The South Korean technology company revealed several Samsung TV sets were recently stolen from a warehouse in South Africa.
The ‘Television Block Function’ feature is pre-installed on all Samsung’s smart TV sets, allowing the company to disable illegally acquired TVs.
In a statement, the company said that Samsung would block all TVs stolen from its warehouse during the week beginning July 11, 2021, making them unusable for thieves.
According to the company, the TV block is a security feature that detects whether TV units have been illegally ‘turned on’ when the technology is already present in all Samsung TV products.
Samsung added a serial number to the database of stolen sets, and once the serial number is online, the TV will be completely inactive.
Samsung says its goal is to prevent theft, discourage sales in the secondary market, and ensure that Their rightful owners can only use TVs.