April 19, 2024

At CES 2024, SmartThings is unveiling its extremely anticipated Map View function, designed to streamline dwelling administration by integrating precise ground plans into its interface. This primary-of-its-kind innovation elevates sensible dwelling management by visually representing gadgets throughout the format of a house – resulting in simpler and extra handy sensible dwelling administration.

Immediately, the common U.S. dwelling has 16 linked gadgets, and that quantity is rising quickly. Because the variety of linked gadgets folks have of their dwelling will increase, so does the trouble in managing them.

Map View simplifies machine administration throughout the sensible dwelling. It permits customers to see their whole dwelling at a look, and all of the gadgets in it, proper the place they’re in the true world, whether or not through cell or family machine.

Customers can select to have the Map View function activated on their TVs or mobiles, granting rapid entry to essential dwelling standing data. This contains real-time monitoring of cameras, temperature, remaining laundry time, and different important information. It additionally gives power utilization information so customers can handle their power consumption from a birds eye view.

Beforehand, managing gadgets required navigating and scrolling to seek out particular person gadgets. Now, customers can simply generate a 3D map populated with all of their gadgets, reflecting their actual positions throughout the dwelling. Customers can even customise by including furnishings, enabling straightforward machine monitoring and management straight from the map interface.

One other thrilling function are the brand new AI characters that customers can create in Map View. These characters can mimic the relations and even pets within the dwelling, and supply an intuitive and enjoyable method to monitor your sensible residing. For instance, if your property is just too heat, then your AI characters will seem like sweating. Not solely has Map View made managing your sensible dwelling simpler, but additionally extra pleasant too!

Anybody can simply create a 3D format of their dwelling in Map View utilizing AI know-how. For properties with web accessible ground plans, customers can enter their deal with to routinely create their format. In the event that they solely have a bodily copy or picture of a ground plan, they will merely take a photograph of it and SmartThings will routinely convert it to a 3D format. Customers may even sketch their ground plan within the app to generate the format.  

Samsung’s LiDAR enabled gadgets, together with the Jet Bot vacuum or the Ballie AI robotic demonstrated at CES 2024, can be utilized to scan the house, producing a ground plan routinely, and within the case of Ballie, even inserting gadgets in the fitting place. The Map View, created by cell phone or pill, can be utilized to verify or management the standing of every area and sensible gadgets with a synchronized Map View throughout cell phones, tablets, TVs and fridges – enabling simpler, extra handy connectedness all through your whole area and offering customers with the identical map view expertise on all gadgets.

In 2024, Samsung’s give attention to SmartThings emphasizes a extra immersive and user-centered expertise, with simpler, extra intuitive options. With seamless integration of the SmartThings Hub into TVs and soundbars, it’s even simpler for customers to start out and develop their sensible dwelling journey, with the necessity for a separate sensible dwelling hub eradicated. Map View makes the sensible dwelling much more pleasant and extra acquainted, and is a good device for each freshmen and energy customers to handle their sensible properties. We’re excited to see how customers incorporate the function to create simpler, extra linked residing experiences. 

Study extra about Map View at partners.smartthings.com/map-view.