Bag yourself a super smart saving on the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit at Maplin right now for Black Friday 2017.
If you’re looking to turn your home into a smart home, a great place to start is the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit. The great news is that its price has been slashed in half courtesy of one of Amazon’s best Black Friday deals. That means you can pick one up for just £99.99, down from its standard £199.99 price. That’s ridiculously cheap for anyone looking to supercharge their home’s tech and the cheapest this kit has ever been sold on Amazon. A bonafide bargain.
So what do you get in the SmartThings Starter Kit? Well, you get:
- A SmartThings hub
- A SmartThings multipurpose sensor
- A SmartThings motion sensor
- A SmartThings presence sensor
- A SmartThings outlet
The SmartThings kit is designed to work with other smart devices such as LIFX and Philips Hue lightbulbs, Ring doorbells and other connected devices with Zigbee and Z-Wave compatibility. Considering one of the biggest pain points in creating a connected home is all of the disparate devices, the Samsung SmartThings is a one stop shop to bring it all together in fully automating your home. That’s everything from connected lights, to video cameras, to speakers, to even door locks.
Our review stated: “With the second-generation hub, wider device support and better third-party integrations, such as for Amazon Alexa, have dramatically improved SmartThings. When it first launched, SmartThings was an interesting look at the future, but now it’s become an essential part of my smart home.” The SmartThings also works with Google Assistant, too.
Routines make it easy to automate processes. So for example, you can use presence sensors and your phone so the SmartThings knows when everyone is away, turning off all the lights and heating to save money. Then when you’re nearby, these can be turned on so you return to a cosy and warm home. Perfect for when everyone is round for Christmas.
You can also look at adding additional sensors to really augment the SmartThings’ capabilities, such as a moisture sensor to detect any leaks. That’s great for peace of mind.
No wonder we gave the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit an excellent 8/10 review score. Keep in mind that was when we reviewed it at full price, too. Now that it’s just £99.99, it’s a must have for anyone dipping their toes in the smart home future.
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