SmartThings Wants To Make Your Home Work For You
Don’t you wish you could just tell your appliances what to do and they could make it so. Or be able to run out your front door and have it make sure that it remembers to lock itself?
This is the dream SmartThings wants to make a reality.
SmartThings is a home automation system which revolves around a smart hub and your smartphone to monitor and control connected things around your home. It is part of the internet of things trend and works very similar to Wemo or Phiiips Hue if you are familiar with these.
To get started, SmartThings sells a starter kit. This Kit contains easy-to-use devices that allow you to use your smartphone like a remote to control devices from wherever you are. Secure your home, control energy use, and perform different actions when people or pets are present with the push of a button.
The SmartThings Kit sells for $299 USD and comes with:
- 1 SmartThings Hub
- 2 open/close, vibration, and temperature sensors
- 2 presence sensors
- 1 Jasco Light & Appliance Plug-and-Control Power Outlet
- 1 motion sensor
- Batteries, Ethernet cable, power cord, and adhesive tape
The app for SmartThings is available for both iOS and Android.
SmartThings was just listed on Mashable’s 10 startups to watch in 2014. SmartThings raised $12.5 million in a series A fund round back in November of this year.