Samsung SmartThings Hub, 2nd Generation

January 23, 2016 - Comment

SmartThings lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from anywhere in the world. The heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub will connect all of your different smart locks, lights, outlets, thermostats, and more and let you control them from the free SmartThings app. Receive notifications about what’s happening in and

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SmartThings lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from anywhere in the world. The heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub will connect all of your different smart locks, lights, outlets, thermostats, and more and let you control them from the free SmartThings app. Receive notifications about what’s happening in and around your home and use your smartphone to remotely control your home’s security, energy usage, lighting, and more. Since SmartThings is compatible with a wide variety of smart devices from different companies, once you have the SmartThings Hub and the free app for iOS, Android, or Windows, you can add as many additional SmartThings sensors or other popular Z-Wave, ZigBee, or Internet-connected products as you want to enhance your connected home. The Samsung SmartThings Hub works in the US and Canada.

Product Features

  • The SmartThings Hub lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from anywhere, Stay connected to loved one’s
  • Automate your home’s lighting and save money on energy costs
  • Simple Set-up
  • Controlled through your smart phone with SmartThings app
  • Range: More than 50-ft, Power Source: In-wall AC (100-240V)

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

Must be willing to tinker I have to say the overall potential for the Hub v2 is fantastic. Unfortunately, this is not a turn key solution. You won’t be able to make use of that potential in the state that this device has been released, you need to be willing to go into the Community forums and find what you are looking for.Here’s an example: SmartThings sells Kwikset locks through their marketplace. They also list it as a supported device. What they don’t say is that you won’t be able to use ALL of the features the lock is capable of, primarily PIN code management, which is a basic feature on pretty much every other competitor. You can only view the status of the lock and lock/unlock the device. Luckily the community comes to the rescue here and a custom application is available to “unlock” these features.Next there’s the issue of device support. I was actually surprised that not all US based Z-Wave devices were supported. I thought that was a requirement to get…

Mark R says:

Great step forward for SmartThings EDIT: Using the API to switch locations does not work well and will cause some issues. Use the SmartThings recommended method of excluding then joining the new network. Also, I had some issues getting my garage door to function properly as it did with the first generation. I had to use the templates in the API for garage door monitor and controller to set as my SmartApps to be able to use them. Not sure if this is something only I experienced or if its across the board for the new app/hub. Ultimately, I was able to get it to function properly after some work.In the photos the second generation hub is on the left and the first generation hub is on the right.I purchased the new hub through the SmartThings customer loyalty promo which included a motion sensor and open/close sensor. The new SmartThings hub was a breeze to set up. Being a first generation user, I already had the application on my phone. From there, I went to the location page in the application,…

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