Samsung outs SmartThings V2 and Smart Home Monitor service, updates sensors – Android Community
The IFA 2015 really seems to be all about the Internet of Things, smart things, home automation, or just about anything related to building a “smart home“. I guess we can now say the smart home era has officially begun, what with the numerous smart plugs or kits and smart home appliances being introduced. At this year’s tech even in Berlin, we’ve seen the SLEEPsense sleep tracker from Samsung and LG’s SmartThinQ Sensor and AllJoyn technology. Samsung has also showed off the new SmartThings Hub V2 that aims to bring efficient home automation.
SmartThings Hub V2 is now available in the United States complete with an additional battery that you may only need after ten hours. It costs only $99. The Hub V2 also offers other offline features you can use even without the Internet. Samsung has also updated the sensors (price range is now between $30 to $55) and the SmartThings-branded products now look sleeker and smaller. They’re also now easier to install and comes with livestreaming, video monitoring, and more home security features.
The South Korean giant also gladly introduced the Smart Home Monitor service. All information and notifications you want to see, you can set on your phone via the compatible app. The SmartThings sensors showcased at the IFA can be monitored on the Android app so you can see what’s happening whenever and wherever.
SmartThings Hub V2 will be ready in the UK next month this September 10 while the rest of Europe next year for only £99 and £199 for the Starter Kit.