|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.9 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches|
|Item model number||STH-ETH-250|
|Batteries||4 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Power Source||Corded-Electric, Battery|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||Samsung SmartThings Hub, Quick Start Guide|
|Battery Cell Type||Alkaline|
|Average Battery Life||10 Hours|
Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub 2nd Gen.
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- Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together
- Add smart devices and put your home to work. Choose from a wide range of compatible devices, including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more
- Use the SmartThings app or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away, and back home
- Power: In-wall power adapter with about 10 hours of backup power from 4 AA batteries (included) Communication. Protocol: ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP. Range: 50-130 feet Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F. Compatible Brands: Honeywell, Philips Hue, Kwikset
- Requires an internet-connected Wi-Fi router with an available ethernet port, plus the free SmartThings app for Android (4.1 or later) or iPhone (iOS 9.0 or later)
- Compatible Brands: Honeywell, Philips Hue, Kwikset
- A more powerful processor and local app engine means faster performance and enabled offline processing
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Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with SmartThings
Your home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together.
SmartThings works with a wide range of connected devices including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors and more. Visit the SmartThings website to see the full list of compatible devices.
Use the SmartThings App or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you're asleep, awake, away, and back home.
Add some smart devices and put your home to work
Connected Lights and Switches
Set connected lights and switches from Philips Hue, Cree, Sylvania, LIFX, Leviton, and GE to turn on and off when you open doors, change brightness at the right moment, and more.
Connected Cameras and Doorbells
Set connected cameras and doorbells from Arlo, Samsung, Ring, and Skybell to send you video notifications, turn on connected lights when there’s a visitor, and much more.
Connected Door Locks
Set connected door locks from Yale, Schlage, and Kwikset to open when you arrive home, lock when you leave the house, and much more.
Set connected thermostats from Ecobee and Honeywell to turn on when you open the front door, turn off when you leave home, and much more.
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SmartThings lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from anywhere in the world. The heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub will connect all of your different smart locks, lights, outlets, thermostats, and more and let you control them from the free SmartThings app. Receive notifications about what's happening in and around your home and use your smartphone to remotely control your home's security, energy usage, lighting, and more. Since SmartThings is compatible with a wide variety of smart devices from different companies, once you have the SmartThings Hub and the free app for iOS, Android, or Windows, you can add as many additional SmartThings sensors or other popular Z-Wave, ZigBee, or Internet-connected products as you want to enhance your connected home. The Samsung SmartThings Hub works in the US and Canada.
If the Honeywell Programmable Thermostat was not detected, you may need to reset the device through a Z-Wave exclusion before it can successfully connect with the SmartThings Hub. To do so in the SmartThings mobile app: 1. Tap the menu 2. Tap the Hub 3. Tap Z-Wave Utilities 4. Tap General Device Exclusion 5. When prompted: 1. Press the System button on the left side of the thermostat's display 2. Press and hold the blank center button until the display changes 3. The first set of numbers/arrows is the "Function" section - Scroll until you find "RF10" 4. The second set of numbers/arrows is the "Setting" section - Select 0 5. Press Done in the lower left corner to save and exit After the app indicates that the device was successfully removed from SmartThings, follow the first set of instructions above to connect the Honeywell Programmable Thermostat.
Note: Please reference User Guide and Specification Sheet below under 'Technical Specifications' for instructions on how to add devices and troubleshoot connectivity issues.
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1. Pretty easy installation of the hub and app
2. Easy recognition of newly installed z-wave devices
3. Very active community board with multiple "How-To's" and FAQs on the smartthing website to help with products
1. The Hub is moderately priced, but buying devices to integrate into the hub is dang expensive
2. Occasionally, does not always do what it is meant to do
3. Hub has to be plugged directly into the router
Download the app (I have an iPhone 5). Plug in the hub and DIRECTLY CONNECT THE HUB TO THE ROUTER. This means that the hub has to be in close proximity of the router (I have the latest generation of Apple's AirPort, which hasn't changed in 5+ years). Follow the instructions on the app and you're up and running! I had no issues.
Integration goes like this: Purchase GE Zwave light switch, which runs between $35 an $40 a pop! There may be cheaper ones, but not by much. (I recommend staying with the same brand throughout your house. It makes it easier to trouble shoot later on.) Multiply that by how many switches you have in your house! But, you can do this one switch at a time. No need to do all of them all at once. Turn off breaker. Pull out old single switch. Connect the black line wire to the LINE connector on the zwave switch (this is the power coming into the switch box). Connect the black load wire to the LOAD connector on the new switch (this is the black wire coming from the light to power it). Now, these switches need to be connected to the white Neutral wire that is crumbled up in the back of the switch box. These switches come with a pliable extra white wire. Wire nut the whites together. Turn on the breaker and the blue LED light comes on that's on the switch. Test the switch manually to make sure that you can turn on and off the light. If the blue lights not on, you probably have the black wires switched. Open the app, tap on "Add a Thing", press up on the switch and the hub recognizes the new switch. Rename it and you're set.
