SmartThings Wants to Connect Your Dog, Mailbox and Kitchen Cabinets to the Internet
Sometimes you just can’t remember if you turned off the toaster oven before leaving the house. Sitting at work, you might wonder, “is my house burning down?” or “should I go home and check?” You could run home, of course, or you could just link that croissant cooker up to the internet and switch it off from your phone. SmartThings promises to let you do just that, offering a system that connects everyday physical objects to a cloud-based control center. The project aims to provide users with a bevy of end-devices — automatic door locks, thermostats, humidity sensors, presence sensors, power outlet switches and more — that connect to a router-like SmartThings hub. From here the user can easily see and control these devices on the SmartThings mobile app.