What is SmartThings and how does it work?

Today, everything is smart and connected, controlled via an application, so why not connect it under one system? That’s probably what Samsung said years ago when it came up with its platform SmartThings.

In the SmartThings platform, Samsung connects both its own devices and allows the connection of other compatible devices as well. In this way, you can control virtually the entire household, control it via mobile phone, tablet, watch, PC or even by voice, and set automatic start-ups at the same time.

Download the app and have everything under control.

And what does the SmartThings system really mean?

  • Control of an intelligent house – control of lights, control of temperature, air conditioning
  • Device control – for example, TV, music, but also refrigerators and various other devices
  • Automation – sleep and right devices under specified conditions
  • Monitoring of the location via SmartTag – mete follows

If the device is supported?

SmartThings is able to connect devices from both Samsung and other companies with the Works with SmartThings label. Samsung is directly supported and is listed in the application, where there are over 200 of them, but it also connects to a wider range of devices.

This is because SmartThings does not need its own hub to control the devices themselves, there is local Wi-Fi and you can directly connect to the devices and control them. But despite this, Samsung has its own hub, which expands support and even connects to devices withZ-Wave and Zigbee protocols. In addition, Samsung joined the universal communication platform Matter, which gradually supports things and becomes a standard.

For example, in addition to all Samsung devices from TVs, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, showers, air conditioners, SmartThings can also be connected to, for example, Nest blinds, Philips Hue bulbs or Nanoleaf RGB lighting.

Support is great, and if you get into SmartThings, you’ll pay to support and target devices and companies. the more supported devices you have, the more you will be able to control from one application.

And how does SmartThings control work?

For example, the most basic connection is with a Samsung TV, where you can use your mobile phone as a control for the TV, in the basic form of switching programs, volume and menu navigation, as well as higher functions with TV background mapping or sleep applications. In addition, you can also broadcast the image directly from your mobile phone to the TV.

The connection with a washing machine, sink, refrigerator is similarly simple, but this is only offered if you know how to connect compatible lamps and lighting and not only know how to turn them on and off, but you can adjust the intensity and colors and thus create the necessary lighting for a certain activity. You know that automatically. For example, when watching a movie, you can dim the lights or draw the curtains and create the necessary atmosphere.

In the same way, if your mobile phone rings while you are watching TV, you can leave it on silent, or stop various other devices so that they do not disturb you.

SmartThings also allows charging times and, for example, at a certain hour in the morning, you know the animals will turn on the light. Possibly also start a kvovar. Similarly, you know full air conditioning or heating. The application also allows a connection with the calendar, which can then notify you of due things, for example, through the TV or speakers.

You can also fully automatic training from other devices. Even if you have to take care of the brush or the suik manually, Samsung doesn’t show the robots yet, but at least you will get a notification from them when they finish their work.

The offer also includes automatic locks for easy unlocking, bells, hobs, sinks, smoke and water detectors. But even if your device is not in the offer, you can use the switch on and off via the control box, or there is even a mechanical switch that you can press on a button.

Finally, Samsung’s SmartTag also works via SmartThings, which allows you to simply find it after attaching it to an object, e.g. Or if you keep it in your car, you will be guided where it is parked. Of course, you can also use it for your suitcase on vacation, or you know that there is an animal at home, and you don’t have it in case of need. Be careful though, it’s not GPS tracking, just guessing via Bluetooth or UWB on your Galaxy phones.

In addition, the SmartThings application itself also allows for deeper connections, such as taking care of pets, it also has a section for cooking and recipes, taking care of clothes or even music synchronization.

Don’t do it all with a stock offer, because Samsung also has a whole vvojrske center. SmartThings also has its API and users, developers and companies use the application functions and add their solutions, or their applications, which will control their devices.

And through the SmartThings device control?

Samsung has its own SmartThings application for control, which offers a beautiful design and a wide range of options that apply to the given device. You know everything by touching the display from one place.

The application works both from a mobile phone and from a TV, but also via the web and connects to the car via Android Auto.

By the way, if you like to chat with devices, the platform is compatible with Samsung’s Bixby assistant, but also with Alexa and Google Assistant. So you have two signals through one of these systems. English speaking is needed there.

And for whom is the platform ideal?

SmartThings is a platform that you can best use if you have enough Samsung devices, which can then expand and add other supported devices. You can get more out of them.

You can find more about the platform at Samsung strnkeor even your own smarthings.com website.

Source: Sector.sk by www.sector.sk.

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