SmartThings home monitoring kit (UK version here).
Even though Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 pandemic is waning, working from home is the new norm now. Since everybody is spending more time at home, SmartThings starter kit is useful for making home appliances smarter in terms of time saving and touch-free operation.
SmartThings hub’s battery backup is used to be a unique advantage not available in most smart controllers. Unfortunately, this advantage is gone with controller V3. The good news is the newer controller is cheaper. As the most popular smart controller in the market, expansion with 3rd-party smart devices is least of our concern. For US starter kit, the controller is still V2 with battery backup. While UK starter kit comes with controller V3 without battery backup.
Note: SmartThings ADT Home Security Start Kit is not suitable outside US because the professional monitoring services are available in US only. Without this service, SmartThings home monitoring kit is a more cost-effective choice.