Sounds complicated, but the hardwiring the switch is more complicated than integrating the new switch with the Hub. With the app, I have it set so when both my phone and my wife's phone break connection with our home wi-if, SmartThings turns off everything. (Have to always remember to remind the babysitter!)
Amazon Echo has it's own app that needs to be integrated, but SmartThings has step by step instructions on that. Had no problem. Now I say, "Alexa, turn off living room lights" and all the lights in the living room turn off. Awesome!
The only problem I have had is with 3 way switches. This is where there are 2 or more switches doing the same light. When you pull out the switch on these bad boys, you'll be met with black, white and red wires. These are wired differently than normal 3 way switches. The way it is suppose to work is that there is one main zwave switch and an add on switch (which has no receiver). When you press the add on switch, it's suppose to turn off the lights AND send a signal to the main switch, to send a signal to the Hub, so that it registers as on/off on the app. I've had some of the newer zwave+ switches that do not register on the app. I.e., I turn off the light with the add on switch, but the app still says the light is on. Not a big deal, but it is annoying. This has only happened on the newer GE 14xxx Zwave switches with the older 12xxx add on switches.
Besides this issue, everything has worked flawlessly. Other issues that have appeared are due to my figuring out complex 3 way switches that power multiple different lights. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone interested in an easy entry into home automation!
I am in the process of replacing an ancient (predates the dinosaurs) homegrown Elk security system that has no chance of incorporating home automation. I decided to dive headlong into security/automation products. I wanted a complete all-in-one answer rather than one system for security and one system for automation. I also wanted Alexa and IFTTT integration. Enter the “Hub”. Perfect.
To test the system before replacing all the old security sensors, I purchased several products – all Z-Wave Plus: Leviton Switch DZ15S, Leviton Dimmer DZ6HD, Leviton Plug-In Outlet DZPA1, Ecolink Motion Sensor with Pet Immunity PIR-ZWAVE2.5-ECO, Ecolink Door/Window Sensor DW-ZWAVE2.5. The Ecolink Door/Window sensors are large. I actually tried several other smaller sensors to no avail.
Every one of the devices connected with absolutely no issues.
The “Hub” software and the integration with Alexa are working perfectly. I have geo-fencing set up so that when either my Android phone or my wife’s iPhone leave the house or return, the system sends both a text and push notification. I can turn on all the lights when I park the car in front of the house. My front porch lights go on at sunset and off at sunrise – simple setup using the Smart Lights capability. When my wife walks upstairs to the bedroom, a simple “Alexa, turn on the bedroom light” and the light is on. I have not yet tried to set up scenes or rooms but I suspect that will be easy.
Ready for this? There are two apps on the Windows 10 Store – Home Remote and SmartThings To Start – that give you access to the devices while sitting at a PC. The SmartThings app on Android, the iPhone and iPad is very easy with a simple interface. You can even put your favorites on the lock screen.
The SmartThings app development is open-source. That means you can code your own apps if you are so inclined to try it. To code a smart app you use a derivative of the Java programming language name Groovy (and yes, Groovy is groovy, an easier and more concise language than Java but runs in a Java Virtual Machine).
There is also IFTTT if you want to code various actions based on events.
So, only a month into my testing, no problems. I am constantly opening and closing doors and windows, walking by the motion detector and giving Alexa a workout turning lights on and off or changing the dimming.
The Ecolink devices use the CR123A battery and all devices after a month still show 100%. The Ecolink devices report their battery level to the “Hub”.
My house is well covered by two Wi-Fi access points. The Z-Wave Plus devices act in a mesh network and so far no problem with devices not being detected. I would strongly recommend going with Z-Wave Plus devices as the coverage is better with less power draw than the original Z-Wave.
For those adventurous souls, there are several tutorials online about coding a SmartThings app using Groovy. One sample has you code an app to turn on a light if motion is detected.
By the way, some window/door sensors (the Fibaro and Nortek GoControl for example), are not detected as a window/door sensor but rather as a switch. They report an activity when an event happens (open or close) but do not show the current status (open or closed).
