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Samsung Teams Up With ADT in Home Security

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Samsung brings security specialist ADT to add optional monitoring services to the SmartThings home automation offering, bringing a combination of DIY smart home products and professionally installed and monitored security systems.

Samsung ADT securityDubbed the ADT Home Security Starter Kit, the base bundle includes a Security Hub, two door and window sensors and a motion sensor. The Security Hub features a 7-inch touchscreen, built-in siren, battery, cellular data backup and encrypted wireless technology. It also acts as a SmartThings hub, meaning it connects with SmartThings devices as well all the security sensors found in the package.

Samsung also plans to add other security devices in the future, including fire, carbon monoxide and water sensors. Control comes through companion SmartThings mobile device app, while the ADT partnership provides optional subscription-based 24/7/365 professional monitoring.

"We know from research that home security and safety are top reasons why consumers adopt smart home technology," Samsung says. "The collaboration with ADT enables us to connect our Samsung SmartThings ecosystem to the most trusted name in life safety so consumers have peace of mind knowing that someone is ready to react to an incident at home in just a moment's notice."

The ADT Home Security Starter Kit is available now, at least in the US.

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