make contactless payments. The smartwatch will launch in the UK in October with around 1,000 apps available to download and customisable watch faces alongside the technology that allows mobile payments to be made. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Samsung. Photo credit should read: Martyn Landi/PA Wire
The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has its first public outing at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 2, 2015. Samsung?s first circular smartwatch will carry Samsung Pay so wearers can use the watch to make contactless payments. The smartwatch, which also comes in a Classic version complete with traditional leather strap, will launch in the UK in October with around 1,000 apps available to download and customisable watch faces alongside the technology that allows mobile payments to be made. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Samsung. Photo credit should read: Martyn Landi/PA Wire
Smartphones of the electronic company Samsung are displayed after a press conference at the company's stand at the IFA 2015 tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn
A man stands in front of smartphones displaying him and other visitors after a press conference of the electronic company Samsung at the IFA 2015 tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn
Eom Young-Hoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe speaks during Samsung's presentation at the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Eom Young-Hoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe waits for the start of Samsung's presentation at the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
An employee of internet security company Kaspersky Lab has a microchip implanted in the area between his thumb and the index finger during a Kaspersky Lab press conference on biological, psychological and technological implications of microchip implants ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A smartwatch featuring a Google screen is on display at the booth of Chinese electronics giant Huawei ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A washing machine is featured at the home appliances section at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors sit in front of a Samsung SUHD TV at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors stand in front of the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors walk past a display made up of Samsung SUHD TV screens at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Visitor takes a picture of numerous Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartphones at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Hundreds of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartphones create a giant effigy of the Galaxy S6 smartphone at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors are reflected in numerous Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartphones at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors are reflected in numerous Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartphones at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors are reflected in hundreds of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartphones at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens from September 4 to September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
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A visitor tries Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4 at the booth of Japan's electronics giant Sony ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. AFP/Getty Images
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A display during Intel's press conference at the IFA technology show in Berlin, where they showed off the sixth generation of its signature Core processors. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 2, 2015. The company debuted its new line of Core processors, including the i3, i5 and i7 that run in most PCs and laptops. These will offer more power to users than ever, the computing giant claims. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Intel. Photo credit should read: Martyn Landi/PA Wire
A display during Intel's press conference at the IFA technology show in Berlin, where they showed off the sixth generation of its signature Core processors. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 2, 2015. The company debuted its new line of Core processors, including the i3, i5 and i7 that run in most PCs and laptops. These will offer more power to users than ever, the computing giant claims. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Intel. Photo credit should read: Martyn Landi/PA Wire
Newly released Sony Xperia Z5 smartphones are on display at the booth of Japan's electronics giant Sony ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
An 85 inch 4K Ultra HD TV is on display at the booth of Japan's electronics giant Sony ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A visitor tries Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4 at the booth of Japan's electronics giant Sony ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
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View of Sony's Wena (Wear Electronics Naturally) smartwatch at the booth of Japan's electronics giant Sony ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai displays Sony's Wena (Wear Electronics Naturally) smartwatch during a presentation ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai talks during a presentation ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai talks during a presentation ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai talks during a presentation ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai talks during a presentation ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai talks during a presentation ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai talks during a presentation ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's electronics giant Sony president Kazuo Hirai presents the companys new smartphone Xperia Z5 ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) A photo taken on March 1, 2015 the new Huawei's device "Huawei Watch" during a press conference in Barcelona on March 1, 2015 on the eve of the 2015 Mobile World Congress opening. Chinese electronic giant Huawei launched the commercialization of the Huawei Watch on September 2, 2015 in Berlin, prior to the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) A photo taken on March 1, 2015 shows Huawei's Consumer Business Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Yu presenting his company's new device "Huawei Watch" during a press conference in Barcelona on the eve of the 2015 Mobile World Congress opening. Chinese electronic giant Huawei launched the commercialization of the Huawei Watch on September 2, 2015 in Berlin, prior to the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
People sit in front the logo of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Flags sporting the logo of South Korean electronics giant Samsung flutter ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Logos of Chinese electronics giant Huawei are pictured at the company's booth ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Workers perpare the booth of Chinese electronics giant Huawei ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Washing machines are on display at the booth of German domestic and commercial equipment manufacturer Miele ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Washing machines are stacked up under the logo of German domestic and commercial equipment manufacturer Miele ate the company's booth ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), on September 2, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
The logo of the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair is seen in front of one of the fair's main entrances ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA, on September 02, 2015 in Berlin. IFA, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, opens for the media before the public is invited from September 4 to 9. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This picture taken on September 3, 2014 shows a Samsung Gear S, a new mobile watch device is seen during an event in Berlin ahead of the consumer electronics trade fair "Internationale Funk Ausstellung "(IFA). IFA, one of Europe's biggest showcases of the latest electronic gadgets, is scheduled to open on September 4 and run until September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This picture taken on September 3, 2014 shows a fair hostess next to a board with the IFA logo during the first press day of the consumer electronics trade fair "Internationale Funk Ausstellung "(IFA) in Berlin. IFA, one of Europe's biggest showcases of the latest electronic gadgets, is scheduled to open on September 4 and run until September 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Smart homes and the internet of things are growing trends in technology, with similar sensors and home automation products becoming more and more prominent at trade shows such as IFA.

Apple has created its HomeKit software that enables hardware manufacturers to include a code in their products that allows them to easily link to iPhones and iPads.

Samsung confirmed that prices for the new line of sensors range from £30 to £45, while the central Hub, which connects to a WiFi router, will cost £99.

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