Robot Vacuum Cleaner Thwarted Burglary Attempt

It is Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1, Burglar 0, in this house-breaking case that happened in Israel. A robot vacuum cleaner might have thwarted a burglary attempt, thanks to its Home-Guard feature. With advancement in technology, LG latest LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ has incorporated IP camera with security feature in it.

When someone crosses the designated path of the robot vacuum cleaner, the HOM-BOT Turbo+, it quickly snaps 5 pictures and transmits them to the assigned receiver.

In this real case that happened in April, a burglar was actually caught in the act by the vacuum cleaner with Home-Guard feature. When motion was detected in the designated area, the HOM-BOT Turbo+ sent the owner the images via LG SmartThinQ™, an app that allows a smartphone to control and manage home appliances.

Thankfully, the intruder/burglar went off without taking anything. So, effectively, the LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ is a robot vacuum cleaner and also a home security guard.

The LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ is now retailing at S$1,599. Read the Press Release for more details.

Press Release


ISRAEL, June 26, 2018 — Home security is growing in importance among consumers worldwide. More people are investing in security systems to keep their homes safe, especially when they aren’t there. LG is also active in this sector, with the LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ helping to scare off a burglar and alerts home owner of burglary at a man’s home in Holon, Israel.

On April 29, Kobi Ozer was working in his office when he received photos of an intruder on his smartphone. His HOM-BOT sent him the images via LG SmartThinQ™, an app that allows a smartphone to control and manage home appliances. Thanks to its Home-Guard feature, the HOM-BOT took pictures after detecting unusual movement and sent them to Ozer.

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The LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ is robot vacuum cleaner featuring remote control and motion detection that works along with SmartThinQ™. It cleans the house avoiding collisions and covering every corner, even those hard to access. As an added plus, the device features the home security functions, Home-View and Home-Guard, which monitor a home and give alerts in the event of a break-in or intrusion. The Home-View function allows users to view their home and remotely control anytime and anywhere through the front camera on the HOM-BOT. While the Home-View function helps users to control the vacuum, the Home-Guard turns the robot into a home security device. When the HOM-BOT detects movement through its sensors, it sends five images in sequence to a mobile phone and alert the user of unusual movement.

This is what happened at Ozer’s home. The HOM-BOT detected suspicious movement and started to take pictures once a burglar broke in. Once alerted, Ozer called the police and his neighbor. The burglar had fled probably after the HOM-BOT flashed its lights, but fortunately, nothing at home was missing or damaged.

The LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ is thus more than just a nifty vacuum player, it’s a home security guard that makes home life easier, safer and more convenient.

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. is a global innovator in technology and manufacturing with operations in more than 100 locations around the world. With 2017 global sales of USD 55.4 billion (KRW 61.4 trillion), LG is comprised of five companies — Home Appliance & Air Solutions, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Vehicle Components and Business-to-Business — and is a world-leading producer of TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and mobile devices in addition to premium LG SIGNATURE products and ThinQ featuring artificial intelligence.

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The LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company is a global leader in home appliances, smart home solutions, air quality systems as well as futuristic products featuring artificial intelligence. The company is creating total solutions for the home with its industry leading core technologies and is committed to making life better for consumers around the world by developing thoughtfully designed kitchen appliances, living appliances and air solution products. Together, these products deliver enhanced convenience, superb performance, efficient operation and compelling health benefits.

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