Samsung SmartThings

When we reviewed the original SmartThings Hub last year, we were impressed by its ability to work with multiple wireless protocols, as well as its support for user-created Smart Apps and If This Then That (IFTTT) recipes. We griped about its lack of camera support, but that didn't prevent it from earning our Editors' Choice award for home automation hubs. Samsung acquired SmartThings last year, and the new Samsung SmartThings Hub ($99) offers several improvements over the original model, including a more powerful processor with video camera support, a battery backup, and USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

Read more: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2494589,00.asp

Popular posts from this blog

Commercial Automation Leader SOMFY Joins ZigBee

Voice-controlled fully automated home

Smart home: Connected household appliances and systems on the rise, sometimes working together