With the Internet of Things (IOT) all the talk at the moment, Samsung SmartThings is a great Smart Home connectivity solution.
At a basic level theSamsung SmartThings Starter Kitcontains everything you need to get started when turning your home into a Smart Home. It will allow you to: Monitor & control your home from anywhere using theSamsung SmartThings App on your phone or tablet.
Add hundreds of compatible devices to enhance your home - Samsung SmartThings is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Philips Hue plus some NetGear, Bose and Honeywell products.
In fact, Samsung SmartThings provides free communication between a smattering of devices from sensors and hubs to cameras and lightbulbs. The SmartThings Hub (the brain of the system) is certified for the Z-Wave, ZigBee, Wifi and Bluetooth protocols - so most of these compatible devices should retain functionality with the Samsung SmartThings hub.
Samsung SmartThings is also compatible with the following Voice Activated brands: Google Home & Amazon Echo