Perch, an Internet of Things company that developed a smart home monitoring platform which enables people to use their old smartphones as security cameras, has announced that it has been acquired by Samsung Electronics. Perch has confirmed that its team will now be working with Samsung groups across the globe “to develop next-generation IoT products.”
As is the case with such acquisitions, Perch has confirmed that following the acquisition, it will no longer be able to continue supporting its home monitoring platform in its current form.
Perch says that it’s going to remove the beta from the Google Play Store immediately and that it’s going to end support for the Perch application after February 17th, 2017. “As we move forward, we wanted to thank you for helping to make Perch a great product. We wouldn’t have been able to build it without you!” the company added in a post on its official blog.
The company also said that for the security and privacy of its users, it’s going to delete all recorded data when Perch service ends on February 17th. Those who have questions about the termination of the service or about their data can get in touch with the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.