Update 40: CE International Manufacturing Underway!
We had a number of back and forth items with the certification team, but we are now compliant for CE countries. We’ve got a bit of work left with respect to user manuals (safety language has to be in German in Germany), labels, and disposal partnerships, but those are all documentation / administrative.
We’ve ordered initial batches of SmartThings Hubs and Things for countries that support the CE marketing. The longest lead time is for the PCBs, and we’ll update with a delivery time once we have that. We’re looking at expedite fees to see if we can get it all sooner. By the end of next week, we will be sending you a personalized ‘Choose Your Things’ communication.
In addition to the SmartThings Hub, you’ll be able to choose your Things from SmartSense Multis, SmartSense Motions, SmartSense Presence Tags and moisture sensors. We’re working hard to validate and test a controllable outlet for each plug type to include as an option as well. If you added more money to your pledge you’ll be able to add on. We’re assembling a list of other products that we’ve tested, including more controllable outlets, with which you can expand your SmartThings experience once you receive your kits.
In terms of logistics, we’re still working through how we’ll ship, but likely it will originate from the US. We’ll need to validate addresses as many may have changed in the past year, so be on the lookout for that communication as well. Given how patient you’ve all been, we will be covering the shipping charges for sending out to International backers. You’ll only be responsible for local duties and taxes.
Thanks again for your patience. We can’t wait for you to be up and running and making more of the world smarter!