Samsung Electronics Co., which is competing with Google Inc. and Apple Inc. to gain a foothold into home automation, is acquiring SmartThings, a startup that makes makes mobile applications to remotely control devices in houses.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, with technology blog Recode reporting the price as $200 million. SmartThings said in a blog post that it would operate as an independent business within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center and would relocate to a new headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

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