SAMSUNG SmartThings Hub - £59.99 @ Currys
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SAMSUNG SmartThings Hub - £59.99 @ Currys

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Found 7th Jan
  • The heart of your SmartThings smart home
  • Connects all the smart devices around your home
  • Backup battery keeps you connected in a power cut
  • Compatible with iOS / Android / Windows Phone
The Samsung SmartThings Hub is the heart of your smart home.

It connects wirelessly with hundreds of compatible smart devices, allowing you to monitor, control and secure your home from anywhere.

With a SmartThings Hub you can connect with smart sensors, lights, locks, cameras and more to:

- Monitor your home from anywhere
- Control your home from the palm of your hand
- Secure your home and protect it from damage and danger
- Add any of the hundreds of compatible smart devices to enhance your home

Connect your entire smart home


It links all your smart tech devices together and allows you to control them all from the Smart Things app. Unlike most systems, SmartThings is compatible with other brands, so you're not limited to a single range or product type.

You can monitor cameras, check sensors and receive alerts in a single place, which makes managing even the largest and most complex smart home quick and simple.

Along with Samsung, the SmartThings Hub is compatible with products from Bose, Philips, Yale, Honeywell and many, many more.

Complete connectivity


Along with a simple Ethernet connection to get your hub online, it supports the extra-secure ZigBee wireless network, Bluetooth, Z-Wave and USB connectivity, so you can easily connect all your smart tech regardless of brand.

Fast performance


A powerful processor and optimised software ensure the Hub can handle the most expansive networks. This means you can add as many devices as you want without the need to worry about whether the hub can handle it.
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Is there a list of compatible devices anywhere?
Just bought a raspberry pi 3 and am installing openhab, but may get this instead.
abzorba7 m ago

Is there a list of compatible devices anywhere?


Join the Smartthings community. There is a wiki somewhere as well as very knowledgeable people can tell you if a particular device is compatible.
It had been this price for a while. I keep hoping it will do more and I will buy a second hub to play with in the UK.
abzorba8 m ago

Is there a list of compatible devices anywhere?


Not sure, but it's a bit moot as there's so much community compatibility (i.e. ST users make TP Link smart plugs work) that it's easier to Google the products you're interested and SmartThings and check the forum links that come up.
red_g00ner22 m ago

Just bought a raspberry pi 3 and am installing openhab, but may get this …Just bought a raspberry pi 3 and am installing openhab, but may get this instead.


If you're just starting try home assistant instead, people only migrate in one direction.
Just bear in mind that the smartthings supported stuff runs locally, and the community supported stuff in the cloud, so depends on what you are after.

I'm using loads of the Xiaomi motion sensors, door sensors and buttons.
I got one of these and have set up various stuff with it (Nest, Harmony, Hue, Harmony, etc). I've found that these aren't typical 'consumer' friendly things. I've previously done stuff with pi, etc. So I expected this to be a breeze...It's not so, and even when something has been set up, it seems to show that it is not connected.

The Nest support is 3rd party, and it kept forcing my heating off when I manually turned it on when out of the house.

The Samsung interface / options are limited and another 3rd party has developed webcore, which I did install but found that even more complicated.

I'm not saying this is not a good deal, I'm saying that this is a hobby, not an out of the box system, I wouldn't have bought this if I'd known.
abzorba1 h, 13 m ago

Is there a list of compatible devices anywhere?


Anything zwave or ZigBee...if you have basic technical skills. Have a read of the community pages
trickytree19841 m ago

Anything zwave or ZigBee...if you have basic technical skills. Have a read …Anything zwave or ZigBee...if you have basic technical skills. Have a read of the community pages


IKEA bulbs work fine btw. And are cheap
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  • Backup battery keeps you connected in a power cut"

So, how does that work? Surely in a power cut all your IoTs don't work?
trickytree19843 h, 5 m ago

IKEA bulbs work fine btw. And are cheap



If you can buy them. They've been out of stock for a month or more!
abzorba10 h, 28 m ago

Is there a list of compatible devices anywhere?


Here’s the official Samsung list of compatible devices (“Works with SmartThings”);

smartthings.com/uk/…cts

However, as others have said, pretty much any devices that use ZigBee and Z-Wave will work, but may require a bit of tinkering.

It is the flexibility of SmartThings (and it’s community) that make it such a great home automation platform. You won’t find an alternative “off-the-shelf” solution that has such an extensive array of compatible devices.
majortom8 h, 29 m ago

"Backup battery keeps you connected in a power cut"So, how does that work? …"Backup battery keeps you connected in a power cut"So, how does that work? Surely in a power cut all your IoTs don't work?


“All your IoTs” (“all your Internet of Things”) doesn’t make sense, I presume you mean “things”? If so, it depends on the thing. Anything battery powered would still work (e.g. door sensors, motion sensors).

