Smartthings Review: Living In The Smart Home – Slashgear


By default there are four – “Good Morning!”, “Good Night”!, “Goodbye!”, and “I’m Back!” – which effectively work as master triggers to one or more actions. Set the system to “Good Night!”, for instance, and you could have all the lights turned off, the doors locked, and the motion sensors linked to a siren, all in one fell swoop. You can trigger them manually, or you can leave SmartThings to its own devices and use proximity and time to handle it. The system uses geofencing, figuring out who’s home and who’s away by the Presence fobs and phones nearby. In a fairly dense San Francisco neighborhood I found it would recognize me as being “home” when I got within 20-30 feet of my front door.


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