Ahead of IFA 2015 LG has unveiled their new LG SmartThinQ Sensor that has been designed to transform older appliances into smart appliances using the Internet of Things.
If you are looking to connect your refrigerator oven or other appliances to the Internet the new LG SmartThinQ Sensors might be worth more investigation and take the form of small circular devices that can connect to your devices and report on their status.
LG explains a list more :
The SmartThinQ Sensor is a circular device that can be attached to existing home appliances such as washing machines or refrigerators, to sense feedback such as vibration and temperature and communicate those readings to the SmartThinQ app on users’ smartphones. For example, attaching the sensor to a normal washing machine door transforms the washer into a smart appliance that informs the user when the laundry cycle is complete.
Attach the SmartThingQ Sensor to a refrigerator and it will send a notification to a connected smartphone when a particular food item is about to expire. The sensor will also keep track of how many times the door is opened even when you’re not home. And connecting the SmartThingQ Sensor to an air conditioner or other appliances will allow users to control the appliances remotely through the SmartThinQ app.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by LG, but expect more details to be made available during IFA 2015 this week.