And now for the security part. SmartThings has paired with Scout Alarm for professional monitoring. This solves my requirement for one system to handle security and home automation. There is no additional hardware nor contract required to utilize Scout. You can pay my month or yearly at a discount.
I expect to continue testing for several more months before I undertake a complete removal of the old security hardware. I will update this review as my testing proceeds.
All in all, Groovy!
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I did my research into what hubs are currently available to make your home into a smart home - and most reviews and information keep pointing back to the Samsung SmartThings Hub.
I think the biggest draw for most people is the customer service that comes along with it.
Let's be honest - designing a smart home for your personal tastes is a homebrew hobbyist project that is NOT cheap and will come with its share of frustrations.
This hub will instantly download the newest firmware once you connect it to the internet. It will appear to reboot once this is done.
DON'T BELIEVE IT!!
this was the only major cause of frustration for me. Once all the lights stop blinking and go solid green again, take a moment and unplug the power and backup batteries. This will force a hard reboot and THEN your hub should function just fine. You can then start pairing away.
We had a helluva time getting my wife's phone to log into the SmartThings account. I set everything up on my phone, which is an LG G5, without issue. I sent her an invitation request, but because her phone is a Samsung Note 5, she already had an existing Samsung account. It simply would not accept the invitation and log in. And yes, we had created a separate SmartThings account for her phone.
I got lucky, though. I went into the settings for her phone and to her accounts. My plan was to deactivate her existing Samsung account - but in her accounts section was the SmartThings app. So I clicked on it, entered her new SmartThings account info, and voila - logged in with access to everything.
The only thing that does not work is we cannot add her as a mobile presence device. Gotta figure that one out.
I like the sleek design of the hub. It doesn't take up much space, make noise, or get hot. We have a 25 download 2 upload internet account and everything works instantly for us. No delays or waiting for things to happen.
The only negative thing I have to say is that it does require internet access to work. That also means that Samsung's SmartThings Cloud server MUST be working properly and MUST be connected properly to third party Cloud servers, too (ex iHome). So if connectivity is an issue for you then this may not work all the time.
Currently I use the following with it:
Sengled Element Plus bulbs
IHome sp6x plug
Lutron Casetta switches (best option for older home wiring with no neutral wire)
Ecolink motion sensor
Everything works as it should when their cloud server is running well. There is a strong community help discussion board, too.
Ideally do believe it is your best choice with what is currently on the market.
Una recomendación, al configurarlo en el app, no aparece México, tienen que seleccionar "Estado Unidos" y fijarse en establecer grados C para la temperatura, después, hacer un "reload" desde el app a los dispositivos que reportan la temperatura, como el sensor de movimiento o el sensor multiusos, para que se vea correctamente.
Installation is a breeze. Quality is “Samsung standard” meaning very good.
The device is a battery backup one in case you lost electricity which is now essential.
You don’t have to pay a monthly fee to use the service and you ca purchase accessories to manage a lot of other devices (lights, TV, camera, movement detectors, etc.
Works awesome! Everytime we say "Ok Google, Goodnight" It locks the garage (and turns out all the lights).
We even have a setting in the SmartThings app to auto-lock the garage door incase Google doesn't do it's job lol.
Looking forward to linking up more devices with the SmartThings Hub.
Nice to have access to some prebuilt automation functions plus the ability to do you own programming.
El HUB comple con su proposito, te permite realizar muchas automatizaciones, tiene una gran compatibilidad con muchos productos, la interface de su applicación para moviles es buena, aunque no intuitiva, y ofrece mucha flexibilidad a los desarrolladores. A continuación listo pros y contras en éstos 2 años que he tenido el sistema:
- Compatibilidad con una amplia gama productos IP/zwave/zigbee
- Flexibilidad para desarrollar aplicaciones y device handles. Buena documentación y la comunidad de desarrolladores es grande
- Fácil de utilizar y de agregar dispositivos.
- Interfaz de la aplicaciónha ido mejorando con las actualizaciones
- Buen rango de alcance para el control de dispositivos.
- Es 98% dependiente de internet y de la nube. Si pierdes internet o el servicio de smartthings se cae, casi toda la automatización y seguridad de tu casa se pierde.
- Las smartApps y los device handlers desarrollados por la comunidad sólo corren en la nube, así que si pierdes internet, pierdes todo. La única manera de mantener funcionando todo de manera local (sin internet) es utilizar únicamente los device handlers que se agregan automaticamente al ligar un dispositivo a la red y utilizar unicamente el smartHomeMonitor y SmartLigths.
