ADT/SmartThings Hub Announced for UK in November 2018


#1

Thanks to @i_konst For spotting this new page on the UK SmartThings website which announces that the ADT/smartthings model line should be coming to the UK next month.

This is been available in the US for about a year, and is the only smart things model I personally would consider as a security system, as it is the only one that has cellular communication to the monitoring center. All other SmartThings model lines rely on the Internet and the smartthings cloud for all notifications, including the ones to your own phone. It also has its own set of dual logo security sensors which use a proprietary protocol and should be more reliable than the home automation ones.

I don’t know if it’s going to have exactly the same features as the one in the US, but here’s the discussion thread and a couple of other links for that one.

And one community member has created a popular custom smartapp which has a lot of additional functionality For integrating the home automation and home security sides of this model. I would think it would work the same with UK version, but of course we will have to wait and see to be sure. :sunglasses:


(Jimmy) #2

interesting! I didn’t know ADT had business presence in the UK


#3

Yes, they’ve been operating in the UK for almost 75 years, and are one of the top three brands for monitored residential systems. They tend to be regarded more as a budget brand for residential and as a full-service brand for commercial properties. They have a fairly simple single zone system which runs around £300/year. And then a more complex multi zone offering.

Chubb and G4S are also popular monitoring brands in the UK.

https://www.git-security.com/topstories/security/monitoring-europe-survey-european-alarm-monitoring-market


(Jimmy) #4

Did we ever have this camera in the USA?



#5

Nope. That’s a Vodafone product and is available exclusively as part of the Vodafone smartthings offering for now (EU only). It’s currently scheduled to be available for more general purchase in the EU in February 2019, but I doubt if it will ever come to US.

https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91eAD36pMHS.pdf

Requires the V-Home Hub. The V-Home Hub is sold as part of the V-Home Safety Starter Kit.


(John Lockwood) #6

OMG!

I had been pretty hacked off that ADT US had three different ‘smart’ Alarm systems including the Smartthings one whereas ADT UK had none I would consider to be smart. (Despite their own protestations.)

I therefore had been leaning towards getting a DSC PowerSeries alarm system with the Envisalink module to link it to Smartthings. Being a standard DSC panel it would be able to use the DSC cellular module as well.

As I recall the ADT/Smartthings product is purely wireless including the outdoor sirens. This is the one area I am unhappy with. I don’t like the idea of having to periodically get a very tall ladder to replace batteries on the external sirens.

(The DSC PowerSeries can use a mix of wireless and wired sensors and sirens.)

@JDRoberts @i_konst
By the way, that ADT/Smartthings ‘coming soon’ page has now been removed :frowning:

Hopefully this does not mean they have cancelled it. :disappointed:


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #7

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