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Samsung SmartThings Multisensor £19.99 Prime / £23.98 Non Prime @ Amazon
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This sensor does temperature, vibration, open/close and orientation. You'll need a SmartThings hub to utilise it. Bought one last month and it's been very reliable. The Amazon r… Read more
dimav832 h, 24 m ago

It is a good alternative for some people, but not a 100% replacement that …It is a good alternative for some people, but not a 100% replacement that will suit everyone.1. Does Xiaomi has the same sensors? Temperature, gyroscope2. Security. Some people will not want Chinese sensor as part of their smart home.So I would perfectly understand mentioning it here, but not "cold" or voting down Samsung's sensor on a basis of Xiaomi.


Fair enough, I admit that strictly speaking this is not a cold deal if you consider only the cost of the Samsung sensor vs RRP. It is though, in my opinion, not a good deal when compared to the capability and cost of comparable sensors, such as the Xiaomi ones. So I have voted it cold on that basis.
Edited by: "DannyBoy99" 12th Feb
DannyBoy9910th Feb

So you'd prefer not to be told about a better and cheaper sensor and …So you'd prefer not to be told about a better and cheaper sensor and instead just save a small amount on the one in the post? Not sure you understand the point of HUKD if that's the case.


It is a good alternative for some people, but not a 100% replacement that will suit everyone.
1. Does Xiaomi has the same sensors? Temperature, gyroscope
2. Security. Some people will not want Chinese sensor as part of their smart home.

So I would perfectly understand mentioning it here, but not "cold" or voting down Samsung's sensor on a basis of Xiaomi.
dimav833 h, 35 m ago

This is a post for Samsung's sensor, right? And the price for it is good. …This is a post for Samsung's sensor, right? And the price for it is good. Why do you compare it with Xiaomi? Isn't it just a question of price for Samsung's sensor? I thought that this is not a review of all possible sensors.


So you'd prefer not to be told about a better and cheaper sensor and instead just save a small amount on the one in the post? Not sure you understand the point of HUKD if that's the case.
I have around 35 - 40 sensors - window/ motion and temperature - and in the year or so I've had them one has failed. Yes pairing is a PITA but once you get how to do it with a pin it takes about a minute. Plus battery life is excellent. Additionally if you can solder the Xiaomi ones can also do water detection and orientation detection for at most a few quid more. For the price they wipe the floor with the Samsung ones.
My xiaomi aqara sensors worked perfectly with SmartThings. I used a custom device handler.
SAMSUNG SmartThings Hub - £59.99 @ Currys
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Found 7th JanFound 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 / Window… Read more
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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
Samsung SmartThings Power Outlet £26.99 @ Amazon
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£26.99 seems like a good price for these. They were this price in Maplin but seem to have minimal stock left. They were £44.99 on amazon when I looked last night, so seems like a… Read more
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Just plugged in my new Samsung Smartthings Outlet and there was an electrical crackling sound. Immediately unlugged.

FYI, these have a 13A fuse inside them....
yup your right...the tp link are max load 13a
imran99916 m ago

i'm pretty sure the HS100 is max rated 12amp according to the …i'm pretty sure the HS100 is max rated 12amp according to the instructions. I will read up tonight.


I've checked the unit (and the website), it definitely says 13A.
tenohfive19 h, 24 m ago

I feel a little foolish asking this: I've got an ST Outlet and also a TP …I feel a little foolish asking this: I've got an ST Outlet and also a TP Link HS100 (13A.) Would I be right in thinking that for an electric heater (don't ask me W, it's a built in thing) it's likely to be 13A, and I'd be better off using the HS100?


i'm pretty sure the HS100 is max rated 12amp according to the instructions. I will read up tonight.
XEntity34 m ago

Looking at what people are saying on these, there is a design flaw with …Looking at what people are saying on these, there is a design flaw with the connector, so not a loading issue, so I retract my statement


I think it must be. Id be worried if everytime someone plugged in an overpowered device to an extension lead or a 3-way gang it caused a fire!
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Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor | Multisensor | Moisture sensor £17.99 @Amazon
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SmartThings sensors reduced at Amazon, if you are after individual sensors... -Motion Sensor -Multisensor -Moisture sensor SmartThings is the easy way to turn your home into a … Read more
These seems to be back in stock.
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We picked up the SmartThings Starter Kit the other day from Very for £99.99 - yes, other places are selling at that price at the moment, but as new credit customers we got £30 off and £80+ spend, so £69.99 for the lot!
mcek2 h, 40 m ago

The Xiaomi PIR, with Lux sensor, is regularly £7-£10 from Gearbest, I w …The Xiaomi PIR, with Lux sensor, is regularly £7-£10 from Gearbest, I wouldn't say that's price comparable.


