Residents benefit from easier smart home device management as ABB-free@home® integrates into Samsung’s SmartThings platform

Residents benefit from easier smart home device management as ABB-free@home® integrates into Samsung’s SmartThings platform

  • Residents can leverage the SmartThings App for holistic home management
  • Access to SmartThings gives ABB smart home users access to additional applications and bridges from other manufacturers and networks
  • Partnership of open technologies creates world-class automation platform

A giant leap in helping smart home residents avoid ‘application overwhelm’ has been made by Samsung Electronics integrating the ABB-free@home® automation App into its SmartThings platform. The development enables residents to holistically manage appliances and devices from different manufacturers via a single home automation App for seamless and complete home management.

  • ABB-free@home® system integrated into SmartThings
  • ABB-free@home® system integrated into SmartThings

The number of smart homes worldwide is predicted to increase to 33.2 percent by 20281 and the new world-class ABB-Samsung smart home platform will link and manage switches, dimmers, shutters, blinds, windows, doors, weather stations, climate control, scene support, photovoltaics, Samsung heat pumps and domestic appliances. Linked to the ABB-free@home® platform and its selective devices, the solution for each resident can then be fully individualized.

With ABB-free@home® now deeply embedded into the vast ecosystem of SmartThings, it can interact with all other partner solutions on the platform. ABB-free@home® also enables remote access, management, and control functions for apartment building property managers in the rental and multi-dwelling market. This will enhance innovation opportunities for them with automation, energy management and service systems.

Samsung Electronics visiting ABB's booth at Light + Building 2024
Samsung Electronics visiting ABB's booth at Light + Building 2024
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Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President at Samsung Electronics said, “We are committed to delivering smart and sustainable living solutions that enrich our world. Our SmartThings platform is one of the largest open ecosystems of connected devices and services, allowing our customers to monitor and control their smart homes and buildings with the SmartThings App as a one-stop solution. We are delighted to partner with ABB, a global leader in building automation and control, to integrate their innovative products and systems into our platform. Together, we are creating smarter and more energy-efficient solutions for residential and commercial customers, helping them reduce costs and environmental impact. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with ABB and bringing more benefits to our users.”

Mike Mustapha, President of ABB Electrification’s Smart Buildings added, “With around eight smart devices in the average household worldwide2there are major advantages to all home devices and appliances being able to talk to each other through one, centralized system – whatever the brand or manufacturer. Our open technologies delivered to industry standards like Matter help consumers manage their homes with ease, while reducing costs, saving energy, and benefitting the environment.”

With its acquisition of Eve Systems in 2023, ABB became a leader in Matter and Thread, the new smart home connectivity standard and wireless protocol that is backed by all major technology players. With ABB-free@home® now part of the Eve Matter range, the Samsung SmartThings platform, as well as becoming Matter-based in its own right, the combined smart home offering is truly holistic.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered, and operated. Building on over 140 years of excellence, ABB’s more than 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com

ABB Electrification is a global technology leader making efficient and reliable use of electricity from source to socket possible. With more than 50,000 employees across 100 countries, we collaborate with our customers and partners to solve the world’s greatest challenges in electrical distribution and energy management. We help businesses, industry, and consumers run their facilities and homes efficiently and reliably. As the energy transition accelerates, we are electrifying the world in a safe, smart, and sustainable way. go.abb/electrification

About SmartThings

SmartThings, Samsung’s global connected living platform, builds smart homes that are convenient, safe, sustainable, and fun. Millions of people, in nearly 200 countries, use SmartThings to easily control their connected homes and IoT devices. SmartThings delivers simple, powerful experiences across Samsung’s leading portfolio of phones, TV, and appliances. We offer the most versatile smart home experience as an open platform with a rich partner ecosystem. As a founding member of Matter, we are a leader in the industry to help make smart homes more secure, reliable, and seamless to use. Do the SmartThings at www.partners.smartthings.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry, and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

[1] https://www.statista.com/outlook/dmo/smart-home/worldwide

[2] https://www.statista.com/statistics/1107307/average-number-connected-devices-households-worldwide/

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