Sam­sung SmartThings

T3 - - Smart Home Essentials -

Like Hive, this is a fam­ily of prod­ucts con­trolled from a spe­cific SmartThings hub. It’s mostly fo­cused on sen­sors – in­clud­ing mo­tion sen­sors, mois­ture, door and win­dow sen­sors, and a ‘pres­ence’ sen­sor that some­one car­ries to tell you when they en­ter or leave the house. There is a more ac­tive de­vice, in the form of a smart power plug.

How­ever, un­like Hive, there’s a range of smart home prod­ucts from other man­u­fac­tur­ers that are com­pat­i­ble with the sys­tem, in­clud­ing cam­eras, lights and speak­ers. These can all be con­trolled and linked through the SmartThings app for iOS and An­droid, and can be set to trig­ger each other au­to­mat­i­cally.

It doesn’t have its own voice com­mand op­tion, but you can con­trol a SmartThings setup via Google Home (and Google As­sis­tant on your phone) and Ama­zon Echo.

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