Samsung launches a trio of articles to make your home more ‘smart’
Samsung has just launched 3 distinct products in the Smart Home segment. There are 3 devices you can have at home to make your home integrated into the technology. The range is called SmartThings and includes a camera, an outlet and a lamp.
The surveillance camera SmartThings Cam
This camera has very interesting features. It has the possibility to shoot in Full HD with a angle of 145 degrees. The camera switches to night vision automatically when the house lights go out. Video is shot with an angled lens and HDR quality.
In addition, the camera sends notifications to the user through the app and can distinguish the movement of objects, animals or cars passing. You can also define zones of activity for the camera to focus on. This equipment costs $ 90.
SmartThings Smart Wings Smart Plug
This outlet has the ability to make compatible lights and appliances smarter. Through the application, you can control the devices by voice. Including, the assistants Alexa, Google Assistant and, of course, Bixby, are compatible.
This outlet has a value of $ 18 .
SmartThings Bulb Smart Lamp
Finally we have the intelligent lamp that has a simple but useful operation. Through the application SmartThings you can control the intensity of the white light it emits. You can also configure automate the lamp to dim or increase the lights at specific times.
However, for this you need the hub of Samsung, which is around 70 dollars. SmartThings Bulb costs $ 10.
Alternatives to Samsung products
Although interesting in terms of quality and price, these articles are not available for purchase in Portugal. So you have some suggestions for similar equipment that you can buy online.
Xiaomi Mijia surveillance camera
For 34 euros, this surveillance camera is unbeatable. We are talking about Full HD quality recording and 360 degree viewing. You are also entitled to night vision and bi-directional audio.
Xiaomi Yeelight LED
With the value of 22 euros , this is slightly more expensive than Samsung’s but brings more features. Most important is that it offers several colors of light, not just white. In addition it is fully compatible with other Xiaomi devices and controllable by the Mi Home app.