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SmartThings’ New Hub Uses Samsung Cameras to Monitor Your Home

"Before, SmartThings was easy for early adopters, but I think now we're mass market easy."

The Verge

SmartThings, the open-platform smart-home company that sold itself to Samsung a year ago, is rolling out its first new product line since it was acquired by the Korean electronics giant.

The new SmartThings “smart hub,” a router-like device that supports various wireless protocols and powers a series of sensors around the house, has a new design and is equipped with a more powerful processor to support video monitoring.

That means that SmartThings users can connect a home monitoring camera, either a D-Link camera or a Samsung-made one (natch), to the new hub and monitor the live video feed from the SmartThings mobile app.

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