We are used to flashing notifications from specialized systems which has been awesome in helping us with accessibility. But they are closed system, and does not have opportunities for expanding. They typically have 5 to 7 different notifications, but that’s it. Doorbell, alarm clock, fire, motion sensor, and a few others and no more. If you saw some other sensor that you would like that works with another system, you are not able to add it to your closed system. What you have is all you can have with a closed system.
The big benefit of smart home with smart hubs is that you can have as many notifications as you want! The limit is your imagination. I have over 20+ different possible notifications at my home!
All explained in ASL.
Devices shown here in video: Inovelli red series dimmer, Inovelli LED strip, LIFX 1100 bulb, Wemo Insight smart plug, Samsung Smartthings smart button and Samsung Smartthings multipurpose sensor.