The ST motion sensor is the only one that's been reliable for me. I had trouble with the first gen xiaomi motion sensor not staying paired, but I've heard the gen 2 is better. But as you point out, they're much cheaper so I wouldn't buy the ST sensor, even at this price.
OdhranC3 h, 47 m ago

My ST door sensor stopped working today. I removed it from the app and …My ST door sensor stopped working today. I removed it from the app and whenever i try to connect the device again i can seem to get it to pair. Did that happen to you?To be honest, for the price and for the amount of negative comments relating to ST sensors i wouldnt recommend them and i would agree that Xiaomi, Aeon or Firbaro are better alternatives.


My door sensor would regularly stop updating (would not register the door opening/closing). I would have to remove and re-pair to get it working again. Then one day it just wouldn't re-pair after I removed it. Tried a new battery but no joy. Shoved it in a drawer with the presence sensor which drained a battery after about 3 months and then also refused to re-pair.
Samsung Smartthings Presence Detector @ £17.99 from Maplins
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Couldnt find any in my local area but there may be some somewhere.
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scott1andrews2 h, 7 m ago

Oh is it so your lights turn on as you walk in the room?



No think it more like ------ Of Mind.
I don't understand the purpose of this sensor unless you want to user it for pets!?
The hub detects my android phone and so it does for everyone else in the family...am I missing the point?
Oh is it so your lights turn on as you walk in the room?
What is it?
Samsung Smartthings Multi-Sensor @ £17.99 from Maplins
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Cheapest i've seen these for a while. I've done a quick search on my local stores - not many left in stock.
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Cheers OP for this, nearly purchased one yesterday for £27 thinking it was the best I do.
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ashman338 h, 1 m ago

The sensor seems to be Phillips hue compatible. I guess one might need to …The sensor seems to be Phillips hue compatible. I guess one might need to access the API to integrate with the hue hub.http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/friends-of-hue/samsung-smartthings


Samsung Smartthings app will allow you to easily integrate Smartthings with Philips Hue as they both use the same Zigby protocols giving you the option control all of your Hue lighting with Smartthings. I'm currently using a Smartthings multi-sensor to detect motion & automatically turn on my Philips Hue Bathroom light when someone enters the room so there's no more fiddling in the dark for the light switch when your bursting to go.
The sensor seems to be Phillips hue compatible. I guess one might need to access the API to integrate with the hue hub.

www2.meethue.com/en-…ngs
Thank you op
ruimpt30 m ago

Amazon have matched this (motion/multi & presence) sensors



Oh for goodness sake. I just cancelled my Amazon order
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Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor - £17.99 (Prime) £21.98 (Non Prime) @ Amazon
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Normally £30. If you've recently picked up a SmartThings Starter Kit, it's well worth grabbing the extra sensors. The moisture and multi-sensors are the same price. Also available… Read more
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tenohfive17 h, 50 m ago

If I was buying a brand new device I wouldn't expect to be replacing the …If I was buying a brand new device I wouldn't expect to be replacing the batteries with Poundshop ones. Which negates the need for tinfoil.And happily, it does indeed come with - you guessed it - batteries included. So should you feel the desire to use cheaper batteries, you can do it safe in the knowledge that your device is no longer brand new. And this very first world problem is thus circumvented.On a serious note, it'd be nice if it worked with cheaper batteries. But I've got no issue with paying the extra for Duracell or Panasonic cells; it wouldn't have put me off buying the first one, nor did it prevent me buying the second.


Each to their own. Just letting others know the potential issues. I know how quickly a house can go through these batteries for the wide range of smart devices available - so if it saves somebody forking out for some batteries that they find don't work - then I'm happy.
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Hilly_200629th Nov

That may work - but let's be honest - if you're buying a brand new device …That may work - but let's be honest - if you're buying a brand new device would you expect to use tin foil to get it to work?



