Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Debuts, Serving as a Complete Smart Home Solution for Enhanced Peace of Mind, Control and Security

New Kit Is Available Today In-Store at Retailers Nationwide and
Online

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung+SmartThings&index=1&md5=0ee544329916f33a53e6840f685e1e16″ rel=”nofollow”>Samsung
SmartThings today announced that its Home Monitoring Kit, a complete
smart home solution that offers people an easy way to start monitoring,
controlling and securing their homes from anywhere, is now available
online and at retailers nationwide. Starting today, people can use the
Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit to begin to define connected
living however they choose and build a smart home that enhances their
lifestyle.


The Home Monitoring Kit is geared towards helping people solve specific,
everyday problems and providing true peace of mind by acting as virtual
eyes and ears in the home. The kit will monitor what’s happening when no
one is home, help to identify incidents and notify users of potential
problems before they become major issues. The five-piece Home Monitoring
Kit serves as a building block for creating a more connected home and
includes:

  • A sleek Hub that seamlessly connects smart sensors, lights, locks,
    cameras, and other devices
  • Two easy-to-install Multipurpose Sensors to monitor whether doors,
    windows, cabinets or garage doors are open or closed
  • One Motion Sensor to monitor for movement in the home and to send
    alerts or trigger responses by other connected devices
  • One plug-in Outlet that allows users to control lights, electronics or
    small appliances from their smartphone

The Samsung SmartThings Hub also allows users to connect the wide range
of compatible smart products to enhance their smart home.

The intuitive SmartThings app is available for Android, iOS and Windows,
and lets users monitor and control the smart home devices connected to
their Hub from anywhere, while being able to customize actions to happen
automatically based on when they wake up, go to sleep, leave for the day
or return home.

Within the mobile app, a solution called Smart Home Monitor sends real
time notifications and video clips, if a compatible camera is connected,
so users are instantly alerted to potential household issues such as
intrusion, smoke and fire, or water leaks. Video clips are captured only
when an unexpected event occurs in order to maintain privacy while
having complete peace of mind.

“Customer education, ease-of-use, and widespread accessibility are the
main factors that will influence the adoption rate of smart home
technology,” said Alex Hawkinson, CEO and founder of SmartThings. “With
the new Home Monitoring Kit, we’ve created an all-in-one solution that
is powerful, highly customizable, and now widely available online and at
national retailers so people can discover their own smart home
solutions.”

Ease of set-up, convenience and compatibility are the core of the Home
Monitoring Kit. Created on an open platform, Samsung SmartThings
products can easily connect with other smart devices people may already
have in their home, including lightbulbs, locks, sensors, cameras and
more. Samsung SmartThings devices are compatible with more than 200
smart products currently on the market.

“Samsung SmartThings retail availability puts us one step closer to
delivering on our goal of creating the connected home of the future.
We’re working toward developing an entire portfolio of products that
will serve as the connective tissue that seamlessly links together the
smart home,” said Brandt Varner, Director of Product Marketing, Smart
Home, Samsung Electronics America. “Working with SmartThings, we’ve
created the backbone of what will be Samsung’s smart home experience,
but we’ve just begun to scratch the surface. We know the key to success
is continuing to add to our Samsung SmartThings product line-up with
devices that help people lead better, more efficient lives while
ensuring an open ecosystem to make it painless for them to add new smart
functions to their home.”

The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit retails at $249.00 and is
available online starting today and at select major home appliance
retailers nationwide. The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro will be sold alongside
the kit in select retail stores so people can easily get everything they
need to enable video monitoring. The individual Samsung SmartThings Hub
and sensors from the kit, as well as other Samsung SmartThings devices –
including a Water Leak Sensor and Arrival Sensor, are also available for
purchase online.

For more information on the kit and Samsung SmartThings products, please
visit: www.smartthings.com
or http://www.samsung.com/us/smart-home/.

About SmartThings

SmartThings is the easiest way to turn a home into a smart home,
bringing users peace of mind, savings, and convenience. As an open
platform with a thriving ecosystem, SmartThings also brings users
freedom of choice in devices and limitless possibilities. Since
SmartThings was acquired by Samsung in August 2014, the team has tripled
in size, tripled developer activity from a community of over 10,000, and
has one of the largest ecosystems of compatible devices. SmartThings is
headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and operates independently as a wholly
owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
(SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design
and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, mobile
products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, IT and home appliance
products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. and one of
America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more,
please visit www.samsung.com.

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