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Samsung’s SmartThings Smart Home Hub

Samsung’s SmartThings Smart Hub connects all of the different smart devices around your home so you can remotely control your home’s security, energy usage, lighting, and more via this central controller.

SmartThings lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from anywhere in the world. The heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub will connect all of your different smart locks, lights, outlets, thermostats, and more and let you control them from the free SmartThings app. It will allow you to receive notifications about what’s happening in and around your home and you can use your smartphone to remotely control your home’s security, energy usage, lighting, and more. Since SmartThings is compatible with a wide variety of smart devices from different companies, once you have the SmartThings Hub and its free app for iOS, Android, or Windows, you can add as many additional SmartThings sensors or other popular Z-Wave, ZigBee, or Internet-connected products as you want to enhance your connected home. The Samsung SmartThings Hub is built to work in either the US and Canada.

Amazon reviews on this product are split kind of evenly. About 30% give it 5 stars and 30% give it 1 star. My guess is that the low ratings are for those that want to control IoT products that are not Z-wave or ZigBee connected. V2 of the Smart Hub may have also fixed some issues that plagued V1.

However, it seems as though V2 has its issues as well. As one reviewer pointed out: “Our Smart Home is Getting Dumber by the Day”. V2 required this reviewer to constantly re-program his Hub to work with all his smart home products. This is something to be careful of when considering this particular hub from Samsung.


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Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub


Features: Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together., Add smart devices and put your home to work. Choose from a wide range of compatible devices, including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more., Use the SmartThings app or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away, and back home., Requires an Internet-connected router with an available Ethernet port Requires the free SmartThings app for iOS (8.1 or later), Android (4.0 or later), or Windows Phone (8.1 or later), Please reference User Guide and Specification Sheet below under ‘Technical Specifications’ for instructions on how to add devices and troubleshoot connectivity issues

New From: $49.99 USD In Stock

2 Comments

  • My issue with this is, I get that people want to be able to secure their home 24/7 without the old-fashioned security companies, and that’s great. And I know that technology is all over the place now….but one has to ponder, is this something that someone could hack into and access all of your stuff (security) and make this all….pointless? I’m wary about products like this because when those smart cars first came out, I do recall hearing how some people tested the ability to hack into the car’s system and take over it. That’s just scary.

  • I don’t think that I personally would purchase this item, but it does seem to be worth looking into if you are concerned with home security and want the most up to date security system. It does have great features, though, and seems like a good, easy to use tool for those it appeals to. Very cool!

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