Honeywell and Samsung SmartThings announce partnership
USA – Honeywell have announced that they have joined forces with SmartThings in a business partnership aimed at giving homeowners an easier way to feel comfortable and in control of their homes. The new deal means that consumers who own a Honeywell Lyric thermostat (first and second generation), can now instantly adjust their home’s temperature using the new Samsung SmartThings Hub and SmartThings mobile app (available for iOS, Windows, and Android). The companies have stated that other Honeywell thermostats, including the Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and RedLink thermostats (Honeywell’s proprietary wireless communication protocol), will be compatible with the SmartThings hub and app in the future.
The new agreement means that consumers can use the SmartThings app to organise and control Honeywell thermostats by zone, as well as activating the thermostats as part of customized actions for preset routines. At a later date it is expected that other Honeywell and SmartThings products will be able to interact using the same secure cloud technology, which will help homeowners to organize and manage their home with a few actions on their mobile devices.
Commenting on the new agreement, Jeremy Eaton, president of Honeywell’s Home Comfort business, stated that “Customers put their trust in Honeywell to help them enjoy peace of mind and savings that are possible with our family of connected thermostats. 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.”