All capable smart homes need a brain or central hub to control the vast array of smart devices that are available on the market. The SmartThings hub, now made by Aeotec is the best smart home gateway. The SmartThings-Aeotec Hub, previously available as the Samsung SmartThings Hub v3, offers the same fantastic compatibility as the former SmartThings hub. It comes with the ability to manage the former SmartThings sensors and is also equipped with the Zigbee and Z-Wave protocols. This allows you to wirelessly connect and control a huge range of smart devices, over 5,000 devices from dozens of brands, including voice assistants, lights and switches, speakers, cameras, sensors and more.
Any compatible device that you connect to the hub can be included into automations which can be intelligently managed. The Aeotec/SmartThings Hub provides you the ability to monitor and control connected devices. You can create and run automations, using the SmartThings app on the Samsung Galaxy, Android, iOS, and iPadOS. You may also control connected devices and run automations using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice user interfaces.
It's the easiest system for building a smart home because it's compatible with so many smart products. Whether from Aeotec, SmartThings, or a huge range of third-party brands, Aeotec Smart Home Hub supports certified-compatible devices which use Zigbee 3.0, Z-Wave Plus, Wi-Fi, and API technologies. Aeotec Smart Home Hub is compatible with products from brands including;
cameras and doorbells from Aeotec Arlo, Nest, Ring, and more
audio systems from Bose, Samsung, and Sonos
door locks from Kwikset, Schlage, Yale, and others
lighting from Aeotec Cree, Leviton, LIFX, Philips Hue Sylvania, and others
thermostats from Ecobee, Honeywell, Nest, and others.
Bud's Home Automation website maintains a list of devices which are compatible with Aeotec/SmartThings Hub. It is also a source for countless Aeotec/SmartThings smart home automations.