If I was buying a brand new device I wouldn't expect to be replacing the batteries with Poundshop ones. Which negates the need for tinfoil.

And happily, it does indeed come with - you guessed it - batteries included. So should you feel the desire to use cheaper batteries, you can do it safe in the knowledge that your device is no longer brand new. And this very first world problem is thus circumvented.

On a serious note, it'd be nice if it worked with cheaper batteries. But I've got no issue with paying the extra for Duracell or Panasonic cells; it wouldn't have put me off buying the first one, nor did it prevent me buying the second.
Well my motion sensor in my starter pack was DOA
moshispam27th Nov

Top tip, take a bit of tin foil off the roll, fold to correct size and …Top tip, take a bit of tin foil off the roll, fold to correct size and thickness.... problem solved?


That may work - but let's be honest - if you're buying a brand new device would you expect to use tin foil to get it to work?
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I've only had mine a few days, but I've had no issue with false triggers. The only issue has been the opposite way, where it goes offline for awhile. Likewise the door sensors. But no false positives. The motion sensor is pretty sensitive - I've got one on a landing set to turn on a light at 30% from sunset to sunrise, and if there's movement 20 odd feet away it seems to notice. But that's not a false positive, that's just a decent range.

The consensus I'd read was that they aren't a true security system replacement. I like having that side of things but I'm more interested in using them as part of more complicated routines.
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Echo Dot - Black + SmartThings Starter Kit at Currys for £124.98
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Really wish they'd do a similar deal to this with the full fat Echo - the Dot music quality isn't great, and doesn't like to play with any BT speaker I've used (goes wibble after a few songs.) If they did £160 for the ST Starter Kit plus new Echo I'd snap that up.
Thanks for this :-)
HertzVR1 h, 11 m ago

Looks great, definitely want this, no idea what I'd use it for

Probably something utterly useless like this...
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A good price, so heat. However, I’d advise everybody to go for the new echo plus instead, will be £109 at midnight. It works with smart things and many other manufacturers kit, without the need for the hubs.
Looks great, definitely want this, no idea what I'd use it for
Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit - used - £94.99 @ Amazon Warehouse / £99.99 @ Amazon
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Amazon Warehouse Deals £94.99 or Prime £99.99 Have ordered 2 of these - cheapest ive seen then on Amazon SmartThings is the easy way to turn your home into a smart home Contro… Read more
Additional 20%off at midnight but also voting cold pal, sorry.
I'm all for buying used products when it suits but not for the sake of a fiver
Same price new at Amazon, Argos and Maplin. Cold sorry!
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Samsung Smartthings Hub at Maplin for £49.99
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Buy Samsung Smartthings Hub from Maplins from £49.99. I believe PCWorld are doing the same deal
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EN1GMA21st Nov

I take it that this doesn't replace a hue hub.



In theory it should work fine with hue bulbs because they come up as ZigBee Light Link devices but then you won't be able to use all of the Hue routines. Personally I would put up with the slight inconvenience of having both hubs.
I take it that this doesn't replace a hue hub.
Just got one off amazon
Turret2 h, 54 m ago

10% off in store for students!


with NUS only
5% if you just use your student card
Got this yesterday. You also get a £5 voucher if you spend over £40 in Maplin at the moment. Minimum value of the items to use the voucher is £5.01 BUT (and it is a big but) you can only use it between 1st and 24th December I was going to use it on a Google Home Mini bringing it down from £34.99 to £29.99 but alas, I can't get with the voucher yet.
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Samsung  Smartthings Hub V2 - £49.99 at Amazon - Prime Exclusive
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For those that can't get it from Argos.
mcek4 h, 43 m ago

maybe these. they're Alexa compatible, so should be accessible via ST …maybe these. they're Alexa compatible, so should be accessible via ST too.uk specced square box, not euro round box.https://www.itead.cc/sonoff-t1.html


Thanks mcek,

I saw a thread about them on the SmartThings hub, it looked like one of the members was writing a module to allow the hub to communicate with them but was having issues with authentication or something.

