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What Is A SMART Plug?

What Is A SMART Plug?

If you are considering a move into SMART Home, you will be faced with lots (and lots!) of choice. A SMART plug is a plug socket adapter that can be plugged into a conventional socket, making any appliance remote-controllable (usually from your phone).

WIFIPLUG App Controlled SMART Switch

What Do SMART Plugs Do?

SMART Plugs (sometimes referred to as SMART switches or SMART outlets) allow you to control your electrical appliances from a SMART device such as a mobile phone. So let’s say you have a lamp in your living room that you want to be able to control from anywhere (in the world!), you can do so by simply plugging the lamp into a WIFIPLUG. Or perhaps you want to turn a coffee machine on from your bed in the morning so you can go downstairs to a nice warm drink. With WIFIPLUG, the electrical world is your oyster.

 

 

SMART plug - HomeKit Switch - HomeKit PlugIs That It?

The issue that you might be facing is: which SMART plug is right for me? This is where it gets slightly more complicated. As well as controlling your plug from your phone, you can also control it from SMART speakers such as Alexa or Google Assistant (or even the new Apple HomePod). If you want to voice operate your plug (by saying something like: Hey Siri, turn on the lamp), you have to ensure that your plug is compatible with the SMART speaker you are using.

The great news is – WIFIPLUG is compatible with just about everything. It doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone, Android, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomePod – or a combination of them all for that matter! WIFIPLUG speaks all languages and thanks to our state-of-the-art app, it works with just about every platform there is.

It Sounds Hard To Set Up – Is It?

We appreciate that some customers might not be too tech-savvy. That’s why we’ve partnered with Apple to make connecting your plug a piece of cake. If you have an Apple phone, you can simply point our app at the plug using your camera and away you go! You can get online in a matter of seconds. Similarly with an Android, just put the plug into pair mode, open our app and you’re ready to go.

Why Should I Buy A WIFIPLUG SMART Plug?

WIFIPLUG is the only SMART Plug in the world to speak all languages and have free lifetime access to our app. A number of SMART plugs require you to buy additional hardware – especially if you want to control your plugs from outside the house – these are called bridges, hubs or gateways. With WIFIPLUG, you can control your plug from anywhere in the WORLD using our app and absolutely no additional hardware! Not only that, you can see in real-time what energy your electrical device is using.

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2018-01-16T12:52:52+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Information|

We’re going IFTTT crazy here at WIFIPLUG!

WIFIPLUG – Cool Integration

We absolutely love IFTTT and we believe that you will too when you realise just what it’s capable of! In our office, we have been huge fans of IFTTT for several years and were lucky enough to integrate with them early on.

So what is IFTTT and how can I use it with my WIFIPLUG?

IFTTT is an acronym (pronounced ‘ifffft’ – strange, right?), which stands for ‘If This, Then That…’ – essentially, you can set combinations for your WIFIPLUG using the service. Let’s say that I want my WIFIPLUG to turn on when the sun goes down, that’s something I can quite easily do by telling IFTTT:

If this: Sun Sets

Then that: Turn on WIFIPLUG

We think that’s pretty amazing! So let’s have a walk-through and see how to do it!

 

First of all, open the IFTTT app (download it from your respective app store and sign up first).

Click the plus button on the top right to get to this page. Then click on ‘this’.

Search ‘weather’ and then click ‘Weather Underground’.

 

Scroll to ‘Sunset’.

  Click on ‘that’.

  Search WIFIPLUG and select us!

Click ‘Turn on’.

  Click ‘Connect’.

Log in using your credentials.

 

Authorise us.

Select your lamp (or whatever you want to turn on).

 

Hey presto – the lights will now come on when the sun goes down! Cool huh?

2018-01-17T15:30:44+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Information, News|

WIFIPLUG – Rocket the Potential In Your Socket – What’s New, CES, Siri, Alexa, Google and Much More!

HomeKit Enabled SMART Plug News

It’s been a huge month for WIFIPLUG – our new product, WIFIPLUG HOME hit the shelves with an Apple-certified HomeKit chip inside, our new app was launched and next week, we are going to Las Vegas to exhibit our kit at CES. This really is the crème-de-la-crème of technology exhibitions and we hope that WIFIPLUG becomes the standout product in our industry. We have been entered for several innovation awards for our new features and we are hopeful that we will gain plenty of recognition in a week’s time. If you follow us, you can keep up-to-date with how we get on.

