Late last year Samsung and RACV announced that Smasung SmartThings would be available to those living in the world’s most liveable city (2011-2017, 2nd 2018), Melbourne. Today they have announced, after experiencing strong demand and positive feedback from the Melbourne launch, the availability of SmartThings to the rest of the country.
Samsung SmartThings is a home hub that can wirelessly connect compatible smart devices including appliances, TVs, smartphones, tablets and many IoT devices. The SmartThings app is then used to control all of these devices.
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.Eric Chou of Samsung
Australians throughout the country will be able to purchase the Smart Home Starter Kit through RACV for $299 + $13.50 P&H. Melbourne metro folks will be able to purchase the kit with installation included for $378. The RACV Smart Home Starter Kit includes:
- 1 x SmartThings Wi-Fi hub
- 2 x SmartThings multipurpose sensors
- 3 x SmartThings motion sensors
Other devices compatible include LIFX and Philips Hue globes, Arlo cameras, Yale locks and Ring doorbells. For the full list head on over to the Samsung SmartThings website. Unfortunately just because a device is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee or Z-wave it does not mean it is compatible with the SmartThings hub. A device needs to be certified before it will work with the hub but the list is continually growing.
To get your own RACV Smart Home Starter Kit head to the RACV website and check out which option is best for you.