Outlets & Receptacles
Being able to control your electrical appliances remotely is always a nice feature. Whether you are across the house or across the country, you can add smart devices to your home to make your life more convenient. Smart outlets and smart receptacles can make a perfect addition for your home. These devices will let you control appliances from virtually anywhere using your phone. These devices are surprisingly easy to install, and they offer exceptional convenience and versatility. With a smart outlet or a smart power receptacle you are in total control of your home.
We all have power outlets in our homes. These in-wall devices are what we use to power our electrical appliances. Everything from your TV, your vacuum cleaner, your blender and even your security system you purchased from Alarm Grid (you're welcome) connects with these outlets. But if you want to upgrade your regular outlets to smart outlets, we can certainly help with that. You may be wondering why upgrading to smart outlets can be a worthwhile investment. After all, the regular power receptacles you have right now probably work just fine. But installing smart outlets and receptacles will give you greater control and flexibility over your home.
A smart outlet or receptacle might not look much different from what you currently have installed. But it's what is on the inside that counts. These devices can connect with your local WIFI network or your Z-Wave smart home network. You can then control the connected devices remotely. Simply leave the connected appliance powered on. Then cut or apply power to the device using an app on your phone. The compatible protocols will depend on which smart receptacle or outlet you are using. But there are countless possibilities.
Many smart outlets and receptacles connect with WIFI so that they can be used with Apple HomeKit. This is a great service for iOS users who want to build smart homes around the HomeKit network. Check for HomeKit compatibility when choosing your smart outlet or smart receptacle. We also recommend joining the Resideo Lyric Alarm System to your HomeKit network for added control.
If you aren't an iOS user, there are still plenty of smart networks you can build around. Many alarm systems function as Z-Wave controllers, and a new outlet or receptacle will help strengthen your Z-Wave mesh network. You can also control your Z-Wave devices through an interactive service platform used with your security system. These include excellent services like Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com. This will require an alarm monitoring plan. We recommend checking out our alarm monitoring page for more information about monitoring service.