The new DIY security system starter kit bundles what you need for automating your home and keeping it safe.

Samsung and ADT have announced they’ve teamed up to bring you a new home security system based on the SmartThings ecosystem.

Start with the safety kit. The two companies have collaborated on a do-it-yourself security suite called the Home Security Starter Kit. This set includes two SmartThings-enabled motion sensors and two door and window sensors. A Wi-Fi-enabled digital panel called the Security Hub serves as the main interface to the security system. The hub offers a 7-inch touch display and comes with a built-in siren, battery, and free cellular data backup through Verizon. You can use it to easily arm your house with the touch of a button, or use it to check up on your SmartThings devices.

The Samsung and ADT SmartThings Home Security Starter Kit will retail for $550 when it launches on October 29. There’s an optional expansion pack that retails for $200, which includes a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, and a water leak sensor. There’s also a keychain remote that’s sold separately for $25.

Protect your home with ADT. Along with the SmartThings sensors and digital panel, ADT is offering its patented monthly home security monitoring for $14.99. ADT also offers a professional subscription tier for $24.99, which will call the authorities should the system sense motion while you’re out. The two subscription plans can also be combined to bring double the security to your home. There’s no long-term contract required, either, and you can easily subscribe and unsubscribe as you need ADT’s services.

Coming soon. You can pre-order all this on October 2 at Samsung’s website and on

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