IFA 2015: Samsung Announces Next-Gen SmartThings Home Hub

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Samsung announced the Smart Home Hub at the IFA 2015, Berlin. The SmartThing hardware hub connects to the hundreds of smart home gadgets.

The device supports various wireless protocols and powers a series of sensors around the house, comes with a new design and is equipped with a more powerful processor to support video monitoring. The new Smart Home Hub is improved on many ways, it is no longer needs an internet cloud connection to function and can run autonomously for 10 hours on a battery if the power is cut.

IFA 2015: Samsung Announces Next-Gen SmartThings Home Hub

The Smart Home Hub comes with a new processor that support video, so that all Wi-Fi connected cameras can be hooked up to the SmartThing system. Users can view a livestream from the camera any time, any where and can store the videos in the cloud.

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"We see home security as the biggest starting point, by far, for the smart home," said, Alex Hawkinson, SmartThings founder and CEO. "Before SmartThings was easy for early adopters, but I think now we're mass market easy," reports TheVerge.

The SmartThings mobile app for iOS and Android have also been redesigned for a more intuitive experience. The device is available on sale starting today for #99 in the U.S. Take a look at the video below...

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/138101882" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/138101882">Samsung SmartThings</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/smartthings">SmartThings</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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