Apple HomeKit enabled Smart Outlet

Wi-Fi enabled electrical outlet works Apple HomeKit

ConnectSense introduces the new smart electrical outlet which works with Apple HomeKit. From Apple's website, HomeKit is a framework in iOS8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user's home. Similarly, as the competitor, Google launches project Brillo. Brillo is derived from Android but polished to just the lower levels. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and other Android things. When the smart electrical outlet/socket integrates with Apple's HomeKit, user can turn socket on/off by using Siri on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Now user can pre-order ConnectSense smart outlet at price $79.9 each. The smart outlet has two WiFi connected outlets, user can config the smart outlet through using the ConnectSense App. You can use your voice to turn on and off any plug-in device, also you can remotely monitor the status of your plugged-in devices. Additionally, it has integrated with ZigBee technology, works as ZigBee automation gateway. ZigBee technology enables the Smart Outlet to communicate with other sensors and devices, while also acting as a functional gateway for all other smart devices.

  • Remotely control home appliances with the touch of a button or Siri voice control
  • Comes with two Wi-Fi enabled electrical outlets (American plug type) that users can control and monitor separately
  • Support the power usage monitoring in your home
  • Comes with ConnectSense App to configure and control all of your plug-in devices
  • Comes with 2.4A USB charging port to support rapid charging for iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, and iPad
  • Features ZigBee technology, enabling the Smart Outlet to communicate with other sensors and devices
  • Simple installation, works with the Wi–Fi network you already have in your home
ConnectSense Smart Outlet App
ConnectSense Smart Outlet App

Why choose Apple HomeKit?

Adam Justice, VP of Grid Connect, said the company decided to work with HomeKit first before launching on other smart platforms for several reasons.

"First what's really appealing is there's an easy set up for consumers — they can get started on an iPhone or iPad in just a few steps," Justice said. "There is also a Apple wireless accessory configuration so people don't have to grab a sticky note with the Wi-Fi password on it and there's also voice control."

Adam Justice added that Apple's security measures was one of the top selling points to build its new product for HomeKit: "It has end-to-end encryption, so you don't have to worry about someone hacking into the system."

By plugging home appliances into the smart outlet, users can control them through an iPhone, iPad or use Siri voice control to do so. For example, you can program the app to understand "Goodnight, home," which would automatically dim the lights, turn off the TV and lower the temperature in rooms you are not using.

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Tags: Home Automation