In addition to its powerful mobile phone lineup, extensive wearables, massive range of TVs and audio devices, Samsung offers a variety of home security solutions. In 2013, for example, Samsung introduced a smart Wall Pad (Model: SHT-3625), a smart video intercom with communication capabilities that remotely monitors the outside environment, communicates with visitors, and opens doors.
Wall Pad allows users to communicate with visitors standing on their doorstep. The machine has a built-in 4.3-inch touch screen that lets users know who’s standing at the door. In addition, the Intrusion Detection feature is built in, so if suspicious activity is detected, you are alerted immediately. However, users need to purchase a matching camera to install on the home door.
Samsung is expected to launch a larger screen size model, according to the latest patent. Samsung SDS, a Samsung subsidiary dedicated to providing IT solutions and services, filed a design patent with KIPO (Korea Intellectual Property Office) in March 2019 and was subsequently listed in early October. The patent provides eight design sketches, one of which is a color rendering.
The design is based on a 2013 renovation on the Wall Pad. This is a compact and compact device that you can easily hang on a wall anywhere in the room. In addition, several physical buttons on the side of the device are removed and rely more on the touch screen for operation. There is only one switch at the top, which may be used as an on/off switch.
The screen is much larger than the previous model. There are six other touch keys under the touch screen. The overall design is obviously more modern and more functional. It is clear that Samsung will integrate the SmartThings IoT platform so that it can operate the visual intercom via a smartphone. Features such as facial recognition may also be added.
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