SmartThings is a project fringing on the 'Internet of Things' concept -- a way to connect the world around you to a digital device.
The SmartThings hub and accompanying range of apps, installed on your mobile device, connects your household with your smartphone. The open-source programming can be used to control your door (sense if someone enters or leaves), heaters, or TV and lights to fool thieves.
According to the developers, you can customise any device in your home depending on weather conditions -- such as turning your heater on when it's cold, or leaving the sprinklers off when it rains. In addition, you can keep an eye on drawers with precious items, and be alerted when they are opened.
SmartThings is an open platform, and the company recently teamed up with other Kickstarter projects to add more products and uses to the hub.
The Kickstarter campaign managed to reach $1,209,423 in funding, based on a $250,000 goal.