Adding a Simple Hub to your system allows voice control of your entire home using Amazon Echo, complete control of SmartThings devices, timer and trigger based events, remote access to your system while away, and added safety and security.
The Simple Hub includes preinstalled Simple Sync software, and is the most convenient way to add all the Simple Sync software functions to your system. Just connect the Simple Hub to your local network with the included Ethernet cable, and the Simple Sync software will automatically synchronize with your system, adding all of the powerful features shown below.
Simple Control has been certified for use with Amazon Echo. Adding a Simple Hub to a system that includes Amazon Echo allows control of everything in the home through voice commands. Whether you’re arriving home with both hands full of groceries, comforting a baby, or anything that preoccupies your hands, you can now switch on the lights, turn on some music, or really anything you want, simply by speaking commands to Amazon’s Alexa. The flexibility of voice control can also empower people with special needs.
The Simple Hub adds deep integration with SmartThings products. Add Simple Hub to your system, and use SmartThings motion detection to turn lights on and off, control AV equipment and more. Automatically turn off all your lights and AV gear and set your Nest thermostat to Away mode each time you leave the house. And likewise, turn your lights on and set your Nest thermostat to Home mode just by walking in the front door. With a Simple Hub and SmartThings devices, your imagination is the only limit of what you can achieve in automating home control.
Timers and Triggers
The Simple Hub supports triggers, allowing you to create reactive feedback actions such as “run the Watch TV Activity when my Lutron keypad button is pressed.” Another example is that SmartThings can trigger Simple Control activities via events like motion detection. Triggers can be set to execute from the Simple Hub automatically so they work even when the app isn’t actively running on any phones or tablets. In addition to trigger-based events, programmed timer-based events are supported as well.
The Simple Hub allows secure remote access into your system so you can control your entire home while you're away. Record your favorite show from the beach. Or, turn-up the heat when you’re on your way home from vacation. Whatever comes up, and wherever you may be, you’ll hold the control to make things right. (The remote access feature requires BOTH the Simple Hub (or Simple Sync software on a Mac or Android) running on your local network AND a Simple Service subscription.)
Synchronization, Backup, and Configuration Lock
The Simple Hub keeps your system settings synchronized across all of your phones and tablets. Changes on any phone or tablet are reflected across your entire system in real time. The Simple Hub will even update phones and tablets that aren’t currently powered on, the next time the app is launched. The Simple Hub also provides secure backup and the ability to restore to all of your phones and tablets simultaneously. PIN-based configuration lock is also included for all phones and tablets.
Simple Sync Software
If you wish to run Simple Sync software on an existing Mac or Android and have no need for the Simple Hub hardware, a standalone copy of Simple Sync software is also available for purchase.
Simple Control of your Mac
When installed on a local Mac, Simple Sync for OS X turns your Mac into an HTPC media center. Control the Mac from the comfort of your couch using the Simple Control app with commands that allow you to setup and execute your Mac activities. Commands include launching OS X applications, mouse position and click commands, keyboard entry, waking the OS X system from sleep using network level Wake on LAN commands, and even restart/shutdown/sleep.