Samsung's SmartThings product ecosystem has just become a little bigger today thanks to the company's announcement of a trio of affordable new products that act as both smart home devices on the contract and a way to undermine the competition a bit.
The centerpiece of today's announcement is $ 89.99 SmartThings Cam, which the company says combines clear full-HD details, High Dynamic Range wide-angle video with advanced object detection – and which can also detect movement quite quickly.
The new camera, which costs less than rival cameras from Google and Amazon, offers a wide-angle view beyond night vision. SmartThings Cam can record 1
The SmartThings Cam also comes with premium 30-day cloud storage available for $ 7.99 a month or $ 79.99 for a full year. You can connect up to 8 cameras if you go that route or you can stick to 24 hour shooting space for free, with the option of connecting as many as four cameras if you want.
In addition to the new SmartThings Cam, meanwhile, Samsung also introduced a Wi-Fi Smart Plug and SmartThings Smart Bulb, both of which are in the newly developed SmartThings Hub and sensors launched last year – although the SmartThings Hub need some new product.  Smart Plug costs $ 17.99 while Smart Bulb will set you back $ 9.99. Both are available on Samsung.com and choose dealers like Best Buy.
As for what you get with both, Samsung places the bulb as a smarter and more cost-effective way to turn on a home. You can use a voice assistant to mute and control the bulb that baths your home in warm white light.
If you use the bulb with a SmartThings Hub and an app, you can even go as far as setting custom automated bulbs. Say by planning the lights to turn on if you come home after dark or light the lights when you start watching a movie. Similarly, Smart Plug promises to screw almost all lights, small appliances or electronic gadgets into your home into a smart device complete with voice control.