However, you are also quite right that generally the system becomes mostly useless as a lot of the logic happens in “the cloud”, so unless you’ve got your router on UPS you’re going to lose most the functionality anyway.

I guess they’re just trying to provide an option, and it depends on local installations whether it’s useful or not. I think you could brew a home security system which may work entirely locally on battery power.
kencol9 h, 54 m ago

I got one of these and have set up various stuff with it (Nest, Harmony, …I got one of these and have set up various stuff with it (Nest, Harmony, Hue, Harmony, etc). I've found that these aren't typical 'consumer' friendly things. I've previously done stuff with pi, etc. So I expected this to be a breeze...It's not so, and even when something has been set up, it seems to show that it is not connected. The Nest support is 3rd party, and it kept forcing my heating off when I manually turned it on when out of the house.The Samsung interface / options are limited and another 3rd party has developed webcore, which I did install but found that even more complicated.I'm not saying this is not a good deal, I'm saying that this is a hobby, not an out of the box system, I wouldn't have bought this if I'd known.


I agree and disagree with this. I think if you stick purely to the Works with Samsung devices, then the system is very user friendly.

However, if you’re someone that has more technical capability and/or a desire to tinker, then it also supports that.

I certainly agree that some devices and integrations can be a little difficult to work with, but they’re usually not the ones supported by Samsung.
Edited by: "jazlabs" 8th Jan
alexjameshaines6 h, 38 m ago

If you can buy them. They've been out of stock for a month or more!


Depends which ones. Some are yeah
jazlabs3 h, 43 m ago

“All your IoTs” (“all your Internet of Things”) doesn’t make sense, I presu …“All your IoTs” (“all your Internet of Things”) doesn’t make sense, I presume you mean “things”? If so, it depends on the thing. Anything battery powered would still work (e.g. door sensors, motion sensors).However, you are also quite right that generally the system becomes mostly useless as a lot of the logic happens in “the cloud”, so unless you’ve got your router on UPS you’re going to lose most the functionality anyway.I guess they’re just trying to provide an option, and it depends on local installations whether it’s useful or not. I think you could brew a home security system which may work entirely locally on battery power.



And having your router on a 1hr UPS doesn't help if the local cab or exchange goes dark either as I recently discovered!
jazlabs9 h, 17 m ago

“All your IoTs” (“all your Internet of Things”) doesn’t make sense, I presu …“All your IoTs” (“all your Internet of Things”) doesn’t make sense, I presume you mean “things”? If so, it depends on the thing. Anything battery powered would still work (e.g. door sensors, motion sensors).However, you are also quite right that generally the system becomes mostly useless as a lot of the logic happens in “the cloud”, so unless you’ve got your router on UPS you’re going to lose most the functionality anyway.I guess they’re just trying to provide an option, and it depends on local installations whether it’s useful or not. I think you could brew a home security system which may work entirely locally on battery power.


People undertood IoTs .... if I'd said 'things' it would have been confusing because 'things' isn't specific
majortom18 m ago

People undertood IoTs .... if I'd said 'things' it would have been …People undertood IoTs .... if I'd said 'things' it would have been confusing because 'things' isn't specific


Unfortunately, you’re just using the term incorrectly, I’m letting you know for your benefit. IoT (“Internet of Things”) means the vast, connected network of devices to “the Internet”. A device connected to the IoT (plural) is not an IoT (singular). It is a Device, Sensor, Object (etc) or Thing. Thing being more appropriate when talking about the IoT.

If you want to avoid any confusion, the term to use is “IoT Device”.
Edited by: "jazlabs" 8th Jan
jazlabs2 h, 6 m ago

Unfortunately, you’re just using the term incorrectly, I’m letting you kno …Unfortunately, you’re just using the term incorrectly, I’m letting you know for your benefit. IoT (“Internet of Things”) means the vast, connected network of devices to “the Internet”. A device connected to the IoT (plural) is not an IoT (singular). It is a Device, Sensor, Object (etc) or Thing. Thing being more appropriate when talking about the IoT.If you want to avoid any confusion, the term to use is “IoT Device”.


I bet you're a really interesting person at parties.
majortom12 h, 17 m ago

I bet you're a really interesting person at parties.


Sir, I applaud your originality. I responded to the main question in your comment, but whilst I was at it did you the favour of informing your misuse of a technical term so you can avoid making the same mistake in the future. I’m therefore not quite sure as to the reason for the rudeness, but I’m sure I’ll get over it. Have a great day.
Edited by: "jazlabs" 9th Jan
These things are great. I've got one linked to my Hue hub, some Xaomi door/window sensors, some Philio smart plugs and a Pi (connected to relays on the GPIO pins).


I agreethat they're easy to use if you stick with Samsung kit and that you need some technical expertise/willingness to learn if you want to expand into 3rd party hardware. I highly recommend you do have a tinker as the possibilities are pretty much limitless.
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