- No tiene WiFi, por lo que la única opción que tienes (si no construiste tu casa preparada para ésto) es poner el HUB pegado al router para conectarlo por ethernet, y si no está en un lugar estratégico, muchos dispositivos que quieres controlar quedarán fuera de alcance, por lo que te verás obligado a comprar un repetidor de zwave o zigbee. Una opción para solucionar ésto es comprar un receptor de wifi/LAN o comprar trasmisores de powerline (ethernet por la linea eléctrica).
- Tiene HW que te cobran y no está disponible. Cuenta con un radio ya integrado de bluetooth que no se encuentra activado y Smartthings sigue sin confirmar cuando estará disponible. Cuenta con 2 puertos de USB que tampoco hacen nada mas que darte alimentación, así que puedes cargar tu celular ahí.
- El HUB no tiene una interface local para poderlo programar/controlar (como cualquier camara o culaquier dispositivo IP), así que dependes otra vez de internet/nube.
Definitivamente tiene más contras que pros aunque dudo que haya un dispositivo perfecto. Me gustaría intentar utilizar algún otro HUB como el wink, lutron o el harmony de logitech
I bought this to control my Z-wave switches and lights and TV/Blu-ray, I was hoping to control all my speakers as I have them in every room. Very disappointed that I can only really control my switches.
I do however have a couple of concerns. These are the reasons I went with 4 stars instead of 5. First, the box automatically starts updating it's firmware once you plug it in. I thought the box was broken until I read past the quick setup guide and looked up the meaning of the lights on the front. There should be documentation that clearly states it will do this when first turned on so you're not looking at the light on it confused and thinking there's an issue. Second, I was really expecting a way to connect to the device from a PC. While using my phone is fine, there should be a PC interface (not unlike the ecobee3). As you can see from the above review, I'm able to look past those things overall and enjoy the product as it is nearly as much!
* Z-wave support is pretty good
* Works with WeMo
* Works with multiple Logitech Harmony Hubs
* While not cheap, reasonably priced when on sale
* Nicely designed unit
* Built in battery backup
* Mobile app is pretty good
Could Be Better
* Doesn't support all Zwave customization parameters
The One Really Bad Part
While it may have improved, the sign-up process (which I did in Feb 2018) was ridiculously bad. Around the time I signed up, Samsung had just begun phasing out SmartThings accounts and required a Samsung account. I did not really want to sign up for a Samsung account, but if you want to use SmartThings, you don't have much choice in the matter.
So as I'm registering, the sign up form asked for a ZIP code.
After many attempts trying to input a Canadian postal code, I guessed maybe the app really wanted a ZIP code, so then tried entering valid US zip codes and it still wasn't working.
I eventually scrolled my screen a little and realized there was some help text below input field that said "invalid postcode" (in that exact wording and case).
At this point I realized that the app did know I was in Canada and did want a postal code. After some more trial and error I eventually realized that the zip code field would only accept a postal code if it was in ALL CAPS and contained no spaces. Keep in mind that I'm doing all of this on a smart phone, and I doubt that most people think to turn on their caps lock when entering their postal code. This is 2018, and even a junior developer knows how to validate a postal code while ignoring case and whitespace. Even laziest developer would at least tell the user the expected format of the postal code, i.e. 'M1M1M1'.
While it was clear the app knew I was in Canada because of my valid postal code, the registration process still had the nerve to ask me what country I was in. No kidding. All this annoyance just to be able to turn a few lights on and off with an app. This was hands down the worst onboarding experience I've ever had, and I've had a lot of bad user experiences.
Once through the initial learning curve, it was relatively easy to add the custom code to use all the features of the various smart devices.
The set up with Hurts and Google Home is fairly easy. I'M now setting up easy IFTTT protocols for the kids to remember for bedtime and morning routines. Super fun.
Then, about five months in, for no reason I could think of - it hadn't been disturbed, my network was fine, nothing had changed - it lost every device that I'd set up. All 25 devices and the automations just gone from the app, as if I'd never set it up at all. And, talking to support, after a bunch of back and forth explaining the problem, they told me there was no way to recover it.
So, I began the incredibly tedious process of re-pairing the devices that were easy to put into pairing mode. Some - in wall light switches, for example - were so tedious and frustrating that I just didn't bother. So I was down to about 10 devices now and a lot less happy with my smart home.
Then, this week, all the devices became unavailable simultaneously for no reason - no power failures, network changes, or anything. They've been unavailable for days now and I am sure it'll come down to removing them and re-adding them yet again.
I'm going to try a different hub.