As the smart home market continues to grow, users need simple, interoperable and reliable ways to connect a more significant number of devices. SmartThings Station offers quick setup and compatibility with a variety of smart home products, including Matter devices, with the simplicity users have come to expect from Samsung. With SmartThings Station, users can automate different aspects of their home environment, setting up routines that add convenience to their day and help reduce energy waste by easily turning off lights and appliances.
"Having a smarter home shouldn't be complicated or expensive. So we wanted to create SmartThings Station as a simple, reliable and expandable smart home hub", said Jaeyeon Jung, Executive Vice President and Head of SmartThings and Device Platform Center at Samsung Electronics. "The number of devices in a connected home continues to grow, especially in light of the recent launch of the Matter standard. We are proud to play a role in facilitating the adoption of this exciting technology".
A smarter home with minimal effort
Samsung's SmartThings Station is easy to set up. When a user first turns on the device, pop-up messages will appear on the user's Samsung Galaxy smartphone to guide them through the connection process seamlessly. Users can also choose the option to efficiently onboard devices with a simple scan of a QR code with a smartphone camera.
Intuitively adapts to users' daily routines.
A smart home hub helps various devices, including thermostats, lighting and power outlets, to continuously interconnect with other devices connected to the smart home server, so that they all operate together to create a harmonized environment. SmartThings Station facilitates the automation of preset routines created through the SmartThings mobile app, without the need for users to control individual devices manually.
Users can activate a routine created in their SmartThings app just by pressing the Smart Button on SmartThings Station. For example, when it's time for bed, a quick tap could trigger a bedtime routine, which could turn off the lights, close the blinds and lower the temperature. Or, if a movie night is in the plans, a movie routine could turn on the TV and dim the lights. When leaving home, SmartThings Station can turn off unused outlets and appliances to save energy and activate a security system. Users may also want a gaming routine, which could trigger specific TV and lighting settings and activate "Do Not Disturb" mode.
Consumers can activate up to three different routines just by pressing the Smart Button, with short-, long- or double-tap activations. Routines can also be activated through the SmartThings app, whether people are at home or away.
Find and manage your devices at home with greater accuracy
SmartThings Station is also integrated with Samsung's SmartThings Find, a fast-growing asset tracking service that helps users find misplaced devices - by double-pressing the Smart Button, it can ring on your nearby phone to make it easier to find.
SmartThings Station, which functions as an always-at-home device scanner, helps Samsung Galaxy users track the locations of their registered devices, from smartphones, tablets, watches and headphones to personal items such as keys or a wallet with a Galaxy SmartTag or SmartTag+ device attached. By routinely scanning for devices, SmartThings Station will tell users the location of connected smart devices or tags in the home, and share an alert on the user's smartphone when a tag or device leaves or returns home.
A fast charging dock that fits perfectly into a smart home
SmartThings Station is also a powerful charging base that supports wireless charging up to 15W. Fast charging is a nifty addition to a Smart Home hub because it works so well with the rhythms of life. Users can opt to receive an alert when charging is complete, so they can pick up where they left off or switch to charge another device.
SmartThings Station will launch in the U.S. and Korea. The device will be available in black or white from early february 2023 in the U.S. market.
Translated by: A.M