Have you ever wished you could turn off the lights in your room with the voice? Do you have given you want to control your coffee machine or your air conditioning from your phone? Fortunately, you do not need to transform your whole house with a multitude of smart appliances: a power outlet smart can be a simple and economic solution that will enable you to give new life to the devices you already have. Are you not sure what are the outlets smart? This is everything you need to know.
How do they work?
Use a power outlet smart is super easy. First you must plug one into the other traditional. Then you need to connect something else (a lamp or any appliance, for example) in it. Finally, connect the outlet to your virtual assistant favorite, as the Alexa or the Google Assistant; you can also connect it to the application of the power outlet smart. Then this comes on and stops the flow of energy towards the article that you plugged into it using commands sent from an application or a hub of smart home and your WiFi network.
What are they used for?
There are many uses for a power outlet smart. These are just some, to jumpstart your imagination:
- Turn on the coffee maker before getting out of bed.
- Control your air conditioning or your heater without stopping your seat.
- Turn on lamps while you are not at home, to scare off potential thieves.
- Off from your office to the oven, your curling iron or flat iron for the hair that you left on.
- Turn on your christmas lights with a voice command.
What you should take into account before purchasing a power outlet smart?
There are several things that you should take into account before you purchase a jack smart. First, make sure that it incorporates the type of system command that you want to use. For example, it would not be a good idea to buy a power outlet that you use only your own application if you only use it to Alexa.
Another feature to look for is the energy monitoring. When you connect a device to this type of plug smart, you can find out how much electricity you use, a thing that can be particularly useful if you are trying to decide if you need to change by a model of lower consumption. The outlet registers how much electricity you are using your device, and then sends a report to your application. The reports vary between applications, but many allow you to view the hours of highest energy use and how much is used over time. Quite a few outlets smart offer the option to set a schedule to turn on and automatically turn off a device to save electricity. Some smart plugs that do a good job of monitoring the energy are the WeMo Insight Switch, the Elgato Eve and the D-Link Wifi Smart Plug.
If you don’t have enough sockets at home, it is also a good idea to get a power outlet smart that has the capacity to multiply its amount.
Finally, don’t forget the location. Some outlets are made to be used indoors and others for outdoors. Among these, our favorites include Maxcio, iDevices, and Wasserstein. In interiors, the Satechi Dual Smart Outlet is a great choice for users of HomeKit. The ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 is the most flexible in the world of smart plugs. Can be used with Alexa, Amazon, HomeKit and Apple’s Siri Assistant and Google. Do any of these options you like? It also works without the need of hub smart.
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