Samsung has announced two new exciting additions to its growing SmartThings platform, designed to enhance user safety and provide easier access to the SmartThings Find feature via Bixby. Indeed, Bixby Voice integration is soon coming to SmartThings, and the company has announced a neat new security features for the Galaxy SmartTag.

First of all, the upcoming SmartThings update will allow users to find their SmartTags hands-free using voice commands. Users will be able to ask Hi Bixby, where is my bike or whatever object your SmartTag is tracking, and Bixby will find and share your propertys exact location.

The second part of the upcoming update seems to address a potential security and privacy issue. It allows SmartThings users to prevent being tracked by unknown SmartTags. Essentially, SmartThings users will soon be able to scan for Galaxy SmartTags that arent their own but follow the same movement patterns as they do. In other words, the feature allows SmartThings users to detect whether theyre being tracked by someone elses SmartTag.

According to Samsung, the SmartThings update will be released starting next week. Exact availability details are missing, so theres a chance that the update will gradually reach more markets over time.

SamMobile