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Samsung acquires Perch, makers of DIY home monitoring software

Perch, the makers of do-it-yourself home monitoring software that repurposes old smartphones into security cameras, has announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired it.

Perch’s whole team will join Samsung to help them in developing “next-generation IoT products.” Since Perch emerged out of the Samsung Accelerator Program (now called Samsung Next) a few years ago, the acquisition makes sense.

Perch repurposes old smartphones, tablets, and webcams into home monitoring devices. If you currently use Perch, there’s bad news for you.

The company has announced that it will remove the beta version of its app from the Play Store on February 17 and delete all the recorded data, so you need to find an alternative.

Samsung is looking to use Perch’s software in its own range of IoT products.