They're nice and cheap tho.
AndySX16th Nov

Can anyone recommend some SmartThings compatible in-wall light switches to …Can anyone recommend some SmartThings compatible in-wall light switches to replace my existing ones?I want to replace two 1-gang switches for the front and back lights so I can activate them as we approach the house. I've been looking for some basic Z-Wave switches without dimming function, but that doesn't seem to be a thing.


maybe these. they're Alexa compatible, so should be accessible via ST too.
uk specced square box, not euro round box.
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Can anyone recommend some SmartThings compatible in-wall light switches to replace my existing ones?

I want to replace two 1-gang switches for the front and back lights so I can activate them as we approach the house. I've been looking for some basic Z-Wave switches without dimming function, but that doesn't seem to be a thing.
How is the V2 better than the V1 hub (which I own)?
Is it worth upgrading?
crazymonkey18 h, 35 m ago

If I have an Amazon Echo Plus, can I do away with the need for one of …If I have an Amazon Echo Plus, can I do away with the need for one of these?


I'm no expert on these devices as I haven't actually got mine yet but as far as I'm aware if the devices you are going to use are ZigBee then the Echo Plus should be able to handle them without the SmartThings Hub, however if you want to include ZWave devices into your smart home then they will not work with the Echo Plus as it doesn't include a ZWave hub so you would need one of these (or another ZWave compatible hub).

I was going to get an Echo Plus but I was annoyed that they didn't reduce the price, so for a little more money (£19.98) I ended up buying 3 2nd Gen Echo devices instead of 1 Echo Plus. I am going to get one of these hubs to go with the Echos which should give me the best of both worlds.
Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit - £99.99 @ Maplin
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Cheapest I've seen this set. Just ordered for Click & Collect at my local store, but free delivery available too. Includes: SmartThings Hub SmartThings Multi Sensor SmartT… Read more
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jackr120 m ago

I’ve read bits about the hive themostat not working with smart things w …I’ve read bits about the hive themostat not working with smart things which was putting me off the idea as I have these and also hikvision cameras which apprently do not work with ST. So you can control it on the ST iOS app? Do you also know if you can have it working with say an xiaomi sensor to turn heating on for instance ?thanks in advance !


I use the Android ST app, but it should be the same. I can see temps, mode, boost etc through the ST app. I mostly use the Hive app or Alexa though.

You can integrate Hive using the SmartApp here: community.smartthings.com/t/r…473

No reason why you couldn't set up an automation using your sensor.
DJDunk16th Nov

Yes. I have Hive heating/hot water, as well as Philips Hue (and others) …Yes. I have Hive heating/hot water, as well as Philips Hue (and others) all working perfectly with SmartThings.



I’ve read bits about the hive themostat not working with smart things which was putting me off the idea as I have these and also hikvision cameras which apprently do not work with ST. So you can control it on the ST iOS app? Do you also know if you can have it working with say an xiaomi sensor to turn heating on for instance ?
thanks in advance !
Hilly_200619 h, 30 m ago

I have the Fibaro behind the switch.So essentially I have the bog standard …I have the Fibaro behind the switch.So essentially I have the bog standard switch, that is then wired into the Fibaro, the Fibaro then accepts the main wires. It's a bit of a squeeze in the back box, but it all works.


Oh dear, I might have to purchase some more smart home equipment then!
XEntity18 h, 49 m ago

Cheers for the reply.. I guess I'm missing something then.. If your wife …Cheers for the reply.. I guess I'm missing something then.. If your wife switches off by the switch wont this still mean that you can't switch it on via the app? Or do you have the fibaro behind the switch, or have you run a separate wire to the switch?


I have the Fibaro behind the switch.

So essentially I have the bog standard switch, that is then wired into the Fibaro, the Fibaro then accepts the main wires. It's a bit of a squeeze in the back box, but it all works.
Hilly_20063 h, 40 m ago

Sorry - just seen this. I'm just using a bog standard toggle light …Sorry - just seen this. I'm just using a bog standard toggle light switch.This great DTH allows you to change the various parameters of the Fibaro Dimmer 2:https://github.com/codersaur/SmartThings/tree/master/devices/fibaro-dimmer-2So if I turn it off via the app / Alexa - it's fine. If my wife turns it off the switch - it's also fine.


