Tag: Works with SmartThings

Wishes Granted with Genie and SmartThings

In 1954 the Genie® garage door opener became the world’s first mass-produced radio-controlled garage door opener remote. Fast forward over half a century, Genie granted wishes to consumers allowing them to monitor their garage door from anywhere with its Aladdin Connect® Enabled Smart Garage Door Openers. Now, Genie makes its next innovative leap by becoming a Works With SmartThings certified partner, joining SmartThings powerful connected ecosystem.

Similar to SmartThings commitment to bringing smart functionality and capabilities everywhere consumers want it to be, Genie is committed to putting the homeowner first with the next generation of innovations.

Through Genie’s Aladdin Connect and SmartThings, homeowners can receive real-time alerts and open and close their garage door from anywhere in the world with their smartphone. Now, SmartThings users can tell their smart speaker to open or close the garage door, set up a geo-tag to recognize entry to the driveway so the door will open, and many other easy to use smart options, putting users in control of how they gain or grant access to their home.

Further, the SmartThings integration grants autonomous features, like automatically closing the garage door after a set amount of minutes, or incorporating into a SmartThings Scene to shut down when a connected home is headed into night mode. Other safety features include automatically opening the garage door if smoke is detected in the home, and notifying and opening itself if CO levels reach a dangerous threshold.

Building on our recent integration with Mercedes-Benz, we’re enhancing the car-to-home and home-to-car experiences with new features that will launch in the coming months. Through SmartThings, users will soon be able to enable a garage door to open, start their car, and eventually set the car to back itself out. According to research, 3 out of every 4 homeowners with garages use their garage daily. Given that the majority of homeowners use the garage as the primary entrance to their home, the garage door is a critical part of a smart home system. We’re thrilled for the tens of millions of Genie users to enhance their connected homes and join the SmartThings family.

Feel Safe at Home in the New Year with Arlo

In our ongoing quest to enhance our ecosystem of compatible devices, we are pleased to announce a new version of the Works With SmartThings integration, built in partnership with Arlo. The integration rounds out our portfolio of home security products by letting you connect to any Arlo device1, including their latest security products.

Beyond adding support for more Arlo devices, this new integration enhances the overall user experience with improved stability and reduced latency so you can get faster access to your camera recordings or video doorbell feed. Users will still be able to enjoy the same features they most commonly use, such as turning all Arlo cameras on/off when arming/disarming the SmartThings Home Monitor, or using the Arlo camera sound sensor to trigger a siren or get lights to turn on, and more.

The process is simple to integrate Arlo with SmartThings, and users will be able to leverage powerful Automations and Scenes to create rich personalized connected home experiences. For example, keeping an eye on the nursery from your Samsung TV with an Arlo Baby camera, or connecting your Arlo video doorbell to answer the door from your Samsung Family Hub fridge.

During this new normal where we spend a lot more time at home, we are committed to bringing smart functionality and capabilities everywhere you want it to be, and partnerships like Arlo help us meet your needs of personalizing your home — whether it’s giving you peace of mind that your home is protected inside and out, or bringing you the convenience of knowing exactly when your packages arrive.

1 Arlo Go and Audio Doorbell are not supported by the integration.

Your Home: Now Smarter with NVIDIA SHIELD + SmartThings

After announcing SmartThings Link – the key to unlocking your NVIDIA SHIELD TV as a SmartThings Hub – in September, we’re excited to update our community that now, you’ll be able to find it standalone or offered in a bundle with SHIELD TV for $214.98 at Best Buy. You can also purchase the SmartThings Link in our SmartThings Shop.

Only SHIELD and SmartThings Link can control your entertainment and smart home with this range of products and entertainment options, all in one device. You don’t carry an mp3 player, flashlight, flip phone and pager anymore, so why buy a smart speaker, media streamer and separate smart hub? With SHIELD, you get all the functionality of smart home devices that work with SmartThings and your Google Assistant, plus hundreds of thousands of entertainment options – from movies to music and TV shows to games.

How Does SmartThings Work With Shield?


There are hundreds of Works With SmartThings devices and countless possibilities when it comes to setting up your smart home. SmartThings Link adds both ZigBee and Z-Wave support to SHIELD, two low-power wireless protocols optimized for battery operated smart devices that help expand the ecosystem of devices in the SmartThings world. Motion, door, window, and water leak, arrival sensors and more are all very important battery-operated devices that depend on these low power protocols.

With the Google Assistant now available on SHIELD, you can also control all these devices with your voice. And with your Google Assistant’s natural voice recognition, it’s easier than ever before. Once you’ve setup your SmartThings Link and configured the devices, all it takes is an “Ok Google” followed by “turn off the lights,” “set the thermostat to 72 degrees,” or “turn on the <insert what you’ve named your smart device here>.”

SmartThings also works with Amazon Alexa, so if you have an Amazon Echo or Dot, your Works With SmartThings devices can also be controlled by Amazon’s voice assistant.

 

We can’t wait for you to experience entertainment in a smarter way.

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