Samsung SmartThings and Alexa Working Together
In this tutorial video for your smart home, I get Samsung SmartThings and Alexa working together. I take my Echo Plus and get it connected to my Samsung SmartThings Hub and then control my SmartThings with Alexa.
When integrating SmartThings and Alexa, it’s important to note that you will duplicate other devices already connected to a hub. For example, if you have an Echo Plus like I do, it’s likely that you’ve already connected many devices without the use of a hub. If you connect devices again through Samsung SmartThings, then your devices will show up more than once in Samsung SmartThings and the Alexa App.
The other important thing to note with your Echo and SmartThings being integrated together is the fact that you can’t actually trigger your alarm system from armed to disarmed and vice-versa. You’re also not allowed to lock and unlock all door locks with Alexa, as this is locked down as a security feature for you. It would be simple for someone to unlock your door using only their voice, if Alexa (with SmartThings) were allowed to unlock your door.
In the end, the integration of Samsung SmartThings and my Echo Plus was very easy and it provided me with all the routines and scenes from my SmartThings Hub. It also provided all of the devices from SmartThings and allowed me to do plenty with those devices.
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