Cheers for the reply.. I guess I'm missing something then.. If your wife switches off by the switch wont this still mean that you can't switch it on via the app? Or do you have the fibaro behind the switch, or have you run a separate wire to the switch?
Samsung Smartthings Hub UK £69.99 at Maplin
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I've only seen these around for £99 so this looks like a great deal. It's possible youwill qualify for their free £5 voucher too!
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Bought in store, thanks OP.
The Xiaomi Zigbee devices are very well priced from Gearbest
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Bendown2 h, 29 m ago

Reserved, thanks. What is the cheapest way to add light switches to this …Reserved, thanks. What is the cheapest way to add light switches to this rather than smart bulbs.

Z-wave switches are about £50. But you may struggle with wiring in switch boxes (usually no neutral wire there).
After a long considerations, I went with Philips Hue.
Reserved, thanks. What is the cheapest way to add light switches to this rather than smart bulbs.
Yes, been watching this at this price for a week now, on both their ebay and amazon stores.

With the recent Gearbest Xiaomi Zigbee and Foniacs Zwave sensor posts on here, I'm thinking of this as an alternative to my Pi-based home automation. But maybe not.

However, with those sensors and this hub, you save a lot compared to the Samsung starter kit.
Edited by: "mcek" 11th Oct 2017
Hive Heating and Hot Water with install + Lights and Accessories on sale - £156.59
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Hive Heating and Hot Water with installation, lowest price I've ever seen it. For those like me needing 2 zones, I'd recommend ordering the multi-zone at the same time, BG will in… Read more
cloudbaby

Apparently they were allowed to do this until very recently (according to … Apparently they were allowed to do this until very recently (according to the British Gas man who came to fix my boiler) but BG have stopped this now and they have to charge the standard price.



Had a boiler service the other day and guy checked his onsite prices was £300 for multizone. He said could not believe how cheap amazons price was.
Mine arrived yesterday and booked engineer visit , Shame they don't do Saturdays.


Had it at the £156 price again then for a split second but it wouldn't add to basket.Now showing as £214
I did wonder if it was worth staying up to check until then as I saw the comments about it going up earlier. Thanks
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lam36

I was just about to buy this and it has gone! Even with link I can only … I was just about to buy this and it has gone! Even with link I can only get self install for £179 now. With installation is full price of £249 :-(



Because it has gone out of stock direct from Amazon. But it did the same earlier today and then came back on. So monitor it until midnight if your keen, would be my advice.
Hive Products - 20% off at Screwfix (and Wickes!)
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I've been waiting for this for a while - 20% off Hive products at Screwfix - specifically waiting for the smart lights to come down in price. I agree they're expensive generally c… Read more
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Not on the website bradley01 how do you get this deal please



​available 31st May I work at toolstation there's no way to find out because it's not available yet
Not on the website bradley01 how do you get this deal please
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Pebbleheed

The Hive heating controller?



​yes both available heating only or heating and hot water both 60
hive 1 smart heating control & thermostat half price toolstation available heating only and heating and hot water both same price
Those Yeelight bulbs are far superior cheaper and require no hub. I've only got two of them but they're very good and can be controlled via Alexa, IFTTT, and Google Home.
IKEA Tradfri cheap smart lighting £9
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IKEA just released cheap alternative to smart lighting. I have been using couple of bulbs for 2 weeks and very happy with them. They pair directly to Smartthings hub if you have on… Read more
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Monki77

To be honest i had no programming experience, then i bought a Pi and this … To be honest i had no programming experience, then i bought a Pi and this kit, which has some guides pasted further down the page - https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/set-up-kits/project-kits/raspberry-pi-youtube-workshop-kitAfter a couple of hours messing around, i learnt i could make the motion sensor trigger a http command which turned my hue lights on (https://www.developers.meethue.com/documentation/getting-started) The rest then followed and i found a new obsession/hobby.In terms of schedules, that's where Domoticz would come in. Smart Things is a nicer package and easier to setup, but the hardware its compatible with will possibly cost more; Using Domoticz and extra hardware (RFlink, ESP's, arduinos etc) you can make anything do anything. Like VBV, i have a similar setup. I have a light sensor upstairs when sends it's readings to domoticz. When the light levels are low enough and i go into my bedroom, the lights will turn on. When it gets later on..the lights will turn on but a bit dimmer. Then after 11pm i have them come on really dim.If this wasn't a hobby of mine i'd buy a Smart Things setup, because god knows it'd stop me scratching my head and getting annoyed when a new project doesn't work like i want it to :P


