Imagine being able to control things in your house remotely, right from an app on your iPhone, such as turning on or off the lights or air conditioner. Imagine being able to be notified immediately if your pipes burst and your house is flooding, or if your dog escapes from the backyard.
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.
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.