SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit
The centerpiece of the connected home is one piece of hardware — the smart hub. The SmartThings Hub can connect to SmartThings’ own devices as well as third-party Z-Wave and Zigbee devices. Products that can connect to the SmartThings hub include motion sensors, presence sensors, moisture sensors, locks, garage door openers, speakers, lights, and much more.
The Samsung SmartThings home monitoring kit includes a Samsung SmartThings Hub, two multipurpose sensors, one motion sensor and one SmartThings-controlled outlet. The hub connects to your home’s wi-fi router for internet connectivity, and with its iOS, Android and Windows apps, you can easily control and monitor your home from anywhere in the world; automate lights and electronics; and create a safer, more efficient home that is set to your own preferences. You can even keep an eye on things when you pair a compatible camera with your video-ready SmartThings hub.
The SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit is available for $225.00 from both Best Buy and Amazon. For those of you that would rather build your home automation system a la carte, the SmartThings Hub alone is $99.