ways to use a smart plug

8 Cool things you can do with a smart plug from PhoneWatch

Published: February 15, 2024 by  Marguerite Cotter

A smart plug can offer convenience and various functionalities by allowing you to control connected devices remotely using your smartphone.

PhoneWatch offer smart plugs as an add-on to the smart home alarm system to make life more convenient and safer from burglary and fire.

Here are 8 ways to use a smart plug from PhoneWatch in your day to day life:

  1. Control appliances remotely

    Turn devices on or off remotely using your smartphone. This is handy for managing appliances, lights, or other electronics when you're away from home.

  2. Schedule automation routines

    Set up schedules for your devices to turn on or off at specific times. For example, you can schedule your coffee maker to start brewing in the morning or turn off lights when you're not at home to save energy.

  3. Enhance home security

    Create the illusion that someone is at home by randomly turning on and off lights or other devices while you're away. This can enhance home security by deterring potential intruders. Burglaries occur most often when a burglar believes a house to be unoccupied.

  4. Program regular morning routines

    Have your coffee maker or kettle turn on automatically in the morning, ensuring that your hot beverage is ready when you wake up. If you leave for work and are afraid you left the heater on, if it’s connected to the smart plug, you can switch it off without heading back home.

  5. Temperature Control

    If you have a connected heater or fan, you can use the smart plug to remotely control the temperature in a room.

  6. Enforce parental controls

    Manage the usage of electronic devices by scheduling when they can be used or remotely turning them off. This can be particularly useful for parents looking to enforce screen time limits.

  7. Manage Christmas lighting

    Easily control and schedule your holiday lights, making it simple to decorate and celebrate without having to manually plug and unplug lights.

  8. Integrate with the Smart Home Alarm System

    The PhoneWatch smart plug can integrate with the overall PhoneWatch smart home alarm system. This allows you to control everything from the app.

In conclusion

If you're interested in how to create a smart home, then a PhoneWatch smart home alarm system enhanced with smart plugs is a great place to start. PhoneWatch smart plugs into your home can allow you to automate tasks making daily life more convenient and efficient. One of our recent blogs also provides a guide to smart home devices for your home if you seeking to understand how to further enhance smart living. 


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