If you are a smart home freak, there are many ways Samsung can fulfil your dream of having a smart home. You can buy something as simple as a bulb to change the look of your room to go to an extent to control everything in your house.
What is Samsung SmartThings?
It is actually a comprehensive brand name including both hardware and software. The focus is to offer you a single point of control for all your smart devices at home.
Best Samsung SmartThings devices
There are quite a few devices on offer that come under the SmartThings brand, but the best part of this SmartThings is its compatibility with most of the third-party products.
These include smart lights and switches, doorbells, security cameras, outlets, door locks, thermostats, and speakers, to smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, etc. Let’s find out the number of SmartThings that Samsung has to offer:
1. Samsung SmartThings Hub and SmartThing Wi-Fi
The Samsung SmartThings Hub connects wirelessly to all your smart home devices and lets you monitor and control them using a single app. For this, it requires a stable internet connection.
You can opt for Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi, which is an AC1300 mesh Wi-Fi router that acts as a hub. It has the coverage for a 1,500 sq. ft. area, but you can add more for larger homes. It is available. You can get Samsung SmartThings Hub for $67.99 while a single SmartThings Wi-Fi router is priced at $117.99.
2. Philips Hue Smart Bulbs
The Philips Hue is a great option if you are looking for smart lighting for your home. It can work with a hub. You can get a wide variety of lights that Philips has on offer which can all be controlled by the SmartThings app. You can also control these bulbs using the Google Home and Amazon Echo devices.
A pack of four white bulbs can cost you $40.99, but if you’re looking to add some color to your life, a single premium smart bulb (with 16 million colors) is priced at $37.
3. Best Samsung SmartThings Sensors
This is an all-in-one sensor that can identify vibration, tilt, orientation, temperature, and when something opens and closes. You can install it on doors, drawers, windows, cabinets, and any other places. It alerts you when a door is being opened and if there is a knock on the door.
4. Schlage Connect Door Lock
To secure your door, the Schlage Connect door lock is a great option to have. You can lock or unlock the door remotely using your smartphone and the SmartThings app. You can also allow or disallow others to use that door by providing access codes that can be entered via the touchscreen. This device is available at $199.99.
5. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
With a smart lock, you can also get a video doorbell to strengthen your smart home security. This Ringe Video Doorbell Pro help you see, hear, and talk to anyone who reaches your door by using your smartphone, tablet, or even a smart TV. Supporting up to 1080p video, this doorbell offers crystal-clear video at night as well. It is available at $249.
6. Arlo Pro 2 wireless security cameras
The Arlo Pro 2 camera has wireless cameras, designed to work both inside and outside your house and it also features night vision and two-way audio, which can help you drive away intruders. You can see live video streams remotely and also access up to three days of recordings. You can get two Arlo Pro 2 cameras for $349.99, but on buying more you may get significant discounts.
Although there are many other smart devices that Samsung has to offer, above-listed are the most popular ones to own. Considering your need, home infrastructure and living conditions you can opt for these devices to make your home a smart one.