How often have you gone to work or school and realized that you left your curling iron plugged in or your toaster turned on? When left unattended, this type of appliance would drive up your electric bill and potentially start a fire.
Thankfully, with the help of smart plugs, you can quickly turn them off from essentially anywhere. Whether you’re visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris or just on the bus to work, all you need to do is open up the app and check if the plug you’re worried about is on or off. Then, with a quick push of a button, you can save money and energy while avoiding potential disasters. This is useful for fire hazards and other things you usually forget to turn off, such as lights, the TV, and phone chargers.
Aside from saving you money, being able to control your smart plugs remotely comes with a bunch of other benefits. You can use it to turn on your coffee maker while still in bed, so you already have a freshly brewed cup when you come to the kitchen. It’s also handy for tricking burglars and intruders into thinking you’re home when you’re really on vacation. Go to the app and turn on a speaker or lights to make it seem like someone’s inside.