The concept of a smart home has piqued the human imagination for decades: intuitive, automated, and fully integrated living spaces have been a technological dream—and goal—since the modern era began to give hints of such a possibility. Now, we’ve reached a point at which this dream—once only the realm of fictionalized worlds, is very much coming to fruition. 

While tech companies around the world close the gap between fantasy and reality, Samsung Electronics Levant is already showcasing its latest prototype for the smart home future—a future that is already within reach. In mid-December, Samsung Levant will launch a new SmartThings showroom in Baghdad, Iraq, giving visitors an immersive taste of how the company’s various products and innovations come together to enhance the way modern consumers live. 

This innovative concept will let consumers experience more than just the possibilities—they’ll get to step deep inside the realities of what smart home living entails. Samsung’s various household products and appliances will be prominently featured throughout, including everything from refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers to TVs and the robotic vacuums, Jet Bots. The space will also integrate advanced features like motion sensors, curtain controls, water-leaking sensors, and door locks—all smart features that can be seamlessly operated through the centralized SmartThings platform. The showroom will also include IoT tools from external suppliers. Through this integrated approach, users can come in and experience a comprehensive, device-connected experience that demonstrates precisely how Samsung’s smart home offerings can elevate their lifestyle—not in the future, but today.

In addition, Samsung is planning to establish the same concept in Erbil, by the end of December. The showroom will include a vast collection of Samsung products, all controlled under a single home system, SmartThings. 

In the 21st century, no one can deny that technology has become an essential part of our everyday lives. The need for an integrated smart home system is becoming more than a pipe dream—it’s a modern necessity. The benefits of this kind of smart home system are multifold, and include: 

  • Convenience: This concept is more than being able to remotely turn your machines on or set them in a certain way. It is about creating services for a home that truly knows you. Convenience comes as a plus: All appliances can be managed from one place; every aspect of your home will be connected through one interface. All you will have to do is get accustomed to managing one app on your smartphone or tablet, and you’ll have access to various functions and devices throughout your home. 
  • Efficiency: This factor is what will draw the most people to make the shift. Companies are constantly competing to provide energy-efficient solutions. With the help of AI, the device can learn your habits and preferences. It can control the heating and cooling of your home with a programmable smart thermostat depending on your schedule and ideal temperature. It can also suggest the best energy-efficient settings to use throughout the day. This example is just a fraction of the possibilities smart homes offer. 
  • Security: Smart home security systems are safer than the conventional security systems that simply use CCTV. Windows and doors can be locked, and multiple alarms can be activated, all at the tip of your finger, even remotely at a distance. 
  • Aesthetics: All current appliances are designed beautifully to fit people’s tastes. In addition, everything will be connected using wireless technology. This leaves the house free of cables and other objects that can visually spoil your space and ruin the impeccable decoration you put together around a house.
  • Sustainability: Consumers are quickly becoming conscious of the environment, which is why companies compete to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle. Samsung is a prime example of that movement; by 2023, 100 percent of their appliances will be WI-FI enables and offer SmartThings Energy service by default, allowing consumers to continuously reduce energy usage with ease. It will also monitor usage patterns and provide real-time data, giving their customers visuals of how they consume energy. 

There is no denying that smart home technology is the way of the future. The advances we are headed towards are revolutionary and will change the space in which you live in one way or another. Whether you choose to start with one simple appliance or change the entire household, these appliances are seamlessly integrating into our everyday lives.