Samsung acquired SmartThings in a deal which was worth $200 million last year, and now the company has announced a new SmartThings Smart Home Hub.
The new SmartThings Smart Home Hub comes with a faster processor and more powerful local app engine than the previous models, it also comes with built in battery backup and expanded mobile connectivity.
As well as the new Smart Home Hub, SmartThings also announced that they will be offering a new Premium Service for the hub.
We’re also launching an optional premium service that will offer customers advanced incident management control, and improved home monitoring through DVR video streaming.
This new service enables SmartThings customers to automatically send a text to or call friends, neighbors, or loved ones they pre-select whenever a problem is detected that needs immediate attention–such as a flood or fire. Customers will be able to grant trusted contacts access to their smart devices so that these friends or neighbors will be automatically notified of a problem requiring attention at the customer’s home, and also able to easily resolve it.
You can find out more details about the new Smart Home Hub and also the new premium onitoring service over at SmartThings at the link below.