What Is a Smart Plug and What Can I Do With It?

A smart plug is typically a plug-in device with some style of wireless communication (i.e. Z-Wave, Bluetooth, or WiFi) built-in. This device plugs into an existing wall receptacle allowing you to make anything you plug into it a smart device.  This wireless communication gives you new monitoring and control functionality beyond that of traditional, non-connected devices. 


Using Your Smart Plugs:

With the added wireless capabilities of your smart plugs, you can remotely control any lamp or small appliance that is plugged into it. You can view the activity of your plugs anytime within the app to know when they were turned on or off. Smart plugs, however, really shine when you utilize Scenes, Schedules, and Automations to add ease and convenience to your everyday routines. Ideas for automating your smart plugs could include:

  • Turn your bedside lamp on at 10pm, just before bedtime
  • Turn on your coffee maker or kettle at 7am
  • Turn your plug on or off with your voice using Google or Alexa
  • And so much more... 

Smart plugs give you the ultimate control over many of your home’s devices. The best part about smart plugs is the installation. All you have to do is plug them into an existing wall outlet; no wiring or professional installation required. If you have any questions about smart plugs, please feel free to contact us anytime; our information is listed below.