Part of this open ecosystem is a smart device certification program where SmartThings curates and certifies innovations submitted from the developer community.

Smart Home Interview - SmartThings

SmartThings Team | SmartThings

SmartThings is the easiest way to turn a home into a smart home, bringing users peace of mind, savings, and convenience. As an open platform with a thriving ecosystem, SmartThings also brings users freedom of choice in devices and limitless possibilities.

SmartThings offers a complete end-to-end smart home platform that is easy, open, and limitless unlike other Internet of Things companies that offer point solutions or closed, proprietary platforms.

Which technologies do your products use to communicate with each other and how does it work?

SmartThings supports Z-wave, Zigbee, WiFi and the newest version of the hub will include support for additional protocols such as Bluetooth Smart.

Do your products communicate with products from other manufacturers using a standard protocol?

The smart home landscape today is a confusing one with many different devices and standards — some that work together and some that don’t. There was no way to harmonize all of the connected devices in people’s homes before SmartThings.

As a completely open platform, SmartThings works with all top brands and unifies them into one beautiful app experience. That means users are able to buy the brands and products they like and have much more flexibility and freedom to create a smart home for their unique needs.

Part of this open ecosystem is a smart device certification program where SmartThings curates and certifies innovations submitted from the developer community. Once approved, these SmartApps and device integrations are published all the way through to users, appearing directly within the SmartThings app.

What types of devices do you manufacture or provide?

  • Hubs
  • Software / Apps
  • Security Devices
  • Lighting and Automation Devices

Can your products be installed by the homeowner or are special skills and tools required?

Yes, they can be installed by the average homeowner.

In a short paragraph or 2 please describe how your products fit into a Smart Home scenario and how they are set up to work together to perform automated tasks.

The SmartThings Hub is the gateway to building a smart home. Compatible with over 150 third party devices —from a connected light bulb to a connected thermostat— anyone can use SmartThings to communicate and create tasks in their home all through the SmartThings mobile app.

After connecting the hub and placing a few smart sensors around the home, users can get texts or notifications whenever things that are important to them take place–whether it’s when their son or daughter gets home from school, when their spouse is leaving work, if there’s a leak forming in the basement, if the front door was accidentally left unlocked, or if there’s unexpected motion in or near their home.

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