Looks interesting that..
I looked at doing similar with my Pi before I got SmartThings.
If I was wanting a motion sensor in the hall for instance would that mean I would need a pi,board & sensor all hooked up in the hall?
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redduck

correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the smartthing hub a zigbee light … correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the smartthing hub a zigbee light controller? The milight bulbs are WiFi so bypass the need for a zigbee hub. Do you know if Samsung are working on compatability with Milight?I have a xiaomi yeelight that is rated at 600 lumens. At at it's brightest white or yellow colour temperate, it's still too dim on it's own, even for my small living room.


Xiaomi has submitted a device handler to Samsung which is currently waiting for Samsung's approval. Some say that it has been declined by Samsung saying they only work with Companies in US and South Korea. Not sure where it is going.
VBV

Xiaomi bulbs and strips are good value for money. I am waiting for direct … Xiaomi bulbs and strips are good value for money. I am waiting for direct compatibility with smartthings. seem to get good reviews. i think the bulbs are only 600 lumen unlike IKEA ones which are around 1000.



​correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the smartthing hub a zigbee light controller? The milight bulbs are WiFi so bypass the need for a zigbee hub. Do you know if Samsung are working on compatability with Milight?

I have a xiaomi yeelight that is rated at 600 lumens. At at it's brightest white or yellow colour temperate, it's still too dim on it's own, even for my small living room.
Edited by: "redduck" 25th Apr 2017
The Ikea bulbs DO start in last config. That was one of my concerns. I picked up a lot at the weekend and am impressed.
For reference I have 433Mhz wall switches in my home, and went back to a standard switch to try these out. Best bit is they are 2-way comms (unlike my 433Mhz stuff) and the ability to do colour temperature too is a nice touch. Sure they will be offline if someone switches them off at the wall, but I think these are easier for a visitor to use than my old wireless switches.
Another challenge you have with wall switches is that not all are compatible with LED, and dimming LEDs on 230v is more complex than doing it in the bulb!

I was against the hue / in bulb setup, but with these restoring last config at power on I am coming around to liking this setup better!
Samsung SmartThings kit - £139.99 Early Black Friday! @ Currys
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Everywhere else £200, but £139 is amazing value. Very flexible, supports a wide range of non-Samsung kit, and appears to be well-supported. If you have been thinking about dabbling… Read more
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Novezeil

I don't mean to criticize, just a bit surprised how expensive IoT stuff … I don't mean to criticize, just a bit surprised how expensive IoT stuff in this country. Especially Wemo, Hive, Philips Hue etc which are massively over-priced.The Aqara set (by Xiaomi) is also based on Zigbee, contains Hub, Door sensor, DB/RH sensor, Power socket, Wireless Push Button Switch, PIR only cost about GBP30. Each accessory costs about GBP5~6.FYI - Devices with Zigbee protocols are not normally compatible thus it is not suggested to expect them all connected to the Hub (e.g. Hive Zigbee Bulb). However via homebridge this can be easily done.



This is the only set i can find close to that and its alot more than £30 gearbest.com/ala…=21
redmouse2

any cheap sensors which work with st? thinking of setting up a home alarm … any cheap sensors which work with st? thinking of setting up a home alarm system. can someone recommend a siren cheers



I've been looking at these gearbest.com/sma…tml . There are some excellent threads on the smartthings community site that give you the code for setting them up.
Novezeil

This is the Aqara set I referred to. It is slightly cheaper than buying … This is the Aqara set I referred to. It is slightly cheaper than buying separately. For normal IoT home scenario I would recommend Xiaomi, not only it's cheap but also the app user experience (e.g. Like British Gas/Hive their app even not optimized for iPhone Plus series yet) plus wide range of accessories. Problem with overpriced IoT system is not with the initial cost, but with when you expanding the system with more accessories (e.g. Wemo Insight Switch cost about 35 quid each, I would sincerely consider this as rip-off).Only issues with Xiaomi in UK I found are: 1> Require multiple power socket adapter to US/CN standard then convert them back to UK; 2> Bayonet socket vs E27 of Yeelight, but I think Yeelight is going to release 2nd gen soon so not sure Bayonet will be one of them.



