Direct Energy has launched a partnership with SmartThings to bring a smarter, safer, connected home to energy customers in Texas.
Direct Energy will offer customers Smart Home Starter Kits from SmartThings that include a Hub and a number of sensors and controllable devices focused on energy management, basic home security, and home automation, such as smart power outlets, motion sensors, and open/close sensors. These smart devices communicate with each other inside the home and connect with the homeowners' smart devices through the SmartThings mobile app, allowing the homeowner to set context-sensitive, "if this, then that" home automation rules and stay connected with their home and family from anywhere, anytime.
Starting today for a limited time, new and existing customers in Texas enrolling in any of the low, competitive, fixed-term energy plans from Direct Energy and Bounce Energy will receive a free SmartThings Starter Kit. More details and an illustrative video showing how SmartThings works are at www.directenergy.com/getsmartthings and www.bounceenergy.com/getsmartthings.
SmartThings is compatible with hundreds of smart devices from a variety of manufacturers, and customers can add many other popular smart devices like smart lighting, locks, smart switches, thermostats, video cameras, leak detectors, and garage door openers to create a fully connected home. There are no contracts or installation costs; customers will be able to follow simple setup instructions that can be completed in as little as 15 minutes to enjoy convenience and home control at their fingertips.