Here’s a simple plugin module to convert your home appliances to Wi-Fi Control. WiFi Plug uses your home’s 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi network and also operates over mobile internet, so you can control appliances while you’re away.
The makers say WiFiPlug is ready to go straight out of the box, with their ‘One Click’ set up. In addition to simple manual on/off control from your phone or other device you can put your appliances on a 7 day schedule (up to 10 events per day) to help conserving energy. You can add multiple plugs into ‘Groups’ (perhaps by room or by function) and there’s a Master ON/OFF command to control everything with one click. There’s also an API for Developers.
The accompanying free WiFiPlug² app works with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch (4th Gen) as well as Android devices and anything with a browser (think your Mac / Linux / Windows PC etc).
In addition WiFi Plug’s makers saying they will be bring more features to their wireless modules via firmware updates during the coming year including…
- Live Energy Monitoring : Real time energy data (2014)
- GeoFencing: GPS location changes appliances state (v.2 Android)
- Multi Function Timer: upto 10 different timer settings (v.2)
- Scene Settings: Night mode, All appliances switch off (v.2)
- Thermostat: When temp hits 25°C Heater turns off (2014)
WiFi Plug is available now for £40.
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