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SmartThings platform now available Australia-wide through Samsung and RACV

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Samsung and RACV have announced the nationwide availability of the SmartThings starter kit which can wirelessly connected range of compatible devices and create a smart home.

With the new SmartThings Starter Kit, users will be able to link products like home appliances, smart TVs, audio systems, smartphones and tablets along with an ever expanding list of other compatible devices.

The national rollout of SmartThings by Samsung and RACV comes after the platform was first made available to Victorian customers in December 2018.

Now customers across the country can take their first steps to creating a smart home with SmartThings.

The kit will allow users to combine the SmartThings mobile app with the included wi-fi hub to connect and manage devices around their home along with compatible voice-assisted services.

The SmartThings hub can link with compatible smart third-party products like cameras, lights, locks and speakers which can all be managed through the SmartThings app.

“Samsung continues to invest in delivering technology to Australians that offers a simple and easy way to help manage their daily lives and households through offerings like SmartThings,” saysEric Chou, Head of Category Management at Samsung Electronics Australia – IT and Mobile.

“The benefit of SmartThings and Samsung’s growing portfolio of connected products is that they can operate and integrate with a range of compatible products from other brands.

“Our goal is to help our customers utilise connected technology to empower them to do more, in addition to making things easy.”

The RACV SmartThings Home Starter Kit will include a wi-fi hub, two multipurpose sensors and three motion sensors.

These devices will form the starting point to allow users to monitor, control and automate a wide range of connected products and create a wide-range of scenarios.

“After experiencing strong demand and positive feedback since the launch in December 2018, we are delighted to offer the Smart Home Starter Kit Australia-wide exclusively through RACV,” said Nicole Brasz, RACV Home Executive General Manager.

“The national distribution marks another significant step toward creating a more seamless connected future in more homes through the SmartThings platform experience.

“We are thrilled to provide more people with a unique product to help make their homes more efficient and their lives easier.”

The RACV Smart Home Starter Kit is now available across Australia from RACV for $299 + $13.50 postage & handling.

Customers in the Melbourne metro area (postcodes 3000-3210) can purchase the SmartThings Home Starter Kit and have it installed by an RACV expert for $378.

Australians can request a Smart Home Starter Kit at racv.com.au/smartthings.