Category Archives: Plug In Module

ZWave Plug In Modules

Compare 12 Smart Plugs that Work With Alexa

Z-wave vs. Wi-Fi, that is the question. Do you need a hub or go hubless? In this eppisode we will review 12 different smart plug in modules from 9 different manufacturers. Go over the pros and cons of each and show what they look like in an outlet. All of these plugs work with the Amazon Echo. Some of these will work with the Wink Hub, SmartThings and IFTTT.

Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlet

  • Fully integrated with Amazon Alexa Echo/ Dot.
  • Requires a VeSync account and smart phone app
  • Scheduling your outlets at home can eliminate wasteful use of your electricity, and help you save on bills
  • The VeSync app can track how much power each device uses, and how often it is used
  • Control your devices with the VeSync app through any Wi-Fi network connection or cellular network; ideal for hard-to-reach appliances & devices without ON/OFF switches

Start Your Smart Home: Part 2 – Smart Lighting

Trying to figure out where to start your smart home.Today we are going to review Part 2 of how to start your smart home with Lighting and Switches.

In Part 1 of the how to start your smart home series we talked about the need for a smart hub. In that video I mentioned that a great place to start your DIY smart home automation was with lighting. The reason for this is because lighting is the most versatile of all smart home features.

iHome isp5 & isp8 WiFi Smart Plug Setup and Review

Setup & review of the iHome isp5 and iHome isp8 smart plug in modules. As a bonus, we’ll compare this plug in module to the WeMo and TP-Link wifi switches. To date, all of my reviews have been z-wave modules that require a smart home hub like the Wink Hub 2 or Samsung SmartThings.

Continue reading iHome isp5 & isp8 WiFi Smart Plug Setup and Review

iHome Control isp8 Smart Wifi Plug in Module

Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. Includes RF hand held remote. Allows others in the home to control connected devices without a smartphone. ( Remote works up to 35 feet away). Power monitoring feature, gives power consumption statistics for connected devices. ( Helps save money! ). Wi-Fi enabled. No Hub or monthly fees required. Control your plug globally with Wi-Fi access. Control lamps, space heaters, Air Conditioners, Fans, Holiday lighting and more up to 1800 Watts per plug.

iHome Control isp5 Smart Plug

Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. Wi-Fi enabled. No Hub or monthly fees required. Control your plug globally with Wi-Fi access.  Works with Apple HomeKit & Siri, Nest, Wink, Alexa and Smart Things platforms. Control lamps, space heaters, Air Conditioners, Fans, Holiday lighting and more up to 1800 Watts per plug.

Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Plug

  • Z-Wave On/Off Smart Plug that works with Alexa, and Google Home for total smart home voice control
  • Offers full control of 2 individual Smart Outlets (Smart Sockets) with 1 Home Automation Module
  • DISCLAIMER: Not All HUB’s are Compatible (See Product Description for Compatible Hubs) | Wink Users: Please see note in the, “Product Description” section about compatibility
  • Z-Wave Certified (ZC10-16010013), UL Listed (E464831) & works with 1500+ smart devices for your home
  • One of the best smart home devices to control lights or small appliances via IOS & Android thru IoT.

GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control and Appliance Module

  • Easily control lighting with your mobile device or computer using any Z-Wave certified gateway, or control lighting on location with the manual push-button control or a Z-Wave certified remote
  • White lighting control blends with most home decor, Can be controlled in groups of multiple lights or turned on or off within ambient interior lighting scenes
  • Space-efficient, side-plug design does not block lower outlet or obstruct placement of furniture
  • Features one always-on pass-through AC outlet and one Z-Wave enabled outlet
  • Compatible with any Z-Wave certified gateway, providing remote access from many popular home automation systems and applications (application software not included)
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required)