Amazon offers the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit for $99.99 shipped. You can find this kit on sale for around $125 at Best Buy and it sells for $200 when not on sale. This kit includes everything you need to get started with Samsung’s SmartThings monitoring with its included two multipurpose sensors, motion sensor, and smart plug. Rated 4.3/5 stars at Best Buy.
Not sure where to start beyond this? Check out our getting started guide for a Z-Wave smart home. The SmartThings kit interfaces with all Z-Wave products and is a great central hub.
The $19 SmartThings Arrival Sensor can automatically trigger actions based on the arrival or departure of specific people. This is a great addition to the above kit as you can expand your home’s automation easily.
Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit features:
- Includes a SmartThings Hub to connect wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and make them work together
- Includes two SmartThings Multipurpose Sensors to receive alerts if windows open unexpectedly, set connected lights to turn on and off as you open doors, and much more
- Includes a SmartThings Motion Sensor to receive alerts if there’s unexpected movement, set connected devices to turn on and off as people come and go, and much more
- Includes a SmartThings Outlet to control lights, electronics, and small appliances from anywhere
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