Samsung tackles grid stability with smart home energy system

Samsung has unveiled a new demand response program for its SmartThings platform, aiming to connect smart homes to the power grid and automatically reduce energy consumption during peak demand periods. The initiative – called Flex Connect – is currently available in New York and California and works in conjunction with SmartThings Energy, the company's energy management solution.

Flex Connect leverages SmartThings' AI Energy Mode to automate how connected devices and appliances...

Samsung unveils SmartThings Pro for businesses

Samsung has unveiled its new hyper-connected B2B platform, 'SmartThings Pro,' at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas.

The South Korean tech giant has set up an impressive 816 square metre booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, showcasing its latest commercial display products and solutions at the major North American display exhibition.

Jung Hoon, Vice President of Samsung's Visual Display Business, said: "We are thrilled to introduce a wide range of new hardware, solutions,...

Samsung launches 3D Map View for SmartThings

Samsung has launched its 3D Map View feature for SmartThings, which allows users to see a virtual 3D map of their home and easily control connected devices like lights, thermostats, and appliances.

The 3D Map View, first unveiled at CES 2024, is now available in all countries where SmartThings is accessible. It addresses the challenge of managing the growing number of smart home devices by consolidating them into an interactive 3D rendering of the user's floor...

Samsung and British Gas will help UK homes reduce energy use

Samsung is partnering with British Gas to help UK customers take control of their household energy consumption.

"As one of the UK’s most trusted brands, British Gas is the perfect fit for us as an innovative technology business. Together we are now able to harness SmartThings Energy to provide customers with easier control into optimising their daily routines and energy use," explained Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President at Samsung.

The collaboration expands the...

Samsung wants to connect smart homes with vehicles

Samsung is collaborating with Hyundai to expand its SmartThings platform to support connected vehicles. The goal is to develop solutions that fully integrate the smart home and connected vehicles for future lifestyles.

The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 3 January to work together over the next few years. The partnership will connect Samsung’s SmartThings platform with Hyundai and Kia connected vehicles to develop “Home-to-Car” and...

Samsung SmartThings adds support for the Matter protocol

Samsung’s smart home platform SmartThings has added support for the industry-changing Matter protocol.

Matter is a new IoT standard that’s backed by more than 180 companies (even Apple!) and is guided by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly Zigbee Alliance) whose members span various industries.

Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Head of Marketing for the Connectivity Standards Alliance, said:

“We truly believe that Matter is the foundation and future of...

Samsung’s IoT platform SmartThings now supports edge computing

Samsung’s IoT platform SmartThings now supports edge computing to improve home automation.

Edge computing enables more core functionality to be processed locally. For the end-user, that means tasks are executed faster, more reliably, and with greater security.

In a blog post, the SmartThings team wrote:

“While users will not see a change within the SmartThings app, on the backend, SmartThings Edge is transforming connectivity and the experience in a...