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Samsung SmartThings Hub FAQ (the info you need!)

Samsung SmartThings Hub FAQ (the info you need!)

Samsung SmartThings is at the forefront of Smart Home automation. Samsung SmartThings has developed a line of products ranging from home security window and door sensors to smart cameras, tracking devices, sensors (contact, motion, water leak), bulbs, outlets (plugs), speakers, door locks and buttons.

Samsung has developed these products to integrate with many other home automation manufacturers like Philips Hue, Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Honeywell, Z-Wave, Zigbee, Arlo, Ecobee, Schlage and many more.

Samsung has really developed a number of ways to integrate all these options under one multi-faceted Samsung SmartThings Hub.

In the meantime, you can watch Brian from Automate Your Life talk about the future of Samsung SmartThings here:

We hope that you get the information you need from our Frequently Asked Questions on the Samsung SmartThings Hub.

Samsung SmartThings Hub

The Samsung SmartThings Hub is one of the most powerful smart home automation hubs on the market.

Samsung is continually developing new products and new ways to integrate with the plethora of smart home devices on the market.

The potential of connecting to a device over WiFi, Z-Wave or Zigbee communication protocols is far-reaching and gives you the versatility to allow for a safe and reliable network.

There have been suggestions that the SmartThings Hub does not provide you with local control over your devices, especially when compared to the Hubitat Elevation Hub.

I have written about Hubitat Elevation and the platform 2.2.7 update in this article. Check it out!

The answer is that the SmartThings platform of devices such as buttons, alarm sensors, and functions such as scheduling can function without WiFi after it’s been set up. This is powerful considering that Samsung can connect to so many other Z-Wave and Zigbee devices on the market.

If you are looking to start out your smart home, you should consider the SmartThings ecosystem.

Samsung has been generating new and exciting features and products that help manage your smart home. The SmartThings Hub could be an essential smart hub in your home.

compatible with a wide range of smart devicesrequires wired internet to work
works with android and smartphonesdoes not support Nest smart thermostat

Samsung SmartThings Hub 2nd Gen

The Samsung SmartThings Hub 2nd generation is still supported by Samsung. So, if you’re in the market, this might be an economical option.

Check the images below for your product reference and setup!

Wrap Up

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