Recent Articles

November 18, 2013

#IoT: Adding Value to People’s Lives

Speaking to a crowd at TEDxSF's Connected Reality event last week, SmartThings' CTO Jeff Hagins explains how the Internet of Things is more than just a geeky plot to introduce additional software to the world, but rather something that is going to add real, meaningful value to people's lives.
November 12, 2013

A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet of Things

A #loT lot of people are talking about the Internet of Things. But you're not one of them, 'cause you don't understand it. That's because one of the biggest issues facing the Internet of Things is explaining what the Internet of Things is. (more…)
November 11, 2013

What We Believe In

In the near future, it will be possible to communicate with nearly every device in your home. More importantly, the value to be derived from communicating with these previously dumb, lifeless things will far outweigh the investment necessary to learn their language. These things will be able to capture data, communicate vital information to us that we wouldn’t otherwise know, and perform actions when different events occur. And when enough of these devices are connected to the Internet, you will be able to choreograph them to work together based on your specific needs. While many people have labeled this forthcoming revolution the “Internet of Things,” a more accurate description is the “Programmable World.” (more…)
November 11, 2013

Part 2: The Aftermath & The Future

In the second of a two-part series, David describes arriving at his house during Hurricane Sandy, and how he plans to use SmartThings to protect his property from dangers and damages moving forward. (more…)
November 8, 2013

Part 1: A Connected Home & A Race Against Time

In the first of a two-part series, a SmartThings user describes how he uses SmartThings to monitor and control his home away from home, and races back to try and save his property from a devastating hurricane. (more…)