We’ve just released an updated version of the SmartThings iOS app, and it’s now available for free download in the iTunes store. Read More
We’re excited to announce that five new devices are now compatible with the SmartThings open platform.
Each of these new devices will now appear in the SmartThings app under the Things category of SmartSetup. To connect them to your SmartThings Hub and account, simply tap “Connect New Device” in SmartSetup.
Recently named one of the world’s 50-most innovative companies by Fast Company, Cree’s connected LED bulb can be now automated, controlled, and monitored directly from the SmartThings app.
The bulb has an estimated yearly cost of only $1.27, and will save homeowners and renters an average of $127 on electricity bills during its 25,000-hour lifetime. Best of all, with a cost of $14.97 at most Home Depot stores, the Connected Cree LED Bulb is just about the most affordable smart bulb on the market.
The Fibaro Motion sensor is a Z-Wave device that will notify SmartThings customers whenever there’s unexpected motion in their home, while also monitoring temperature, light, and acceleration.
The device features an LED indicator on the front, and can illuminate different colors depending on whether motion or acceleration is detected. With a diameter of just 44-millimeters, its small size and sleek white frame will simultaneously blend in to the background of your home, while also keeping an eye on it.
The Fibaro Door/Window sensor is a SmartThings-compatible Z-Wave device that can send you a notification when a door, window, cabinet, safe, garage door, or other object is opened or closed.
By integrating the Fibaro Door/Window sensor with your SmartThings setup, you can do things like know when kids come home from school and automatically turn on the lights, be alerted if there’s unexpected entry in your home and trigger an alarm to blare, secure dangerous or off-limit areas of your home like cleaning supply cabinets, and gain peace of mind by knowing when people come and go.
The Fibaro Flood sensor is a SmartThings-compatible Z-Wave device that can detect water and send you an immediate alert on your smartphone if moisture is detected where it doesn’t belong. It can also measure temperature and send you notifications if the temperature rises above or drops below a certain level.
By integrating the Fibaro Flood sensor with SmartThings, you can do things like automatically shut off a water valve if there’s a leak, ring an alarm to notify you of a little water before it becomes a big problem, or automatically turn on a space heater or window A/C unit in response to unexpectedly hot or cold temperatures in areas of your home like a basement or study.
The WeMo Smart LED Bulb is a SmartThings-compatible ZigBee bulb that can be connected directly to your SmartThings Hub without the need for the WeMo Link bridge. In addition to being able to turn your lights on and off remotely, you can also dim and brighten this bulb.
SmartThings customers can turn their WeMo lights on and off from anywhere to make it look like they’re home, adjust them to set the mood, or automate them to come on and off at set times or when different events occur (such as a person arriving home or motion ceasing in a room).
The WeMo Smart LED bulb has an average annual cost of just $1.14 and an average life expectancy of 23 years–so you may want to include it in your will.
As you move from just a few devices to a more complete smart home, the number of connected “Things” in your app will expand. Here are two really useful tips to help you organize and manage your individual smart things.
We’ve just released a new version of the SmartThings iOS app that’s available for free download in the iTunes store! This new version includes a handful of new features, as well as lots of fixes designed to improve overall performance.
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new:
• A series of UI updates to optimize the app for iPhone 6 and 6+
• When a Hub isn’t connected to an account, users will now get an alert on their Dashboard and Things screens
And here are some improvements we’ve made:
• Fixed: Background image sometimes extends too far down left menu
• Fixed: When pairing select devices, the app will say it found a device but it is not a the correct device (displays unknown device)
• Fixed: Privacy Settings > Camera Off: Black screen/no messaging displays when attempting to use camera with camera privacy toggled
• Fixed: SmartSetup briefly flashes on screen before bringing the user to the Dashboard after Smart App configuration.
• Fixed: Left menu top nav does not fill the space to the right
• Fixed: Typo in warning screen if you attempt to add a phone as a mobile presence that is already a mobile presence
• Added: Manager Users: Success notification after inviting additional user
• Fixed: Inconsistent Keyboard behavior during logged out experience.
• Fixed: After first device, Not Yet Configured count doesn’t update after pairing until you exit SmartSetup
• Fixed: Pairing a new device from SmartApp won’t automatically select the paired device
• Fixed: Cropping custom photo for Device/Group photo layout issues on iPhone 6/6+
• Fixed: Getting Started Experience layout issues on iPhone 6/6+
• Fixed: Left Tray: “Currently mode is set to” not updating in realtime with mode changes
• Fixed: Holding and pressing the Shop Now icon causes the app to crash 100% of the time
• Fixed: Hub offline alert view shows multiple times per location
• Fixed: Custom location image does not scale to fill iPhone 6/6+
• Fixed: Z-Wave include mode is not restarted after a device joins
• Increased: Spacing between multiple line event center events
• Fixed: Crasher occurs when you change your password
• Fixed: Close button for group naming popup is in the wrong spot
• Fixed: Dropcam image viewer not working
• Fixed: Recently feed does not fill out entire screen on iPhone 6+
You train your dog. Some of you may even train your thermostat. But imagine if you could train your locks, lights, electronics, and the other things in your home to start learning your daily patterns and automatically react to your preferences. With the Hello, Home feature of the SmartThings app, you can. Read More
One of the central features of the SmartThings app experience is the Dashboard. As the name implies, the Dashboard offers you a quick overview of what is happening in and around your home.
We wanted to take a few minutes to guide brand-new customers through the Dashboard set up process, and offer existing customers some helpful tips and shortcuts so that you can customize your Dashboard. Read More
One of the main new features of the enhanced SmartThings app experience is SmartSetup. SmartSetup is where customers can go to add new devices to their SmartThings account, set up notifications to know when important things happen, trigger actions to take place automatically, and discover new ways to use SmartThings. Read More