Amazon offers the Samsung SmartThings 2nd Generation Smart Home Hub for $49.99 shipped. Also available from Samsung. Returning to our previous mention as well as the Amazon all-time low, that saves you $50 from the regular going rate. For comparison, it’s on sale for $70 at both Best Buy and Home Depot. With over 1,700 reviews and as a #1 best seller in its category at Amazon, 65% of shoppers have left a 4+ star rating.
If you’re looking for sensors and accessories to go along with your new hub, the motion sensor and a smart plug or two would be a great way to try out Samsung’s smart home platform without breaking the bank. Of course if you want to go all in, the home monitoring kit includes just about everything you need to start automating your home.
SmartThings 2nd Gen. Hub features include:
- Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together.
- Add smart devices and put your home to work. Choose from a wide range of compatible devices, including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more.
- Use the SmartThings app or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away, and back home.
- Requires an Internet-connected router with an available Ethernet port Requires the free SmartThings app for iOS, Android or Windows Phone