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WiFi/Z-Wave/ZigBee Smart Plugs

SMAhome magazine: Smart plug Keeps Home Energy in Check

Considering to buy a smart plug for remote controlling? The smart home automation magazine - SMAHome listed the latest smart plugs across different manufacturers on its July issue magazine. Whatever you want to use smart plugs to control home appliances or just play with it for fun, you may find a suitable smart plug for your specific application.

For easy installation, the majority smart plugs adopt compact form design can directly plug into conventional electricity outlets. Consumers can find smart plugs come with different plug types including American, European, Britain, Australia. In terms of technology, you can find smart plugs supporting different protocols in the market. For example, smart plugs supporting ZigBee, Z-Wave, WiFi or Bluetooth.  

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled smart plugs are really easy to setup and use. Only using the smartphone to connect with these types of smart plug, you can instantly operate it, no need computers, hubs. However, gateway or hub is required to use for the ZigBee and Z-Wave smart plugs. 

The current smart plugs share similar designs and have common features such as energy usage monitoring, energy usage reports, scheduling, status alerts via push notifications or email and LEDs for status indication.

Additionally, some advanced smart plugs offer other amazing features like voice control, triggers and IFTTT integration. Voice control is based on Apple HomeKit integration, like ConnectSense Smart Outlet and iHome iSPS SmartPlug support voice control using Apple Siri. SmartThings SmartPower Outlet has built-in PIR motion sensor which enable the smart plug automatically turn on/off lights based on motion detected. It seems both trigger and IFTTT become promising features for the future due to they can greatly expand on the applications of smart plugs. 

Knowledge: What's IFTTT" IFTTT (If This Then That) is a web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called "recipes", which are triggered based on changes to other web services. IFTTT gives you creative control over the products and apps you love. How to use the IFTTT? For example, users can use the IFTTT weather channel can trigger the light to turn on when the sun sets. With all the apps, webites and devices that are already around, IFTTT can potentially be a very powerful service for delivering a wealth of new applications.

We herein publish the SMAHome magazine listed 13 smart plugs from global countries.


Eneco Toon Slimme Stekker

  • Based on Z-Wave technology (frequency 868.42MHz), Routing Slave
  • Maximum power rate up to 2500W
  • Provides insight into consumption and costs of individual devices or a group of devices
  • Supports control via the "Toon op Afstand" and "Toon op Tablet" apps
  • LED ring for showing how much power is consumed - color changes when consumption increases, and light flashes when the maximum load (2.4 KW) is exceeded

Leviton Decora Z-Wave Controls - DZPA1-1LW

  • Z-Wave enabled universal appliance module designed for use for most residential lighting and motor applications
  • Supports SA LED/CFL, 15A incandescent, halogen and magnetic low voltage, electronic low voltage, fluorescent, and motor loads up to 1/2 horse power
  • Fully compatible with the Wink Hub as well as all other certified Z-Wave controllers
  • Scene capable
  • Compatible with Z-Wave Network Wide Inclusion, Beaming and Security
  • Built-in transient surge suppression


SmartThings SmartPower Outlet

SmartThings SmartPower Outlet

  • ZigBee-based
  • Allows users to control lights, electronics, and small appliances from their smartphones
  • Lights can be triggered to automatically turn on when someone comes hoe, and turn off when the person leaves
  • Users can use their smartphone to power things like coffee machines, Crock-pots, and blenders
  • Users can save energy by restricting power to electronics or appliances
  • Sends alerts if lights or electronics were accidentally left on

Zuli Smartplug

  • Zuli Presence - any room with a Zuli Smartplug will know when user is there and instantly adapt to personal lighting and temperature preferences (requires three or more Zuli Smartplugs)
  • Supports control from the Zuli App (iOS)
  • Dimming for every light
  • Scheduling for lights and appliances
  • Shows energy consumption at a glance
  • Supports Bluetooth Smart for simple setup (no hubs, router configuration or 4 digit pairing necessary) and direct communication between Smart plugs and users'smartphones

Zuli Smart Plug

Digi XBee Smart Plug ZigBee

 Digi XBee Smart Plug ZigBee

  • Intelligent wireless energy management device
  • Extends the range and strength of a ZigBee network
  • Creates additional network pathways for more reliable mesh networking
  • Plugs into a standard power outlet for easy setup
  • Small form factor for unobtrusive deployment
  • Integrated current and ambient light sensors.

