Samsung SmartThings Find reaches new milestone with 200 million nodes helping find lost devices – Samsung Newsroom UK

The service is gaining popularity as it helps users quickly locate and retrieve lost equipment and personal items, from smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and headphones to keys or wallets. It also ensures the security of the user’s confidential information with the Samsung Knox platform.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that the SmartThings Find service has grown rapidly and now has over 200 million search connection nodes that help users locate their missing devices. Search connection nodes are devices that have been registered with the SmartThings search service to help other Samsung Galaxy users locate their missing devices.

“We are proud and excited to see the rapid growth of the SmartThings Find service. In less than two years, 200 million devices have chosen to help other Samsung Galaxy users find their missing devices, making it one of the fastest growing services at Samsung,” said TM Roh, President and CEO of Samsung Galaxy. MX (Mobile eXperience) company of Samsung Electronics. “Losing a device can be stressful, but SmartThings Find makes it easy to quickly locate and recover your device. It’s just one example of how an ecosystem of connected devices creates meaningful experiences for Samsung Galaxy users. in the whole world.”

Network with other users

As a rapidly growing locator service, SmartThings Find allows Samsung Galaxy users to quickly locate registered Samsung Galaxy devices, from smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and earphones to personal items such as keys or your wallet with a security device. Galaxy SmartTag or SmartTag+ device.[1] related. SmartThings Find uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology[2] to locate your item.

If your device is out of range of your phone, other nearby Samsung Galaxy users who have opted in to SmartThings Find can help you locate it. If you grant SmartThings Find permission, SmartThings Find can also alert users that they have forgotten their device.

Security of personal data

Keeping sensitive information, such as location data, secure is one of Samsung’s top priorities. SmartThings Find encrypts user data and protects it by defense-grade security platform, Samsung Knox.

A device’s location data is disclosed to others only with the user’s permission, and each user’s ID changes every 15 minutes and is stored anonymously. SmartThings Find also helps users identify unknown SmartTags that follow them for a certain period of time.

To learn more about SmartThings Find, visit SmartThings website Find.

About SmartThings:

SmartThings is the core technology that enables connected living and drives the future of IoT. Its open platform already supports thousands of devices across hundreds of brands and offers endless possibilities for innovators and developers looking for seamless connectivity across a vast IoT ecosystem. The company is committed to bringing smart features and capabilities where consumers want to be, while improving the user experience. Today, millions of people in over 200 countries access SmartThings technology daily to create automations and control facets of their smart homes through the SmartThings app and on a range of Samsung products, including phones, TVs and digital devices. . SmartThings offers the most flexible number of protocols, including the new IoT standard, Matter. Launched in 2012, SmartThings is headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA, and is a founding board member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies that create, maintain and deliver open global standards for the IoT. For more information, visit www.smartthings.com.

[1] SmartTag is available for all Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets and other devices running Android 8 or later. SmartTag+ is available on devices with Galaxy S22+ and Ultra, S21+ and Ultra, Note20 Ultra, Z Fold2 and Z Fold3 UWB.

[2] UWB is embedded only in devices

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