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# 250590 17-May-2019 15:28
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Couldn't see mention of this from a Geekzone search but I've seen plenty of talk about Samsung Smart Things, which due to the hub not using the legal AU/NZ Frequency should not be used.

However it looks like in Australia they now have an AU/NZ version of Smart Things for sale using the correct frequency (unfortunately seems to ship only in Australia). Strangely the only site selling it is RACV, as linked from to

In the FAQ it has the question...


What frequencies do Z-Wave and ZigBee use in Australia?




The Samsung SmartThings WiFi Hub and any other devices using Z-Wave protocol and sold via RACV use the the Australian frequency and are legally compliant:


  • Z-Wave: 921.4MHz, 919.8MHz
  • ZigBee: 2.4GHz

Now all we need is someone from NZ to do a distribution deal with RACV to sell it here too.



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  # 2239994 17-May-2019 16:13
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wow, they were very quiet about that.




Would be very keen to get one.



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  # 2240002 17-May-2019 16:33
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I emailed RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria) to ask about Smart Things for NZ... got a reply saying:

"Currently we only ship within Australia. I believe we only have distribution license for AU and not sure what Samsung is doing about NZ at the moment."


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  # 2271071 6-Jul-2019 14:32
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Has anyone heard any update on this one? I'd be very keen to get one here in NZ also!


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  # 2271084 6-Jul-2019 15:44
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  # 2319666 18-Sep-2019 11:21
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Hi team,
I'm new to the Geekzone community and plan to add my introduction soon but I wanted to throw in my 2 cents regarding this topic as I've been following it since even before I was a member.

My background is retail and I work heavily with Samsung reps.
I've had word that Samsung is aiming for the end if the year or early 2020 for an NZ Smartthings release in terms of product, and a longer term goal is that every product sold by Samsung will eventually have the capability too.

Holding off my overseas hub order for this :)

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Wannabe Geek

  # 2326108 27-Sep-2019 16:21
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Was in the new Noel Leeming at Westfield Newmarket today, and they had a Smartthings Hub on display but I couldn't locate pricing details in store or online.

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  # 2331709 7-Oct-2019 09:12
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Noelleming taking the pre-orders for Samsung Smart-things Hub for 149$ at the Massive Sellout ASB Show grounds.


I pre-ordered mine for 149$.


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  # 2335196 10-Oct-2019 19:20
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Did they say when they would be available?

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