SmartThings Expands Home Monitoring with New Smart Camera and Brings Wifi Smart Plug and Smart Bulb to Platform
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its new SmartThings Cam, designed to help families keep an eye on what matters most at home. SmartThings Cam is a smarter way to monitor a home with premium monitoring features at an approachable price. Cam combines crisp, clear detail in Full HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) wide-angle video with advanced object detection that intelligently senses motion at a moment’s notice.
With SmartThings Cam, families can easily see home from anywhere using the SmartThings app and receive notifications that intuitively distinguish between people and the motion of pets or a passing car.1 Activity zones can be set to pay closer attention to a specific area, such as notifying parents of movement in a nursery or when a pet jumps on furniture when no one is home.2
While many indoor cameras are limited to a 130-degree view, the SmartThings Cam can see more in a home during the day or night using a Full HD (1080p) 145-degree, wide-angle camera with night vision. SmartThings Cam’s wider view also has better picture quality to see and capture more detail in video using HDR technology, and two-way audio built-in allows for easy communication from a smartphone.
“We want to help families keep their connected lives simple and seamless using SmartThings to bring together hundreds of popular smart home products in one platform,” said SK Kim, Senior Director, IoT Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Our new SmartThings Cam, Wifi Smart Plug and Smart Bulb create new pathways into our smart home platform, where users will discover how everyday tasks can easily be automated.”
SmartThings Cam makes home monitoring simple with automation using the SmartThings app, users can set Works with SmartThings light bulbs to turn on when motion is detected at night, or automatically turn on activity zones when a user leaves home. Cam comes equipped with 24 hours cloud storage at no additional cost, with up the option to connect up to 4 SmartThings Cams. Premium 30-day cloud storage is also available for $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year, with the option to connect up to 8 SmartThings Cams.3
In addition to the new SmartThings Cam, Samsung is also expanding their SmartThings portfolio by introducing a SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug and SmartThings Smart Bulb4. These products join the full line of completely redesigned SmartThings Hub and sensors, which launched last year. With SmartThings Cam and Wifi Smart Plug, setup is simply and easily through your in-home Wi-Fi, a SmartThings Hub is not required.
The SmartThings Smart Bulb is the smarter and cost saving way to light a home offering personalization with warm, white light that can be dimmed and controlled with a voice assistant.5 Together with a SmartThings Hub and the SmartThings app, create personal automations such as dimming the lights for movie night or scheduling them to turn on before arriving home after dark.
With the new Wifi Smart Plug, users can make nearly every lamp, small appliance or electronic device in the home smart with a discreet, compact design and voice control support6.
Starting today, the SmartThings Cam ($89.99), SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug ($17.99) and SmartThings Smart Bulb ($9.99) are available on Samsung.com and select retailers nationwide, including Best Buy. For more information visit Samsung.com.
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SmartThings is the easiest way to turn a home into a smart home, making it simple to connect and control your devices from anywhere. As the industry leader for consumer IoT technology, SmartThings’ open platform brings together devices, developers, and services to offer one of the largest ecosystems of integrated devices, connecting over 10 million products in over 1 million homes for limitless possibilities. Founded in 2012, SmartThings is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. For more information, visit Smartthings.com. There’s potential in your everyday things
1 Examples given for context; Advanced Object Detection feature provides alerts based on person or object
2 Examples given for context; Custom Motion Detection Zone feature provides alerts based on people or objects entering a custom zone.
3 SmartThings Cam will need a Samsung SmartThings account and valid credit card to enroll in premium service.
4 A SmartThings Hub is required to operate SmartThings Smart Bulbs.
5 Compatible with Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants.
6 Compatible with Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants. Devices using a smart plug must have a manual on/off switch.
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