Singapore – 21 November 2017 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today introduced the latest innovation in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the Samsung Connect Home and Samsung Connect Home Pro – an all-in-one solution that provides both whole home Wi-Fi® and smart home connectivity with one of the richest smart home device ecosystem in the market. Singapore will be the first country, apart from the US, to offer the Samsung Connect Home device, which was showcased today at a launch event held at Orchard Scotts Residences by Far East Hospitality. Media were given a first hand look at the Samsung Connect Home in action in a full-home setup in one of Orchard Scotts Residences' serviced apartments in a partnership with Far East Hospitality, allowing them to experience the full capabilities of the latest IoT device by Samsung.
"We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and create products that help to enhance our consumers' lifestyles, providing them with increased convenience to tackle their daily tasks," said Sarah Chua, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore. "With the Samsung Connect Home, we're reshaping the home network to offer consumers a solution to expanding Wi-Fi® coverage, removing blind spots within the home and also presenting them a command centre that has the ability to automate, monitor and control their smart home."
"Singtel is pleased to be the exclusive telco partner of Samsung Connect Home in Singapore. Our customers will now enjoy a fuller smart home experience when they pair Samsung Connect Home with our value-for-money fibre broadband plans and comprehensive range of connected devices," said Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director, Home, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.
Expandable Mesh Wi-Fi® Networks
Each Samsung Connect Home device is an incredibly powerful solution to removing blind spots for Wi-Fi® coverage within the home, with each router having a range of up to 1,500 square feet. Users can increase their coverage to up to 7,500 square feet with the use of five routers, which work together in tandem to create a single Wi-Fi® network that make Wi-Fi® calls or video streams smooth while moving about the home.
A SmartThings Hub
The Samsung Connect Home and Connect Home Pro not only functions as a mesh Wi-Fi® system, but also works as a SmartThings Hub, making it compatible with locally certified Works with SmartThings devices and Samsung appliances1. The integration of the SmartThings platform and the Samsung Connect Home device allows users to utilize it to its fullest potential, creating a smart home of interconnected devices and appliances. Samsung SmartThings makes it easy to automate and manage one's smart home ecosystem, thanks to the Samsung Connect app, which gives consumers the flexibility and convenience to control their smart home easily at the touch of a button or through voice recognition with Bixby, the intelligent personal voice assistant.
Safe and Secure
Safety and security has always been a valued concern to Samsung and consumers can rest easy knowing that Samsung Connect Home is protected with powerful security solutions, delivering top-classsecurity. It is protected by Samsung Knox, which provides defence-grade security at the hardware and software layers, allowing users to monitor and block out unauthorised external access. Automatic firmware updates provide additional safeguards to keep their home network and all their connected smart devices secure.
Simplified Setup and Management
Samsung Connect Home can be set up with easy-to-follow instructions using the Samsung Connect app. Also, users can easily see and manage connected devices, set parental controls and allow guest access.
Sleek and Compact Design
Gone are the days of larger, antenna-laden routers; the Samsung Connect Home and Connect Home Pro boast a simple, sleek and compact design that can be placed anywhere and everywhere within the home, even in plain sight.
Experiencing Samsung Connect Home First-Hand at SITEX 2017
Consumers who head down to SITEX 2017 happening this week from 23 November to 26 November will have a chance to experience the Samsung Connect Home in action. With a full smart home setup available at Samsung's booth, visitors will be able to go on fully guided tours to understand the capabilities of Samsung Connect Home as a SmartThings platform and how it interacts with other smart devices.
With a Samsung Connect Expect counter set up at Samsung's booth, consumers will also be given free smart home consultations, answering all queries they may have on smart homes. Visitors can head to Samsung's booth – Singapore EXPO hall 7, booth 7A13, for more information on the Samsung Connect Home.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Connect Home and Samsung Connect Home Pro will be available from 23 November 2017 at a recommended retail price of $198 and $298 respectively. Official telco partner Singtel, Singapore's leading fibre broadband service provider, will make Samsung Connect Home and Samsung Connect Home Pro available to new and existing fibre broadband customers for purchase. Packages include:
• Package 1 – Connect Home
o At $12/month2 for a pair of Connect Home.
• Package 2 – Grill/Door Lock with Connect Home
o From $38/month2, enjoy a pair of Connect Home and Smart Grill/Door Lock for keyless entry into your home.
Consumers can also purchase the various Samsung SmartThings sensors at the following recommended retail prices: