Smart sockets or smart plugs are the first basic step in creating a smart home. There are so many different uses for this easy to use technology, that you’ll never know how you survived without them! If you have never used one before, this is a device that sits between the electrical outlet and whatever device you are plugging into it. They can be purchased in a variety of shapes, sizes, and different specifications, but all come with a control option, which is usually a timer. This is what really makes the smart socket a smart choice because it allows you to set a plug to turn off at any pre-determined time. Try out different uses for your smart socket to maximize your smart home technology.
- Wake Up With Smart Plugs
Once your alarm goes off, you have many tasks to accomplish and you’re usually still half asleep. Smart plugs can turn on your coffee, turn on the radio, and even start the toaster for you. Smart plugs make it easy to be ready on time because they can get your day started without you being there! You won’t need to run downstairs because you forgot to turn on the coffee machine, it will be brewed and ready for you.
- Pre-Heated Hair Irons
This is a great way to save time in the morning. You can remotely set your smart plug to turn on any hair products. Your straightener or curling iron will be ready to go when you need to use it.
- Trick Burglars
If you’re concerned about the possibility of a break in while you’re away, then use your smart socket to trick any possible intruders. Your lights can be put on a timer so that it appears you are always home and moving from room to room when you aren’t even there.
- Cook Dinner Remotely
A slow cooker can be prepped before you leave for work. This is the perfect way to cook dinner when you have tons of things to accomplish.
- Turn Off Your Dryer At Night
Tumble dryers are one of the leading causes of house fires. It is a good idea to turn your dryer off at night to ensure your safety while you sleep. Use your smart plug to control your dryer so that you can always turn it off and on at will.
- Control Your Kids’ Electronics
The best way to make sure your kids aren’t up all night playing video games and watching TV is to put their devices on a smart socket. You can control how long they play and until what time.
- Keep Home Warm And Cool
During the winter months, a space heater does a number on your electric bill, but it doesn’t have to. With a smart socket, you can warm your home before you even get home from work, and save money doing it. The same applies for summer, when it’s very hot outside, the smart socket can cool off your home before you arrive. This way it won’t be running the entire day when you don’t need it to.
- Save Money On Your Next Electric Bill
Smart sockets keep track of how much energy is being used by each device and help reduce your electric bill by the end of the month. All your power is controlled rather than being left on.
- Turn Off Everything When You Are Asleep
A smart socket is perfect for when you’re about to fall asleep and want to watch TV. The socket will turn off the TV after a certain amount of time and you won’t have to worry about leaving it on all night.
Transform your home into a smart home. Smart plugs are both useful and energy efficient. Never worry about forgetting to shut something off again, because you can just use your app for that. Contact a BSG expert today to learn more about smart plugs 855-MYSMARTHOME.