Visible Energy UFO Power Center

  • Real-time feedback - Understands the energy each individual electrical devices users and its cost
  • Socket schedules - Automatically turns off appliances when not in use
  • Socket roles - Automatically turns on appliances when needed
  • Socket timers - Starts appliances at off-peak times
  • iPhone and iPad interfaces - Easy to use, no PC needed
  • WiFi connectivity - Connects to existing wireless home network, no additional gateway needed
  • IP device - Connects to Visible Energy Web Portal for software upgrade over the Internet
  • Free Energy UFO app



Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

  • Allows users to monitor electronics'usage/cost and receive custom notifications
  • users can turn electronics on or off remotely
  • Supports scheduling or can have the devices respond to sunset and sunrise
  • Works on multiple smart devices simultaneously
  • Works with existing home WiFi network and mobile Internet (3G/4G)
  • Modular system for easily adding more switches at any time
  • Works with entire family of Belkin WeMo products and IFTTT
  • Free WeMo App (Android & iOS)

iHome iSP5 SmartPlug

  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Works with Apple HomeKit
  • Users can control their HomeKit-enabled accessories with voice using Siri directly from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • iHome Control app for smartphones - users can control music, lights, fans, heaters and more with one tap verbal command
  • Apple and Android Apps available soon (Apple: iOS 8.1 or later; Android: Jelly Bean 4.2 or later)

iHome Smart Plug

ConnectSense Smart Outlet

ConnectSense Smart Outlet

  • Comes with two WiFi enabled electrical outlets that users can control and monitor separately
  • Works with Apple HomeKit and allows users to control HomeKit-enabled accessories using Siri on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication
  • Users can install and configure the Smart Outlet with the ConnectSense App
  • Users can turn on and off any plug-in device with voice
  • 2.4A USD charging port supports rapid charging for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, and iPads, while freeing up an outlet and eliminating multiple chargers
  • ZigBee-enabled for communicating with other sensors and devices while also acting as a functional gateway for all other smart devices.

D-Link mydlink WiFi SmartPlug DSP-W215

  • On/Off scheduling
  • Local and remote control - Users can instantly turn the devices on/off with the free mydlink Home App from a smartphone or tablet
  • Simple setup - it can be easily connected to existing WiFi with WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) button
  • Thermal protection via a built-in thermal sensor that will automatically turn of overheating appliances
  • Energy usage statistics for power consumption monitoring of connected devices
  • WiFi connectivity - Requires no additional hub or device; works with any WiFi network

D-Link mydlink WiFi Smart Plug


VAE Vision ZL7261 Smart Plug

  • EU, FR, IT versions available
  • Power meter to remotely switch on and off home appliances and monitor power usage
  • Automatic inclusion after power on
  • Press the button 3 times within 2 seconds for including or excluding
  • LED indicators display power status
  • Maximum loading 16 Amp
  • Input Voltage: 90 - 230 VAC

Edimax Smart Plug Switch with Power Meter SP-2101W

  • Easy wireless installation with a smartphone or table - no additional hardware required
  • Supports remote on/off control from an iPhone, iPad or Android device
  • Automated power usage reports & email alerts
  • Automatic budget control
  • Real time power data and history with daily, weekly & monthly statistics
  • iOS and Android Apps

Edimax Smart Plug Switch

PowerTech WiFi Smart Plug

Powertech WiFi Smartplug

  • Sends notifications when preset situations or events happen
  • Over/under voltage, over current, overheat and surge protection for enhanced safety
  • Built-in preset rules for specific home appliances
  • Allows users to control home appliances while away from home
  • Supports schedule and timer setting for home automation

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