From the Samsung Smart Home booth at CES 2014 comes the home automation system by Samsung. This system allows devices to connect through a single platform, which is the foundation for the home automation control. Items in the home, including lights, temperature and other appliances, can be controlled with the system.
In the video you will see a TV, music, lights, appliances, a Roomba (vacuum cleaner), refrigerator, washing machine, video camera and more controlled through the system.
One interesting feature is that this Samsung system boasts voice control through the Galaxy Gear watch and smartphones. You also can setup a series of events that can happen as a result of a single voice command or as a result of some other event.
Samsung Smart Home video
The home automation system in the Samsung Smart Home is proprietary, which means it will use devices that are specific to the Samsung network (even devices made by other manufacturers). This is not necessarily good or bad, but it bears noting that some proprietary systems will have limits to the types and numbers of devices that are supported. (This can also be true for other newer systems.) Proprietary systems also are generally more expensive than open systems.
Another item of note, on many home automation systems, the voice commands can be accomplished can be replaced with automated tasks that happen when an event occurs. For instance, when leaving the home, it can ‘sense’ when no one is home and go into away mode, shutting down the lights, appliances and air conditioner. The same goes for coming home. Using a smartphone or other device, it can detect when you are home and turn all those things back on.