Samsung Electronics, a multinational consumer electronics manufacturer, recently announced a partnership with ABB Group, a global leader in power and automation technologies. This partnership aims to expand Samsung SmartThings integration into more homes and buildings.
“With SmartThings, Samsung has been able to create an ecosystem of smart appliances making homes smarter and more efficient,” said Chanwoo Park, Head of IoT Business, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to build on that by partnering with ABB to expand the SmartThings experience to new customers making it easier for consumers to reduce costs and create positive environmental impact”, added Park.
Samsung’s Home IoT solution in the residential and commercial construction market is strengthened thanks to a partnership with ABB, which combines smart home solutions with SmartThings to create a more advanced, cost-effective, and energy-efficient solution for monitoring and controlling homes and buildings.
A Smart Partnership
ABB is one of the world’s leading technological businesses, with 130 years of experience and over 550,000 items made and sold. Its ABB-free@home® automation solution for residential and commercial buildings handles a variety of building equipment, including access, detection, communication, and climate systems.
The combination of ABB-free@home® and Samsung SmartThings creates a one-stop-shop for IoT solutions, allowing developers, builders, and management companies to easily monitor and control building technologies. This further cements Samsung’s position as a leading provider of smart home solutions for real estate developers, builders, and management companies.
Samsung and ABB are working on a cloud-to-cloud integration that will give free@home® and SmartThings users more access and control.
Convenience and Energy Efficiency
Customers may monitor and operate ABB’s portfolio of devices, including as cameras, sensors, and comfort systems, using Samsung’s SmartThings platform. SmartThings allows users to access their smart home features from anywhere in the globe using a single application.
Buildings that are energy efficient use less energy, emit fewer greenhouse gases and cost less. The integrated energy management solutions from Samsung and ABB allow high-impact energy applications like refrigerators, washers, dryers, HVAC, and other appliances to run more efficiently. Users can manage appliances to lower total expenses by using energy and power metres, which provide up-to-date data on energy expenditures.
A smart house connected to renewable energy equipment from ABB, such as photovoltaic inverters and chargers, covers energy consumption needs while reducing CO2 emissions from other energy sources, which are expected to account for nearly 40% of annual global CO2 emissions1.
Developers will benefit from Samsung and ABB’s collaboration since it provides a scalable, turnkey smart home solution with premium Samsung appliances and ABB devices that can significantly lower operational costs through increased efficiencies and predictive maintenance services.