Samsung Introduces the Second Generation of the Hub of Home Automation SmartThings

During the press conference at IFA 2015, Samsung unveiled the second generation of its home automation system (is becoming an obsolete name, now; it prefers to talk about Smart Home) SmartThings. Highlight of the offer is the new SmartThings Hub, the central hub that handles all connected sensors.

Among the main novelties we have a more powerful processor and support for video surveillance systems: through the app SmartThings, available for Android and iOS, you can check one or more real-time video camera connected to the system. Not only: in fact, the plant will be able to automatically send notifications when the camera perceives potential dangers, as people/things in motion, smoke, flooding, fire, etc.

The new SmartThings Hub does not require an Internet connection to work and includes a backup battery that will ensure an autonomy of around 10 hours, useful in case of blackout.

SmartThings Hub v2 will go on sale in the US already starting today at the price of $ 99.Supplied with several types of sensors will be available starting from $ 30 and up. Among these, the new SLEEPSense to monitor sleep. As for Europe, will be England’s first to see new products SmartThings, already next week. For some other European States will have to wait until early 2016.