Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has launched its SmartThings smart home ecosystem in Canada.
The new SmartThings app detects and pairs with compatible devices, and connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices, enabling them to work together within a smart home. In addition to working with a variety of Samsung products, like the new Galaxy Note9, Tab S4, Watch, Family Hub refrigerator, and FlexSystem laundry collection, Samsung SmartThings also works with a selection of compatible third-party products, including the Ring video doorbell and the ecobee smart thermostat. Once set up, all devices can be controlled within a single app.
"At Samsung, we're committed to bringing Canadians innovative products that provide meaningful convenience and uninterrupted connectivity," says Jennifer Safruk, Vice President of Sales and Product Management, Mobile at Samsung Canada. "With our comprehensive portfolio of connected devices, we are uniquely positioned to offer Canadians a way to manage their connected ecosystem of devices, whether controlling the lights, TV, temperature, and even home appliances."
"Automations" can be customized to match a consumer's routines. For instance, running the ‘good morning' scene turns on lights, turns off the air conditioner, and starts the coffee maker at a desired time. Compatible devices are easily detected by, and paired with, the SmartThings app, and it's simple to share profiles among all family members.
Key Samsung SmartThings products will include the SmartThings Hub, which connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and make them work together; SmartThings Wifi, a 2-in-1 Mesh Wi-Fi router that includes the functionality of the SmartThings Hub, allowing for connectivity among a home's devices; the SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor, which detects whether doors and windows are open or closed as well as monitors temperature and vibration, allowing the home to react using "automations" set up in the SmartThings app; the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor, which keep tabs on the home and alerts when movement is detected; the SmartThings Water Leak Sensor, which advises if there's a leak and turns off connected devices based on moisture detection, like a dishwasher or washing machine; the SmartThings Outlet for controlling traditional lamps, electronics and small appliances; and the SmartThings Button for controlling connected devices at the touch of a button with three programmable triggers.