Smart Home Smart Plugs
Start building a smart home with smart plugs.
22:10 28 July 2019
If you have appliances that are not designed to be controlled from your phone but still considering building a smart house, smart plugs could provide the best and cost-effective solution.
Smart plugs are little main adaptors that you can turn on or off using an app or a voice assistant. These can be used with any appliance fitted a three-pin plug. However, their capabilities only extend as far as turning the mains power on and off.
Smart plugs work perfectly with any plugged-in upright lamps. It allows users to schedule the lights to switch on and off at any time. This is a simple way to deter intruders as your home will appear occupied even if you’re away.
You can also use a smart plug to wake you up in the morning by automatically turning on the radio, switching on a kettle, or turning your lights on.
Smart plugs also offer an additional layer of protection as you can use them to switch on security cameras overnight, then disable them when you’re home. This is important so they won’t be running all the time wasting storage and power.