The key to having a smart home that feels automated and synchronized isn’t as extensive and expensive as you may think. Smart plugs are discrete smart devices that plug into traditional wall sockets and connect to wifi to automate and remotely control the appliances and electronics plugged into your home. Using the app on your phone, you can name and then set preferences, timers, and schedules for each device you connect to your smart plug. You can connect your smart plug with your Google Home or Alexa app to enable voice commands (like “Alexa, turn off the TV”), converting your traditional devices into smart devices. Some smart plugs even have a feature called “away mode” that powers devices like your lamps and TV on throughout the day to simulate activity in your home while you’re away on vacation.
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