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What do Smart Plugs do?

On the surface, Wiser smart plugs are arguably some of the most minimalistic smart devices out there. The only thing that they directly control is whether a device is on, or off. However, just because their purpose is easy to explain, doesn’t mean that they aren’t an essential part of smart homes across the country! So, how is it that a Smart Plug can be so important?


How do Smart Plugs work?

As with other smart devices, smart plugs by Wiser work by connecting to other smart devices to give the user simple, easy-to-use features and settings. By plugging one into a UK electrical socket, and then plugging a device into the Smart Plug, the user can then control that device without using a manual ‘on/off’ power button. Up to 10 Smart Plugs can be controlled on one smartphone, using the Wiser App. Then, any device plugged into one can be activated or deactivated anytime, anywhere.  


What else can they do for your home?


First and foremost, these smart devices offer your household peace of mind. Devices connected to smart plugs can be checked on the Wiser app, so devices left on by mistake can be turned off from anywhere. You can also schedule devices for added convenience; a kettle can be set to turn on at the same time that you wake up to make your daily routine that little bit easier.



As discussed in our Five Ways Smart Plugs Will Change Your Life, they can be used with devices such as lamps or TVs to increase home security. Leaving something like this on (even just for an hour or so) can deter would-be burglars while you’re away, acting as an additional security measure.


Links with other smart devices

Wiser devices connect with more than just smartphones. Thanks to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, Wiser Plugs – like our thermostats – can be controlled with simple voice commands. By using IFTTT Integration and geofencing you can even schedule devices connected to Wiser Plugs to be triggered on or off automatically when you leave your home, without needing to use the app.


Energy Savings

Better control can help you reduce energy bills. Setting your smart plugs to automatically turn off devices that are either frequently left on or that consume energy in standby mode are the most effective ways of improving your home’s energy efficiency. You might be surprised by the savings these smart devices can help you to make.


Smart Plugs by Wiser

Wiser Plugs go beyond just turning devices on and off. Smart plugs help tailor your smart home to your lifestyle and improve home efficiency, saving you energy and money. Find out more about Wiser Plugs and read our FAQs today.