The unfortunate reality of the world we live in is that there are some opportunistic people out there who revel in winter’s longer evenings when it’s easier to spot unoccupied houses. Switched on lamps can deter them, but unless you’re actually home you need some way of turning them on. The D-Link Smart Plus is an affordable and convenient way to do so.
If you’ve ever used a timed plug socket that turns a light on and off, you’re familiar with the general concept. This Smart Plug, however, gives you control over your device, letting you switch it on and off from your phone provided you have an internet connection.
The D-Link Smart Plug is a straightforward device. Simply download the mydlink app from the relevant app store, connect the plug to your wireless network, and slot it into a socket. The app automatically locates and sets up devices for you and then you can create schedules or take control manually.
Handily, the Smart Plug also tracks power usage, which is quite beneficial if you plug a power hungry device into it. You can set a power budget to make sure that you don’t waste too much energy or a maximum temperature to ensure that a plugged-in item doesn’t overheat.
If you’re not ready to embrace the idea of the connected home just yet, the D-Link Smart Plug lets you dip your toe in the water with a single device. You get to see how easy it is to set up and manage devices, while the ability to control devices from a distance can make your life substantially easier.