LG’S SMART HOME AT IFA 2014
LG has unveiled LG Smart Home, LG’s vision for the connected household of tomorrow, at IFA 2014. LG Smart Home is built around the idea of unifying multiple smart appliances into a single, cohesive system in order to increase convenience and simplicity. Via LG HomeChat, users can enjoy integrated control of their smart home ecosystem, as well as intelligent time- and energy-saving modes such as Leaving Home, Coming Home or Vacation.
To illustrate, if the user types Leaving Home into their mobile messenger, their LG smart refrigerator will automatically turn to Smart Power Saving mode. Typing “leaving home” also activates the HOM-BOT robotic vacuum cleaner’s Home Guard mode, a useful feature that enables the cleaner to detect if somebody enters the house, capture images of its immediate surroundings and send them directly to the user’s smartphone.
LG Smart Home is compatible with existing open platform smart home systems, as well as appliances and devices from different manufacturers through open protocols such as AllJoyn, the open source software sponsored by AllSeen Alliance. AllJoyn keeps users informed of their LG smart appliances’ operational status so as soon as the washer has completed a load, for example, the user will automatically receive a notification on their LG Smart+ TV featuring webOS. LG Smart Home will also integrate with products from Nest which will launch in North America later this year.