WIFIPLUG: A SMART Plug That Speaks All Languages

So what’s new this month? Well, first of all and as always, we would like to thank our customers. We’ve had some incredible feedback on WIFIPLUG HOME and we are genuinely thrilled that so many of you love it as much as we do! The HomeKit functionality seems to be going down a storm and our new Apple-certification means that WIFIPLUG integrates seamlessly with your Apple TVs, iPhones and other HomeKit accessories. But that’s not all – we are the only plug on Planet Earth to work with everything: Alexa, Siri, Google, IFTTT – WIFIPLUG really is the plug that speaks all languages!

What Else Is New?

This month, we are tweaking our back-end infrastructure: our server is being upgraded to handle the load of our ever-increasing customer-base, our databases are being redesigned and we are developing new firmware to roll out with the new app – so it’s all go at WIFIPLUG!  Our goal is to deliver the perfect user experience and we’ll stop at nothing to make it happen.

CES – Exhibiting The SMARTEST SMART Plug On Planet Earth

So – to CES! We have been talking to just about everyone about our exhibition plans: Apple, Amazon, tech bloggers and journalists, IoT businesses – the list goes on (and on!). Our plan is to make some meaningful connections as our product continues to grow, so watch this space for more HomeKit functionality, added Amazon features to work with Alexa and some super nifty Google and IFTTT commands.

The Future Of IoT And SMART Homes

What does 2018 have in store? Here’s a hint of things to come: you may have noticed ‘HeartBeat’ mode on the current app. We are working to develop an intuitive AI Engine that will allow the plug to learn user routines meaning when you’re out, people passing will think you’re in. We see this feature (for which we have a patent pending) as the future of SMART technology and by bringing it to market first; we hope to lead the way to the future!

As always, we will keep you up to date on Twitter, our website and through other media throughout the month and year. We would like to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year and prosperous 2018.

2018-01-07T18:12:09+00:00 January 4th, 2018|News, Newsletters, Updates|

What’s the difference

This oughta clear a few things up!

MINI
£34.99
Entry level
Turn appliances on & off remotely
AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL
WORKS WITH THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT
ADVANCED AUTOMATION WITH IFTTT
NO ADDITIONAL HARDWARE REQUIRED
SCHEDULE TIMERS
SET A BOOST COUNTDOWN
GROUP DEVICES
WORLD’S SMALLEST SMART PLUG
COMPATIBLE WITH WIFIPLUG API
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POWER
£37.50
Mid level
Real-time energy monitoring
AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL
WORKS WITH THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT
ADVANCED AUTOMATION WITH IFTTT
NO ADDITIONAL HARDWARE REQUIRED
REAL-TIME ENERGY MONITORING
SCHEDULE TIMERS
SET A BOOST COUNTDOWN
GROUP DEVICES
WORLD’S SMALLEST SMART PLUG
COMPATIBLE WITH WIFIPLUG API
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2017-09-27T22:46:22+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sweet WIDGET for ANDROID, install it now!

How to make your Android & WIFIPLUG a lot cooler!
Head to the Google Play Store:
Search ” Wifi Plug Widgets” or click here
Download the Widget & use your normal WIFIPLUG login details

  • Press: Get WiFiPlugs Account
  • Select Item (your device)
  • Select Image for device
  • Press Add

Open the widget and position it anywhere on the screen.
Tap the icon ON/OFF and you are good to go


2017-09-27T22:40:43+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

WIFIPLUG HOME

This is a direct recording in real time to show you just how easy it is to set up the newest member of the family – WIFIPLUG HOME

Benefits:

Security: Apple end to end 256 bit encryption
Easy set up: Scan the HomeKit Setup code
Works out of the box: No additional Hardware required
Price: upto 25% discount now
Voice: “Hey Siri, turn the lamp on”
Meter: Calculate realtime energy and start saving money today

2017-09-18T16:45:40+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Amazon Prime Day Deals

It’s time to celebrate Amazon Prime Day with some amazing discounts on all WIFIPLUG GLASS+ smart light switches!

From 6PM this evening (10/07/2017) through until 11:59PM tomorrow (11/07/2017), grab yourself a GLASS+ bargain with these amazing deals.

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FREE next day delivery

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

– The WIFIPLUG Team

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2017-09-18T13:15:25+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

New Website

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Say hi to Jonathan, our new full time web dev UX / UI expert he is going to build us the latest website. We are aiming to strip out a lot of the unnecessary pages and create a sleeker slicker looking website.

We will launch this when we start shipping WIFIPLUG HOME so watch this space.

Speak soon,

​Lewis.

2017-09-19T15:31:01+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|