IoT

Make your home smarter with the $249 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

SmartThings has been in the business of making IoT-enabled smart devices for quite some time now, it ended up being acquired by Samsung which now wants to be a force to be reckoned with in the IoT arena. To provide an easy way for people to make their home smarter the company has introduced the $249 SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit which features a SmartThings Hub as well as compatible accessories.

The Hub is what connects all of the smart lights, locks, sensors and cameras together and makes these accessories play nicely with each other. In the Kit buyers get two Multipurpose Sensors to go with the Hub, these sensors can be used to monitor doors, cabinets, windows to easily check whether they’re open or closed. There’s also a Motion Sensor in the Kit and an Outlet for controlling small appliances, electronics and lights. Setting everything up is quite easy and the smart devices can then be managed easily via the SmartThings app for Android and iOS, the app lets users control lights, receive notifications when movement is detected and access a wide range of other features. The SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit is now available for purchase, it costs $249 and is available online from Samsung as well as retailers like Best Buy and Amazon.

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