Smart home: Samsung collaborates with ABB

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Samsung Electronics announced a partnership with ABB to expand Samsung SmartThings integration into more homes and buildings. “With SmartThings, Samsung has been able to create an eco-system of smart appliances making homes smarter and more efficient – said Chanwoo Park, Head of IoT Business at 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”. With 130 years of expertise and more than 550,000 products manufactured and sold, ABB is one of the leading technology companies in the world. Its ABB-free@home® automation solution controls a host of building equipment including access, detection, communication and climate systems for residential and commercial buildings. Integrating ABB-free@home® with Samsung SmartThings creates a one-stop-shop for IoT solutions providing easy access to monitor and control building technologies, further solidifying Samsung as a key provider of smart home solutions for real estate developers, builders and management groups. Samsung and ABB will develop a cloud-to-cloud integration allowing consumers of both ABB-free@home® and SmartThings broader access and control. With Samsung’s SmartThings platform, users can monitor and control ABB’s portfolio of devices, like cameras, sensors and comfort systems integrated with SmartThings, allowing users to access their smart home features from anywhere around the world with a single application. Energy efficient buildings reduce unnecessary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and costs. Samsung and ABB’s integrated energy management systems run high-impact energy applications like refrigerators, washers, dryers, HVAC, etc. with more efficient usage models. Energy and power meters provide users with up-to-date data on energy costs allowing users to strategize appliance usage to reduce overall costs.