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Professional Monitoring through Scout Alarm

We’re excited to announce the launch of a 24/7 professional home monitoring service with Scout Alarm. With this integration, you can enhance how you monitor and secure your home by dispatching the police in response to a home break-in.

The Deets
When you receive an incident through the Smart Home Monitor feature of the SmartThings app that shows unexpected entry in your home, you can choose to dismiss it or respond yourself. If you don’t disarm Smart Home Monitor within 90 seconds, a UL-certified dispatcher from Scout will call you to see if you’d like them to dispatch the police.

This new premium feature only requires the Samsung SmartThings Hub and compatible open/closed sensors.


The Deal
SmartThings 24/7 professional home monitoring service with Scout will be available for $19.99 per month.

To sign up, tap the Main Menu on the first screen within Smart Home Monitor (it’s the three dots in the top-right-hand corner). Then tap Configure (if you have an iPhone) or Setup (if you have an Android). You’ll then see an option for Scout Alarm. Tap to see step-by-step instructions to register for a new Scout Alarm account.

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How To Set Up the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

The Home Monitoring Kit has everything you need to start monitoring, controlling, and securing your home from anywhere.

It allows you to protect your home more affordably than a traditional home security system, get immediate alerts if there’s unexpected entry or motion in your home, and control your home from the palm of your hand.

Here’s how you set it up:

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Setup from SmartThings on Vimeo.

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New in the Shop: The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro

output_XqAGw2One of the great features of the new Samsung SmartThings Hub is the ability to connect a camera to see what’s happening in your home when you’re away. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is available for purchase in our Shop!

A perfect companion to the brand-new Home Monitoring Kit, the SmartCam allows you to check in from anywhere to view live-streaming video footage of your home. You can also get instant alerts with accompanying video-clip footage whenever unexpected events occur, as detected by SmartThings-connected devices.

phone2Unlike other home monitoring solutions, SmartThings only captures video clips whenever an unexpected event occurs, so you can maintain privacy while having complete peace of mind.

Here are a few of the many things that are possible with Samsung SmartThings and the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro:
• See that your kids return home safely from school
• Check in to see if your dog is on the couch
• Capture video footage if there’s unexpected entry or motion
• Make sure the dog walker or service provider arrived
• Check in on what your pet is doing
• …and so much more

Video clips will eventually be a premium feature within Smart Home Monitor but are available in beta as a free trial through 2015. After the free trial, a premium version of Smart Home Monitor, which includes video clips, will be available for $4.99 per month. Live streaming will always be free.

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