Can you provide a link of where to buy these sets though please, as can't seem to find anything despite trying, only individual items at around £20 and less on aliexpress
wacko911

You seem to know your stuff. I've ordered this kit, what would you … You seem to know your stuff. I've ordered this kit, what would you recommend instead? Where did you get the £30 kit and £5-6 sensors?


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This is the Aqara set I referred to. It is slightly cheaper than buying separately. For normal IoT home scenario I would recommend Xiaomi, not only it's cheap but also the app user experience (e.g. Like British Gas/Hive their app even not optimized for iPhone Plus series yet) plus wide range of accessories. Problem with overpriced IoT system is not with the initial cost, but with when you expanding the system with more accessories (e.g. Wemo Insight Switch cost about 35 quid each, I would sincerely consider this as rip-off).

Only issues with Xiaomi in UK I found are: 1> Require multiple power socket adapter to US/CN standard then convert them back to UK; 2> Bayonet socket vs E27 of Yeelight, but I think Yeelight is going to release 2nd gen soon so not sure Bayonet will be one of them.
wacko911

You seem to know your stuff. I've ordered this kit, what would you … You seem to know your stuff. I've ordered this kit, what would you recommend instead? Where did you get the £30 kit and £5-6 sensors?


​I'd be interested also as i can't see them for that price.
in fact I've just ordered 3 xiaomi door/window sensors from ali express for roughly £24 delivered to work with my SmartThings.
I finally got my sonoff Wi-Fi switches working with SmartThings yesterday also
SAMSUNG SmartThings Starter Kit - £139.99 @ Currys
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The smartthings starter kit is again on sale at currys. Its still £199.99 at Amazon. I bought mine in early January and it is highly customisable. The xiaomi sensors are available… Read more
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stefromuk

​where do you buy your xiaomi sensors from just eBay all shipped from C … ​where do you buy your xiaomi sensors from just eBay all shipped from China from what I can see?is the battery life ok with them


I bought on gearbest. Battery life is much better than smartthings sensors.
My smartthings door sensor after 1 month use reported 67% battery. Xiaomi after 1 month still reports over 90%.
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These work great with smartthings. The community has a working device handler. I have 7 of them.
gearbest.com/sma…=21
yeah, cannot find any cheap reliable motion sensors. the uk market seems limited compared to the states
VBV

really good compatibility with xiaomi sensors which are cheap. also there … really good compatibility with xiaomi sensors which are cheap. also there are cheap smoke alarms, sirens, switches which i have setup and is perfect.



​where do you buy your xiaomi sensors from just eBay all shipped from China from what I can see?
is the battery life ok with them
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really good compatibility with xiaomi sensors which are cheap. also there are cheap smoke alarms, sirens, switches which i have setup and is perfect.
Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit £139.99 was £199.99
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Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit £139.99 @ Amazon Credit to seanrtkelly for spotting https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SmartThings-Starter-Works-Amazon/dp/B01GJZKRFM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=… Read more
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For some reason I cannot edit the link to go to Amazon, just a heads up to anyone purchasing use the link in the description.
£139.99 on Amazon.
SmartThings Starter, HD Camera & Multi Sensor £228.99 @ PC World
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Samsung have just dropped the price of the SmartThings starter kit to a more reasonable £149.99. Basically it's a hub for monitoring and controlling your home that works with a mul… Read more
The price is still valid, just ordered the bundle. Camera alone costs more than £100.
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Yes, just getting to grips with it, there are a lot of options and flexibility. What I want is for motion sensors and door sensors to only alert me if I am away from home.

I've read that there's also IFTTT integration available, not that I've used it, but could be great for building more functionality.
Good deal.
I'm using the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit at the moment. Works great with the Philips Hue system.
Shame the sensors themselves are not discounted, however this deal is great for those that want to start off their home automation projects.
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You certainly can, and at least you can get a notification yourself rather than by the police.

Almost a third off the original price, saving over £100 but it's not going to be a hot deal.
tawse57

I try not to monitor my home. As long as it is home by 10PM each night I … I try not to monitor my home. As long as it is home by 10PM each night I am happy.



​Lol you can get burgled anytime.
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