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Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Canada Review

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit Canada Review


SmartThings is a Mountain View, CA based company that came to existence in 2012 after raising 1.5 million on Kickstarter. Then a few years after, they were acquired by Samsung for a cool 200 million and were allowed to operate as an independent company within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, hence the reason for their name being attached to this company’s products.

SmartThings Pro’s

SmartThings are known for being a pretty good home automation service provider and their system seems to have serious potential in this department. I like it because it works great as a core of a smart home setup and the fact that you can integrate it with a so many different devices is a plus. Its always great to have the flexibility to play around with different devices whenever you feel like making changes to your smart home system.

The SmartThings home monitoring kit is also pretty easy to install by yourself so you don’t have to worry about needing a professional installer coming over to your home to set it up for you. This is pretty cool because we know how messy installers from some of the other home security companies are.

SmartThings Cons

The SmartThings home monitoring kit is however not the best home security solution if you are more interested in setting up an alarm system for your residence. Some people are more into home automation, and this system can be used well for that purpose but it is however lacking as a security system.

I’ve also been hearing complaints about the system having a less than satisfying range to the devices that you connect it to sometimes. Meaning, if you have a really big house…some areas of your home might not be covered because of the short range that this system apparently has. Its just something to keep in mind.


After all has been said and done, I’d say this security system is pretty reasonable. If you’re more focused on the home automation aspect of things, this could be a good solution for you. Feel free to click here to see the deals available for this system on Amazon. However, if you are more interested in setting up a really good home security system that has home automation capabilities as well, I would suggest looking into Frontpoint.