Tag: SmartSense Multi sensor

Better Parenting with SmartThings

Bryan purchased SmartThings to help automate his lights, save energy, and control the temperature in his home from anywhere. But over time, the greatest benefit of SmartThings has been one that he never expected: helping he and his busy wife with their two young children. Read More

SmartThings iOS Version 1.6.5 + Temperature Calibration

photoWe’ve just released a new version of the SmartThings iOS app that’s available for free download in the iTunes store! In addition, we also recently released a new feature that’s designed to improve the temperature readings for SmartSense Multi sensors.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s what:

• iOS version 1.6.5 includes several minor UI enhancements and updates to improve the general stability and overall performance of the app

• In addition, we’ve also updated and improved icon pickers to help people customize and identify their different connected devices

calibWe’ve also just released a new feature for both Android and iOS to help improve the quality of the readings on your SmartThings devices that record temperature (the new SmartSense Moisture, SmartSense Open/Closed, and SmartSense Motion sensors; and the SmartSense Multi sensor).

Since some customers have reported that their sensors often record temperatures that are consistently a few degrees off from other thermometers, we’ve enabled a Temperature Calibration feature that allows you to select a consistent offset. As an example, if your Multi consistently reports a temperature that is 4 degrees warmer than nearby thermometers, you’d enter in “-4″ in this field. If it’s 3 degrees colder, you’d enter “3.” This way, your Multi will always report the correct temperature. 

[VIDEO] Hello, Smart Home: Daniel

Welcome to our third installment of “Hello, Smart Home,” a new video series where we head inside customers’ houses and apartments to see how they’re using SmartThings to secure their homes, gain peace of mind, and fit their lifestyle.

Today, we meet Daniel, a product manager who rents a unit in an old, historic rowhouse with his wife and German shepherd. C’mon inside and watch as Daniel shows off some cool new features–including our Dropcam integration. Read More