If connected homes are expected to be one of the great trends of the decade that we are just beginning, a recent invention is to blame for this, essential for us to be able to control all our devices even miles from home. To understand the potential of all these novel technologies, it is essential to know what they are and how to use smart plugs
Basically, as the name suggests, smart plugs are advanced versions of the plugs that we all have on hand. Both in homes and in offices or commercial premises, plugs allow electronic equipment to work. Making them smart we add the ability to manage them remotely, either a meter or directly from another country.
How to use smart plugs
Keys in the advancement of home automation
If we define home automation as a set of systems that allow the automation of different facilities within the home, it is clear that these devices are key elements to think about managing all electronic devices no matter where we are.
Between the devices we can control from anywhere thanks to smart plugs, it is possible to mention some such as air conditioners, lighting systems and even household appliances that are responsible for preparing the food we consume daily.
Namely, it would not be unreasonable think of a near future in which we leave the ingredients ready, for example, in a kitchen robot, activating it from work so that, when we get home, a tasty dish is waiting for us freshly prepared and we don’t have to wait.
Main modes of these devices
Most of them, regardless of the brand that makes them, have several default modes of use. we have from energy consumption control modes even others focused on the moments in which we are away, making it easier for us to personalize the experience with them, something very useful in the case of beginner users.
When to use smart plugs?
This solution makes sense especially when we want to make an equipment that is not intelligent, such as an air conditioner, respond exactly the same as the smart devices without having to sell it and invest in one with these characteristics.
Of course, this does not mean that these are compatible only with non-intelligent equipment, but rather that practically all the plugs in any house will have this quality, regardless of the devices connected to them.