Can I activate my Hub through my desktop or browser?
What is the range of the SmartThings Hub?
The range of the Samsung SmartThings Hub is 50-130 feet (depending on your home's construction).
Range also varies depending on a number of environmental factors, including interference from other electronics and atmospheric conditions.
Z-Wave and ZigBee devices support mesh networking, however. For a thorough look at wireless range and how you can use network extenders to ensure coverage throughout your home, check out our blog post: A Guide to Wireless Range & Repeaters.
Can I use two Hubs in one Location?
The SmartThings app does support multiple Hubs in one Location. However, devices can only be paired to one controller at a time. This means that while the Hubs and their devices will exist on the same Location, devices can only be controlled by the Hub that they are paired to. You can also control multiple Hubs from one account.
To create a new Location and activate a Hub, read our guide for setting up the Samsung SmartThings Hub in the SmartThings app.
To create a new Location and activate a Hub, read our guide for setting up the Samsung SmartThings Hub.
Is the Samsung SmartThings Hub Z-Wave Plus Certified?
The Samsung SmartThings Hub is Z-Wave Plus Certified by the Z-Wave Alliance.
Note the "Z-Wave Plus" mark on the Hub shown in the example photo below.
Unfortunately, due to a manufacturing error, this mark was omitted on some Hubs. We apologise for any confusion.
Rest assured that all Samsung SmartThings Hubs are Z-Wave Plus Certified, comply with Z-Wave Alliance standards, and operate accordingly.
For more details on the Hub’s certification, please visit the Z-Wave Alliance’s website.
What happens if the power goes out or I lose my internet connection?
Samsung SmartThings Hub
The Hub is able to perform some local processing and features a battery backup (4 AA batteries, included but not preinstalled).
If the power goes out, the Hub's batteries are expected to last up to 10 hours. This allows certain preconfigured automations to continue even without power.
Some of the processing that has previously existed in the cloud, like for certain SmartApps and device types, now automatically occurs locally in the Hub. Some automations driven by ZigBee or Z-Wave devices will no longer have to make that round trip from the device, to the Hub, up to the cloud, and back.
Please check back soon for a more detailed guide to local processing and how it works.
Note: An active Internet connection to the Hub is always required to manually control your devices and SmartApps via the SmartThings mobile app.