If this Kickstarter project gets funded (and it looks like it’s well on its way), in the future we could monitor, automate, and control a variety of different things in our house with just a couple of taps on our phone’s screen.
“Your world, smarter. SmartThings makes it easy to connect the things in your physical world to the Internet. You can monitor, control, automate, and have fun with them from anywhere – at home or abroad, city or country. We’ve made it possible to install apps that mash up and interact with your SmartThings, as well as online and other services, unlocking a world of possibilities and unlimited potential to make your life easier, more convenient and fun. We call these SmartApps.” – SmartThings
At the heart of the SmartThings system is the central hub, which can be connected wirelessly to outlets and various types of devices and sensors (called Things), including door locks, temperature sensors, light switches, smoke alarms, thermostats, and vibration and pressure sensors. Once connected, these devices can be monitored and controlled via apps right from your iPhone.