Unboxing the NEW Samsung smartthings ADT security bundle

We're excited to see Samsung break into the security market with a trusted name like ADT. This means you can have an easy to install security system with central station at an affordable cost with all the added functionality of the best open source home automation platform on the market. Add in Amazon's Alexa voice assistant or Google home, Arlo cameras, Ring doorbells, any number of controllable lights and a WiFi thermostat and you're on the way to safer, easier living through control of the essential parts of your home.

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The remote wasn't included but seems worth a try.

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The box included   ...

Manuals

2x open close sensor

1x motion sensor with corner and flat mounting brackets

Power supply

Touch screen hub with optional desk mount. 

 

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Here's a close up of the remote. It's nice, my car alarm is built into my car key so this won't be out of place on my key ring, it feels like any other Samsung accessory, smooth, shiny and well constructed.

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The ADT certified open close sensor are sleek. My current understanding is that you need to use the ADT sensors to maintain the active central station contract.

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 ADT on the left Samsung on the right 

ADT on the left Samsung on the right 

 Very standard motion sensor with 2 mounting options, one for mounting in a corner, one for mounting on a flat wall.    Initial impression.   Samsung makes great products and ADT is one of the most trusted name in home security. The interface seems simple, functional without being flashy, true to the smartthings design model.    The accessories feel good, nothing special about them, tried and true accessories that will continue to not need improvement for another few decades.    If it works like smartthings and has the reliability of ADT we're going to be seeing a lot of these in our future.

Very standard motion sensor with 2 mounting options, one for mounting in a corner, one for mounting on a flat wall.

 Initial impression.

Samsung makes great products and ADT is one of the most trusted name in home security. The interface seems simple, functional without being flashy, true to the smartthings design model.  

The accessories feel good, nothing special about them, tried and true accessories that will continue to not need improvement for another few decades.  

If it works like smartthings and has the reliability of ADT we're going to be seeing a lot of these in our future.

That's what's in the box. I'll be setting this system up in the next few days and will do further reviews then!