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March 31, 2015

Update: SmartThings Hub & Hardware V2

Earlier this year we announced that we’ll soon unveil the next generation of the SmartThings Hub and several sensors. We wanted to provide a quick update on our progress to date. (more…)
January 6, 2015

[VIDEO] 2015 CES Opening Keynote Address

In case you missed it last night, SmartThings CEO, Alex Hawkinson, joined Samsung Electronics' President and CEO, BK Yoon, on stage to deliver the opening keynote address that officially started the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. You can watch the full presentation below (Hawkinson enters at 29:15). And for a full recap of what Hawkinson announced, check out our coverage from the event last night.
January 5, 2015

New Hardware, Premium Services, and Integrations

To kick off this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, SmartThings CEO, Alex Hawkinson, joined Samsung's president and CEO, BK Yoon, on stage to deliver an opening keynote address focused on the future of the Internet of Things. (more…)
December 18, 2014

SmartThings Virtual Snowball Fight

Warning: If you want to do anything at all productive with the rest of your day, stop reading and delete this screen right now. If not, read on... (more…)
December 1, 2014

Limited-Time Offer: SmartThings Exclusive Holiday Kit ($169)

Whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one, there's never been a better time to save on SmartThings: For three days only, we're offering our brand-new Holiday Kit for just $169–a $30 savings off the retail price. The Holiday Kit includes everything you need to start controlling and monitoring your home from anywhere in the world, specifically: • 1 SmartThings Hub (which TIME magazine just named the second-best gadget of 2014) • 1 SmartPower Outlet • 1 SmartSense Open/Closed sensor With the Holiday Kit, you can: • Control and automate lights, electronics, and small appliances from anywhere using your smartphone • Get immediate alerts if doors, windows, cabinets, or drawers open unexpectedly • Secure dangerous, off-limit, or valuable areas of your home • Save energy by triggering lights and appliances to turn off when you leave • Automatically turn on a light on or off when people come and go • Oh, and this. ...but be sure to hurry, because this deal will melt at 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, December 3.  
November 5, 2014

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. (more…)
July 18, 2014

A Simple Gadget Creates the Smart Home of the Future

In a story republished from his blog, Daniel Root describes how he's using SmartThings to bring intelligence into every corner of his home, creating a smart home custom to his lifestyle. (more…)
July 8, 2014

Lightning Crashes, a Family Gets Smart About Sewage Backup

After a father and his family are hit with a sewage backup during a thunderstorm, he sets up a foolproof water-detection solution using SmartThings, and it saves him from a second flood later that week. (more…)
July 8, 2014

New Item in the SmartThings Shop: Lighting Automation Kit

The brand-new SmartThings Lighting Automation Kit makes it a breeze to control and automate your lights, electronics, and small appliances from anywhere. (more…)
July 7, 2014

New Item in the SmartThings Shop: Water Detection Kit

[caption id="attachment_4669" align="alignright" width="360"] Prevent minor leaks from turning into major headaches with the SmartThings Water Detection Kit[/caption] We know how devastating a minor leak can be if it goes undetected. Three years ago, SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson discovered that a leaky pipe had caused his entire vacation home to flood. By the time he and his family discovered the damage, his porch and basement were rotting, and his home had endured $80,000 worth of structural damage. Had he been alerted as soon as his pipe started leaking, he could have saved his family's home and personal belongings. To make sure this wouldn't happen again, Alex came up with the idea for SmartThings. Our brand-new Water Detection Kit is the easiest and most affordable way to prevent a little headache from turning into a major disaster. Simply place each of the two included SmartSense Moisture sensors in areas of your home susceptible to water leaks or water entry and receive an immediate alert on your smartphone at the first sign of excess moisture. For less than $200 (a $9 savings versus purchasing the products individually) and fewer than 15 minutes, the SmartThings Water Detection Kit offers you invaluable peace of mind. The Water Detection Kit includes: • 1 SmartThings Hub • 2 SmartSense Moisture sensors To learn how other customers are using SmartThings to prevent water damage in their homes, check out these stories: • Avoiding Costly Water Damage in Your Home • SmartThings Smells Trouble • The Great Flood