Tag: Home & Family

How Our Family Uses SmartThings

“Our family lives in a full house with a lot going on: There are two parents, two kids, one cat, and one dog. We have been using SmartThings for about a year now to help keep our girls safe and keep our family on track. Read More

Hello, Smart Home: Sid & Kokil

When Sid and Kokil first moved to their new neighborhood, they heard some strange noises from the surrounding hills late at night. They turned to SmartThings to help monitor and secure their home from unwanted visitors–including the wild coyotes in the area (eek!). Read More

Smart Home for the Holidays: Day 8

Step 1: Tell your kids that Santa always knows when they’ve been naughty or nice.

Step 2: Tell you kids that Santa will magically change the color of the (Philips hue) light bulbs in your their room to either green or red if they’ve been good or bad that day.

Step 3: For optimum results, we recommend not telling your children that Santa doesn’t exist, and that you’re actually using the Philips hue Mood Lighting SmartApp in the free SmartThings app to do this.

Step 4: Continue this parenting theme to encompass other holidays and mystical gift-bringing demigods, and watch as your kids blossom into model citizens.


In honor of this merriest of months, we’re doing a little something we call Smart Home for the Holidays. Be sure to check back each day for a new use case and illustration!

Related: Check out this customer story from Bryan to see how he and his wife use SmartThings and Philips hue to make parenting a little easier.

From Condo Renter to Homeowner: A SmartThings Journey

As Alison and her boyfriend Jeff have increased their living space, they’ve also enhanced their SmartThings setup. While they use SmartThings each day to secure their home and save them money on energy bills, the most memorable time they’ve relied on SmartThings has come on a night when they least expected to need it. Read More