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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