Samsung unveil new SmartThings camera, plug and light bulb
SmartThings expands Home Monitoring with nNew Smart Camera and brings Wifi Smart Plug and Smart Bulb to platform
Samsung Electronics announced its new SmartThings Cam, so if you wanted to make your home smarter but couldn't, now you can.
SmartThings Cam is a smarter way to monitor a home with premium monitoring features at an affordable price. The camera combines crisp, clear detail in Full HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) wide-angle video with advanced object detection that intelligently senses motion at a moment's notice.
Activity zones can be set to pay closer attention to a specific area, such as notifying parents of movement in a nursery or when a pet jumps on furniture when no one is home. While many indoor cameras are limited to a 130-degree view, the SmartThings Cam can see more in a home during the day or night using a Full HD (1080p) 145-degree, wide-angle camera with night vision. SmartThings Cam's wider view also has better picture quality to see and capture more detail in video using HDR technology, and two-way audio built-in allows for easy communication from a smartphone.
"We want to help families keep their connected lives simple and seamless using SmartThings to bring together hundreds of popular smart home products in one platform," said SK Kim, Senior Director, IoT Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "Our new SmartThings Cam, Wifi Smart Plug and Smart Bulb create new pathways into our smart home platform, where users will discover how everyday tasks can easily be automated."
In addition to the new SmartThings Cam, Samsung is also expanding their portfolio by introducing a Wifi Smart Plug and Smart Bulb . These products join the full line of completely redesigned Hub and sensors, which launched last year.
The SmartThings Smart Bulb offers personalization with warm, white light that can be dimmed and controlled with a voice assistant and you can automate it to certain actionssuch as dimming the lights for movie night or scheduling them to turn on before arriving home after dark.
In terms of pricing, the SmartThings Cam will cost $89.99, the SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug, $17.99 and the SmartThings Smart Bulb will be priced at $9.99