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One of the biggest problems with the concept of "smart homes" is that there are far too many standards. Some devices are only compatible with Apple's HomeKit, some only work with Alexa, and so on. The category won't be truly consumer friendly until there's a universal standard out there, and the closest we've come so far is probably SmartThings.

The Samsung-owned sells a wonderfully reliable smart home hub along with a few SmartThings branded gadgets. Then it's also compatible with any ZigBee, Z-Wave, or IP device, and tons more thanks to IFTTT integration. Long story short: If you're building a smart home, this is the place to start.

Amazon's Black Friday 2017 sale includes deals on every single SmartThings product, and it's by far the best sale on smart home gear. The SmartThings Hub drops from $100 to $49, the awesome SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor is half off at $19.99, SmartThings Outlets are $33, and everything else has gotten great discounts as well. Check out all the deals below.

Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub

  • Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together.
  • Add smart devices and put your home to work. Choose from a wide range of compatible devices, including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more.
  • Use the SmartThings app or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away, and back home.
  • Power: In-wall power adapter with about 10 hours of backup power from 4 AA batteries (included) Communication. Protocol: ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP. Range: 50-130 feet Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F. Compatible Brands: Honeywell, Philips Hue, Kwikset
  • Requires an Internet-connected router with an available Ethernet port Requires the free SmartThings app for iOS (8.1 or later), Android (4.0 or later), or Windows Phone (8.1 or later)
  • Compatible Brands: Honeywell, Philips Hue, Kwikset
  • A more powerful processor and local app engine means faster performance and enabled offline processing
  • Hub connects to your Internet router via the included Ethernet cable, the Hub has a ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Bluetooth radio and also supports selected IP-accessible devices
  • Replaceable batteries provide backup power that keeps the hub operating locally for about 2 hours if there's a power outage
  • Please reference User Guide and Specification Sheet below under 'Technical Specifications' for instructions on how to add devices and troubleshoot connectivity issues
  • Kindly refer user manual and instruction video for reference.
  • Hub connects all of the different smart devices around your home so you can remotely control your home's security, energy usage, lighting, and more,Range: More than 50 to 100-ft, Power Source: In-wall AC (100-240V)

Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub: $49.00

Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor

  • The versatile Multipurpose Sensor is an all-in-one sensor that can detect vibration, orientation and angle (tilt), temperature and when things open or close
  • Monitor secure areas of your home and be alerted if a door, window, cabinet or drawer opens unexpectedly
  • Get a reminder if you forgot to close your front door or garage door
  • Know the temperature in any room or location
  • Measurements (for combined sensor and magnet): 1.9 inches wide, 1.89 inches tall and 0.57 inches thick
  • Additional Requirements: Samsung SmartThings Hub
  • Range: 50-130 ft
  • Communication Protocol: ZigBee. Refer to the Trouble Shooting Steps available below in product description.

Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor: $19.99

Samsung SmartThings Outlet

  • Control lights, Electronics and small appliances from your smartphone
  • Trigger lights to automatically turn on when you come home and turn off when you leave
  • Save energy by restricting power to Electronics or appliances or receive alerts If lights or Electronics were accidentally left on
  • Power things like coffee machines, Crock-Pots, a/C units, portable heaters and fans using your smartphone
  • Acts as a ZigBee repeater, extending the range of your ZigBee devices, when plugged into a wall outlet

Samsung SmartThings Outlet, F-OUT-US-2, Works with Amazon Alexa: $32.99

Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor

  • Connects to the Samsung SmartThings Hub to automate and monitor your home from the SmartThings smart phone app.
  • Receive an alert if there's unexpected movement in your home, or if children access dangerous or off-limit areas
  • Set connected lights to turn on and off automatically as people come and go
  • Set connected lights to turn on and off automatically if there's unexpected movement
  • SmartThings works with products from Samsung, Amazon, Bose, Schlage, Yale, Cree, Osram Lightify, Honeywell, First Alert, and more. Look for the Works With SmartThings logo or visit smartthings.com for a look at the full list of compatible devices.

Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor: $29.00

Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor

  • Get an immediate alert on your smartphone at the first sign of excess water.
  • Trigger a light or siren to turn on to alert you if water is detected where it doesn't belong.
  • Place the sensor beside the sump pump in your basement to be notified if the sump pump fails.
  • Additional Requirements: Samsung SmartThings Hub

Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor: $29.99

Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor

  • Get alerts when people and pets approach and leave a specified area, such as a home or office.
  • Trigger different actions to take place when you arrive or leave home, such as automatically turn the lights on or off, or lock or unlock the door.
  • Be notified if someone doesn't arrive home by a certain time.
  • This version has a more minimal profile than the original SmartSense Presence sensor.
  • Additional Requirements: Samsung SmartThings Hub

Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor: $22.49

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

  • Everything you need to start your smart home.
  • Control, automate and monitor your home from anywhere using the SmartThings app.
  • Connect compatible appliances, lights, speakers, locks, cameras, thermostats, sensors, appliances and more.
  • SmartThings works with products from Samsung, Amazon, Bose, Schlage, Yale, Cree, Osram Lightify, Honeywell, First Alert, and more. Look for the Works With SmartThings logo or visit smartthings.com for a look at the full list of compatible devices.
  • The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit contains: one Samsung SmartThings Hub, two Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensors, one Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor, and one Samsung SmartThings Outlet.
  • Get immediate alerts on your smartphone if there's unexpected entry or motion in your home.
  • Secure dangerous, valuable or off-limit areas of your home.
  • Control lamps, electronics or small appliances.
  • Trigger lights to automatically turn on when there's motion and turn off when people leave.
  • Pair the included video-ready Samsung SmartThings Hub with a compatible camera to keep an eye on things.
  • Z-Wave Certification ID: ZC10-15090005.

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit: $149.00

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