Samsung unveils smart home products

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

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

The range of sensors, which were shown off at 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 (£130m).

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.