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# 257355 27-Sep-2019 14:52
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Spotted at the new NL store in Newmarket Auckland. None of the staff knew anything about it or even what it was lol but hopefully it will go on sale soon. 😃

 

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  # 2326122 27-Sep-2019 16:38
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Interesting. I had a whole lot of xiaomi sensors going to my smart things hub with annoying device handlers that were a pain to set up initially. Will be interesting to see what the legit sensors go for and if they will work with the US hub or if they needlessly region lock things.





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  # 2326229 28-Sep-2019 00:59
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Yeah same here, no price tags on it and staff pointed me off in the direction of smart home stuff behind this saying it would be on the shelf there... Didn't see it anywhere except in their display like this!

 
 
 
 


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  # 2333313 9-Oct-2019 12:51
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Reposted as directed by mods. Re Samsung Smartthings Hub available for preorder last week at the NL clearance event.

 

Just been into my local NL. The salesman knew what I was talking about and was able to look it up on their system. At the moment they are coming, but no eta. Price was confirmed at $149.99 but the package only contains the hub and a power supply. I think the “starter pack” referenced in the import thread had some extra HA bits included.





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  # 2335203 10-Oct-2019 19:27
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Looking forward to getting one. Been holding off getting one from Aust. Played around with home assistant on a Pi with a z wave usb stick but the Pi kept dying. Looking forward to something more stable

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  # 2335225 10-Oct-2019 20:29
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AceVPD: Looking forward to getting one. Been holding off getting one from Aust. Played around with home assistant on a Pi with a z wave usb stick but the Pi kept dying. Looking forward to something more stable

 

Have been using home assistant in docker on a NAS, with postgres backed db. It's honestly rock solid - the Pi is your problem as you mentioned :-)

 

Might be keen on integrating smart things with existing HA setup though. Would love some sensors


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  # 2335273 11-Oct-2019 01:10
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Hey. I haven't looked into more than the Pi besides in a PC. But couldn't get zwave working.
I've recently read that I probably need a better grade sd card for the Pi. I do like how HA allows you to integrate just about anything.
How hard is ito set it up on a NAS?
Thanks!

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  # 2335283 11-Oct-2019 06:18
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@AceVPD This is off topic. Please start a new thread.

Also, take a look into Hubitat also.




 
 
 
 


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  # 2335474 11-Oct-2019 11:17
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I was given this flyer at the Noel Leeming 'mega sale' at the ASB Showgrounds last weekend, when I asked about their SmartThings display.

 

"SmartThings is coming to your local Noel Leeming store soon.*"

 

Small print:  *Available week commencing 14 October 2019  

 

 

 

SmartThings HUB RRP: $149  (NZD)

 

Accessories RRP from: #30 to $59

 

 

 

There is nothing , yet, on the NL website, at of Fri 11th Oct.


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  # 2335494 11-Oct-2019 12:01
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Awesome, thanks for that!

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  # 2335539 11-Oct-2019 14:03
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Anyone know if they are zwave or zigbee at all? zwave wont work obviously on the US sourced hub. In saying that the price isnt too bad to just replace it with the local one.





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  # 2335687 11-Oct-2019 16:36
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I would imagine it will still have Zigbee and Z-wave (with AU/NZ frequencies). Don't see why they would exclude those...

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  # 2335699 11-Oct-2019 16:55
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I mean the sensors. zwave ones would be useless for me. It seems even with the device handlers that I got from the smartthings forums and reading thru all the pages and pages about it, the xiaomi sensors are just not reliable enough going to my smart things hub. Keen to get the actual samsung ones that will work nativly if they will be compatible.





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  # 2335744 11-Oct-2019 18:45
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Emailed NL and Samsung. NL said they had no info and Samsung said they were launched on the 7th Oct. Hmmm

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  # 2336719 14-Oct-2019 11:52
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Hamuardo:

 

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I was given this flyer at the Noel Leeming 'mega sale' at the ASB Showgrounds last weekend, when I asked about their SmartThings display.

 

"SmartThings is coming to your local Noel Leeming store soon.*"

 

Small print:  *Available week commencing 14 October 2019  

 

 

 

SmartThings HUB RRP: $149  (NZD)

 

Accessories RRP from: #30 to $59

 

 

 

There is nothing , yet, on the NL website, at of Fri 11th Oct.

 

 

Welp, nothing yet.


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  # 2337483 15-Oct-2019 15:53
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...An update from Noel Leeming, Newmarket. So you don't waste your time driving there or contacting them only to discover they still don't have any SmartThings products.   (despite the display is still being there instore)

 

I went in-store yesterday (14th Oct) and they have no ide when they'll get anything. They phone Samsung Electronics Northcote (distributors) who didn't even know what SmartThings was. FFS. So the helpful NL emplyee called them again and got someone else at Samsung. "Soon" was the answer. They had no answer when confronted with the info that their Samsung staff were handing out flyers at the Noel Leeming 'Massive Sale' at ASB Show Grounds two weeks prior.

 

 

 

Oddly, NL system shows that they had SmartThings 'Smart Buttons' available "Only at Massive Sale" - they didn't, I was there. ...that's where they handed me the flyer when I was aking about availability and dates.

 

 

 

I then had an online chat with a Samsung customer service rep (via https://www.samsung.com/nz/) who a knew absolutely nothing. "Management haven't given any info yet". He then flatly refused to 'contact management' and ask them, even when presented with the info from the flyer.   Again, FFS.

 

 

 

I've put an order in for every SmartThings product that Noel Leeming have listed in their system and they will contact me as soon as one of them arrives on their system.   So, I will be sure to let you all know when anything arrives, on this thread.   (I only live a few mins from NL, Newmarket).


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