Samsung Electronics has announced that its SmartThings Find service has experienced rapid growth, with over 200 million find nodes now available to help users locate their lost or misplaced devices.
Find nodes refer to devices that have been registered on the SmartThings Find service to assist other Samsung Galaxy users in finding their lost devices.
SmartThings Find is a location service that enables Samsung Galaxy users to quickly locate registered Samsung Galaxy devices, including smartphones, tablets, watches, earbuds, and personal belongings such as keys or wallets that have a Galaxy SmartTag or SmartTag+1 device attached.
The service uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to locate items. If a user’s device is outside of their phone’s range, other Samsung Galaxy users who have opted into SmartThings Find can help locate it.
To ensure the security of sensitive information such as location data, SmartThings Find encrypts user data and keeps it protected by Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. The ID of each user’s device 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.