The latest addition to the Wiser family of products, our smart plug is changing the way we interact with our household devices. It works by plugging it into a standard socket and then the electrical appliances it’s connected to can be controlled remotely via the Wiser App.
This increases the control you have over your devices – want to turn on your lights on a timer? Now you can. Want to control your devices with Alexa Voice Commands? Easy. Worried about leaving appliances on? You can double-check your sockets on your phone; the advantages are endless.
However, today we wanted to consider how each room in your house could change for the better with a few smart plugs. So, let’s begin:
The Living Room
Starting near the door and working our way up, the average living room is open to several creative transformations with smart plugs. You’ll be able to switch devices on or off with either your phone or your voice. Alternatively, if you watch your favourite game show every evening, schedule your TV to be ready for you five minutes before your programme starts.
If game consoles are more of your family’s thing, you can limit the amount of time the kids spend on them. Simply connect the console to a smart plug and create an ON/OFF schedule for the week. You can set similar restrictions for yourself if that new game is too addictive.
And then there’s added security with smart plugs. These devices are all valuable, right? You can use your phone to turn on your living room lamp or leave your TV on for a bit, whilst you’re away. These measures ensure you’ll be doing everything within your power to deter would-be thieves. Given the number of opportunistic burglaries that occur annually, this could prove invaluable.
There are several opportunities to utilise smart home devices in any kitchen, and this includes Wiser plugs.
If you usually start your morning with a hot coffee a smart plug can boil the kettle for you as you’re getting up. And, if you’re going to be microwaving something for breakfast this can be done automatically. You’ll be saving vital time during the morning rush!
Fast-forward to the end of the day. If you dread cooking after a long shift, then you can have prepared food heated for you, ready when you arrive home. All you need is a slow cooker, ingredients and a Wiser smart plug.
Meanwhile, smart plugs are effective if you're the energy-conscious type. If there are devices in the kitchen draw power when turned off, like a microwave, that you only use at the beginning and end of the day, you can schedule it to be turned off at the plug during the middle of the day to reduce energy usage. Smaller savings like this over time can become big annual savings.
Finally, we’re all guilty of leaving lights or other gadgets on overnight from time to time. With smart plugs, you can schedule when you want all your devices off by, perfect for Saving Energy during the small hours!
The Study or Den
When it comes to your personal workspace, smart plugs aim to revolutionise the comfort you’re striving for.
With the help of IFTTT they can help integrate all the systems within your study, from individual electrical appliances to your Smart Thermostats. Moreover, enhance the convenience you experience in your study by connecting smart plugs to Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa. All you’ll need to do is say when the printer needs to be on or your laptop needs charging!
For some us, our private study room may come in the form of a den or even a converted shed. If your central heating system isn’t extended to cover this area, smart plugs can activate space heaters or electrical fans before you’re home. With permanent control of these devices on your phone, you can say goodbye to a den that’s always slightly too hot or cold.
Similar to the kitchen, you can transform both your morning and evening routines with the effective use of smart plugs.
At the start of the day, you can have your bedside lights turn on automatically to help avoid sleeping through the alarm. You can schedule the radio to be on for just an hour, so you don’t have to worry about switching it off.
Furthermore, you can have your beard trimmer or hair straighteners charged and preheated before use respectively. It’s a small thing that can reduce the burden and the stress that getting ready for work can sometimes be.
In the evening, smart plugs can go even further. If you have young children bedside lights can be, you guessed it, switched off outside their rooms. It deals with that fear of accidentally waking them up by stumbling across their room. And, if you like to fall asleep listening to music or podcasts, it solves the issue of leaving your radio on all night!
And the best part of our energy-efficient smart plugs? Their uses are pretty limitless! We’re certain that if you give them a go you’ll think of more creative ways to reinvent how you interact with your home.
Let the revolution begin with a smart plug!
Begin the revolution today and transform every room of your home using Wiser smart plugs and other products from our diverse range. Wiser smart plugs have Efficiency and Safety at their core, and you can always buy one and expand your system later on. This makes them the perfect addition to your Wiser smart home family.