The blocking will come into effect when the user of a stolen television connects to the internet, in order to operate the TV.
Once connected, the serial number is identified on the Samsung server and the blocking system is implemented, disabling all the television functions
Samsung says that, should a customer’s TV be incorrectly blocked, the functionality can be reinstated once proof of purchase and a valid TV license
“In keeping with our values to leverage the power of technology to resolve societal challenges, we will continuously develop and expand strategic products in our consumer electronics division with defence-grade security, purpose-built, with innovative and intuitive business tools designed for a new world,” said Mike Van Lier, Director of Consumer Electronics at Samsung South Africa.
“This technology can have a positive impact at this time, and will also be of use to both the industry and customers in the future, “