While at the LG booth during CES 2020 I was able to view a number of the projects that they've been working on. I was given a guided tour, and one of the interesting concept pieces we visited was a special smart door of the future. This device is a futuristic door concept that basically modernizes your entry and collection experience.
I mention the latter aspect there as this actually is quite an innovation in assisting with the collection, or I suppose processing of what comes up to your door. I'll side track though and go over the key aspect of this setup, the actual door. This is a touch screen enabled setup with keyless access.
You enter through one traditional door side and then you can gaze at the beautifully futuristic mirror design on the back side. This thing is touch screen enabled showing the weather, allowing some customization of what's shown and also featuring a camera to see visitors on a large screen. The resolution for that camera was ultra low, they did reiterate that this is a concept piece. At the same why not go all out if that's the case, oh well I suppose.
It really isn't the end of the world, unlike it being the end of package thievery. It has a smart system for not only package delivery, but also food delivery. That's right, get your food delivered into a refrigerated space or your package into a storage box. It has safety opening/closing features and is intuitive. The side panels blend in, are secure and just ever so helpful. This is honestly the type of door I’d like to see common someday, it just makes sense for the current era.
I question when this might be available, it’s nice that it's being kept in mind. Package delivery is now super common and a pain to many to deal with. You may also not want to run into the pizza guy, or would like pizza waiting for you once you get home. I know it would be somewhat chilled depending on how long you take, but you get the concept of the food being safely placed for when you have time to collect it. It makes entire sense and it was neat to see in action. So while I can't get this yet, I eagerly await implementation whether that’s by LG or another group down the road.
I suppose the only drawback is touch screen finger prints on your mirror, but you'd clean it like you would any other mirror surface. Not a huge issue at all. Generally this was really interesting, definitely not something I would have expected to see at the show. It definitely makes complete sense for sure. You can check out what else we visited at the show through the general hub for this year below, but also be sure to check out our review of the Google Pixel 4.
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