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SmartThings will now operate as an independent company within Samsungs Open Innovation Center group, Hawkinson said. See also: The Internet of Things: Everything You Need to Know In 2 Minutes The company's team will move to Palo Alto, California, but will still be called SmartThings, he added. It is currently based in Washington, D.C. SmartThings launched in 2012 as a Kickstarter project. A power outage at Hawkinson's vacation home, which caused the basement pipes to explode, inspired him to start the company. As a result, he dreamed up a wireless hub that connects to sensors around a house, facilitating a so-called "smart home" that can be controlled by a smartphone.
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