Tag: Doors & Locks

5 Ways to Secure Your Home with SmartThings

SmartThings lets you know what’s happening at home wherever you are—and at a fraction of the cost of traditional home security systems. It reacts automatically to potential threats and lets you customize it to protect what matters to you. Best of all, there are no complicated setups, monthly fees, or closed plans—just affordable, portable home security that you can hook up in as little as 15 minutes.

Here are five easy ways that you can use SmartThings to secure your home by making it safer and smarter. Read More

5 Ways Renters Can Create a Smart Home

Just because you didn’t drop a hefty downpayment on your home doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. From one renter to another: Here are five ways that you can transform your rental apartment, townhome, or house into a smart home that automatically reacts to your preferences each day, and saves you money each month. Read More

How to: Wire an Evolve Relay Switch

Two weeks ago, we announced a new addition to the Doors & Locks section of the SmartThings Dashboard that made it easier than ever to monitor and control your garage door. As our maker-in-residence, Danny, explained in the post’s video, you’ll need to install a relay switch to be able to open and close your garage door.

A big thanks to @RandyBenn for offering the above visual showing how you can hook up a SmartThings-compatible Evolve relay switch–which is available in our Shop. Hope this inspires a quick and easy weekend DIY project! Read More