Honeywell integrates with Samsung SmartThings
Honeywell and Samsung SmartThings have joined together, allowing consumers who own a Honeywell Lyric thermostat (first and second generation) to instantly adjust their home's temperature through the new Samsung SmartThings Hub and SmartThings mobile app (available for iOS, Windows and Android).
Other Honeywell thermostats, including the Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and RedLink thermostats (Honeywell's proprietary wireless communication protocol), will be made compatible at a later date.
"Customers put their trust in Honeywell to help them enjoy peace of mind and savings that are possible with our family of connected thermostats," Jeremy Eaton, president of Honeywell's Home Comfort business, said in a statement. "Now we are able to take that to the next level for customers who have welcomed the Samsung SmartThings Hub and SmartThings mobile app into their homes."
Honeywell thermostats can be organized and controlled by zone. The SmartThings app will allow them to be activated as part of customized actions for preset routines. In the future, other Honeywell and SmartThings products will be able to interact through the same cloud technology to allow homeowners to organize and manage their home via their mobile devices.