The Internet of Things is all the range so it seems and to get your house and the things in it online this £199.99 kit would be an excellent start.
It consists of a hub which connects to your existing home router, a multi-sensor (used to detect the opening and closing of a door or window), a motion detector, a presence detector (a key ring type fob which tells the owner is in the house), a plug adapter (to switch on. and off connected devices) together with batteries, User Guide, ethernet cable and mounting kits. It all works in conjunction with a free iOS or Android phone app which can be used to control the parts of the system as well as to receive alerts from triggered devices. It is a standalone product that will offer basic home security and control to a limited degree. The idea is that other Samsung Smart devices can be added to the system – cameras, speakers, lights, thermostat to allow remote control of as many items within your home that you see the need for.
One great thing about this kit is that it is compatible with the Amazon Echo, Black and can be controlled through the Ech by voice. Also it is compatible with the IFTTT app which allows various types of automated connected devices to be used together. For example when my back garden Arlo Smart Home – 4 HD Security Camera Kit, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision by NETGEAR (VMS3430-100EUS) camera detects movement IFTTT tells the Samsung Smart Things hub to turn on the conservatory lights. By speaking to it I can tell the Amazon Echo to turn on the TV and dim the lounge lights.
What you are buying with this product is not only a basic home automation and home security device but the way into a fully connected home.