ConnectSense, the smart home company behind the HomeKit dual dual smart plug, today launched its smart indoor sockets. The outlets, which come in two variants, are only the second HomeKit interior outlet offer available, bringing a list of features that make them a compelling alternative to the traditional smart outlet.
Starting with a retail price of $ 79.95, ConnectSense 15A Smart-In Outlet has two independently controlled sockets and connects to the home network via 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. This allows sockets to work with all major voice support platforms, including Apple’s HomeKit, and for added convenience, there are capacitive sockets on the socket for quick turn-on or turn-off. The market also has on-board energy monitoring capabilities, which the company calls “ultra-precise”, with precision states within 0.1%.
For larger appliances or other needs, an additional 20A model is available, with a slightly higher retail price of $ 99.95. The higher-value model, combined with energy monitoring, has some potentially powerful automation skills, such as sending a notification, playing a sound or lighting a light when a washing machine has completed its cycle. Both models are also listed with power up to 1800W and comply with UL 489B-SA safety standards.
The installation of sockets requires the presence of a neutral wire in the electrical box, which may exclude some older houses, but should be installed just like any traditional socket. Once installed, the socket can be paired using NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy, making it easy and quick to operate using smart controls. Since the socket uses Wi-Fi for a directional connection to your network, no additional hubs are required.
It completes the list of features, there are LED lights, lock adjustment and a 2-year limited warranty. Smart ConnectSense outlets are available starting today, directly from ConnectSense or through Amazon, with premium delivery available. How do you feel about ConnectSense Smart In-Wall? Planning to pick one soon? How was your experience with other ConnectSense products? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter, .