Samsung Electronics has launched its smart home kit ‘SmartThings’ Australia-wide, citing “high national demand” after preliminary release to Victorian residents in December.
The SmartThings kit – made in collaboration with RACV – turns a house into a smart home by wirelessly connecting multiple compatible third-party devices e.g. security lights, smart fridges, TVs, soundbars and speakers, smart lights, locks plus more.
Once connected, the devices can be managed via Samsung’s SmartThings app.
Compatible smart home devices include the likes of Philips Hue lights, Arlo security cameras, Ring video doorbells, plus other SmartThings sensors (e.g. water leak).
The ‘Smart Home Starter Kit’ is available to purchase Australia-wide exclusively from RACV as a self-installed offer for $299 + $13.50 postage & handling.
Back in December, the kit launched to Victorian residents for $378, inclusive of professional installation and “basic training” from an RACV SmartThings specialist.
Residents in the Melbourne metro area (postcodes 3000-3210) will still retain the option of professional installation.
Regardless of installation option, the Smart Home Starter Kit will include:
- 1 x SmartThings Wi-Fi hub
- 2 x SmartThings multipurpose sensors
- 3 x SmartThings motion sensors
Used in conjunction with the SmartThings Wi-Fi hub, users can access the SmartThings mobile app to manage connected home devices and compatible voice assistants from “just about anywhere in the country.”
“The benefit of SmartThings and Samsung’s growing portfolio of connected products is that they can operate and integrate with a range of compatible products from other brands,” asserts Eric Chou, Samsung Australia Head of Category Management – IT and Mobile.
Further information and a list of compatible third-party products is available on Samsung’s website here.