Home automation is the latest frontier that tech companies are trying to conquer. Even the big names in tech are joining in as Google has bought out Nest and recently acquired Dropcam while Apple launched HomeKit a protocol for unifying devices using Apple as a central platform. As more companies are getting in on the action today we will look at a Smart Plug from D-Link.
Similar to Belkin WeMo platform, the D-Link version can be networked for remote controlled operation using a smartphone or tablet. The Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W215 can turn on/off any device that is plugged into its receptacle. In addition it has a thermal sensor to keep appliances from overheating and can monitor a plugged in device’s energy use.