Samsung Electronics today announced its new SmartThings Cam, designed to help families keep an eye on what matters most at home.
SmartThings Cam allows you to monitor a home with monitoring features at an approachable price. The Cam combines detail in Full HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) wide-angle video with object detection that intelligently senses motion at a moment’s notice.
Through the SmartThings app, you can see home from anywhere and receive notifications that distinguish between people and the motion of pets or a passing car. Activity zones can be set to pay closer attention to a specific area, such as notifying parents of movement in a nursery or when a pet jumps on furniture when no one is home.
The SmartThings Cam can see more in a home during the day or night using a Full HD (1080p) 145-degree, wide-angle camera with night vision. In addition, SmartThings Cam’s two-way audio built-in allows for communication from a smartphone.
Using the SmartThings app, users can set Works with SmartThings light bulbs to turn on when motion is detected at night, or automatically turn on activity zones when a user leaves home. Cam comes equipped with 24 hours cloud storage at no additional cost, with up the option to connect up to 4 SmartThings Cams. Premium 30-day cloud storage is also available for $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year, with the option to connect up to 8 SmartThings Cams.
In addition to the new SmartThings Cam, Samsung is also expanding their SmartThings portfolio by introducing a SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug and SmartThings Smart Bulb . With SmartThings Cam and Wifi Smart Plug, setup is simply through your in-home Wi-Fi, a SmartThings Hub is not required.
The SmartThings Smart Bulb is a cost saving way to light a home offering personalization with white light that can be dimmed and controlled with a voice assistant. Together with a SmartThings Hub and the SmartThings app, you can create personal automations such as dimming the lights for movie night or schedule them to turn on before arriving home after dark.
With the new Wifi Smart Plug, users can make nearly every lamp, small appliance or electronic device in the home smart with a discreet, compact design and voice control support.
Starting today, the SmartThings Cam ($89.99), SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug ($17.99) and SmartThings Smart Bulb ($9.99) are available in the U.S.