Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit reviews

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This smart home technology is a good all rounder.

£199 – £299 at 5 retailers out of 423 retailers checked

8.0 out of 10 based on 158 reviews.
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Lawrence, North Walsham Techie gadget nerd

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good integration with my other smart home equipment. Lifx lights Hues lights IFTT Sonus. Using this as my central hub to control things now. Zwave is the way ahead
Bad points:
No integration with Nest products or Netatmo unless via IFTTT which takes up to an hour to react once IFTTT has triggered
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Effectiveness 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2016

Al, Manchester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up, easy to use
Bad points:
Doesn't have a built in IR blaster, doesn't work with some smart devices eg Panasonic smart plugs, sensors etc
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Nov 2016

Jonathan, love tech

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Relatively easy to setup and use
Bad points:
False alarms a bit more than I expect
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of installation 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Effectiveness 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Nov 2016

Andrew, London Brutally honest

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Fairly easy set up, fast alerts to your phone.
Bad points:
Build quality is not the best and build materials are cheap plastic.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of installation 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Effectiveness 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2016

Hugo,

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
sure you can turn on devices from a smartphone
Bad points:
but when the phone is flat?
other people who want to turn on and turn off without you giving them access to your account?
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of installation 3.0
Ease of use 2.0
Effectiveness 2.0
Value for money 1.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2016

Chris, nottingham

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
nice basic system, installs easy,
Bad points:
when comes to add ons it seems almost impossible to add lighting control.Samsung don't appear to have any lights that work directly with this hub, if you buy anybody elses lamps you need to buy their own bridge to connect. Still trying to obtain bulbs that work with system. If anyone knows of any please let me know
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of installation 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Effectiveness 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Oct 2016

Kevin, Aberdeen

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very easy to set up and just "works" - and with the new amazon echo integration loving the voice control!
Bad points:
just wish there were more home automation products available in the UK
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of installation 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Effectiveness 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2016

Also known as: SmartThings Starter Kit

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit contains everything you need to get started creating your perfect smart home.

With a SmartThings Starter Kit you can:

- 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

The SmartThings Starter Kit contains:

- SmartThings Hub to connect with smart sensors, lights, locks, cameras and more
- SmartThings Multi Sensor to monitor whether doors, windows, drawers or your garage are open or closed
- SmartThings Motion Sensor to monitor movement in your home
- SmartThings Presence Sensor to know when people, pets and cars arrive or leave home
- SmartThings Power Outlet to control lights, electronics and small appliances

Hub

The Smart Things Hub links all your smart tech devices together and allows you to control them 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.

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.

Motion sensor

From triggering lights and alarms to turning on and off your thermostat, the Samsung SmartSense Motion Sensor can improve and make your home safer.

It connects to the hub and other devices via the secure wireless ZigBee network, so it can’t be compromised or affected by other devices around your home.

Presence sensor

The SmartSense Presence Sensor is designed to help you monitor when people or pets arrive home enter specific areas of your home.

For example, you can attach to a child’s bag and receive a notification when they arrive home from school. You can set it to turn lights on when you or other family members walk into rooms or use it to turn alarms off as you approach the house.

You can even use it to receive alerts if your dog leaves the garden or enters a room it’s not supposed to.

Power outlet

The power outlet included in the Starter Kit alows you to control lights, small appliances and other electronics in your home. It’s easy to keep control of your devices using the SmartThings Power Outlet.

You can place it anywhere within reach of your Smart Things Hub and even trigger other devices, such as cameras or alarms, should moisture be detected.

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