Friday 28 October 2016

Missing link for your smart home

Published 04/04/2015 | 02:30

D1link Smart
D1link Smart

Remember when 'smart homes' used to be a byword for €10,000 wiring projects with wall-mounted remote controls? Those days are long gone.

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A lot of ordinary people are starting to put in things like Nest smart heating systems or buy 'smart plugs' that can be switched on and off from a phone app. D-Link's Smart Plug is an excellent illustration. It's an ordinary plug socket that connects to your home or business wifi. As such, you can control when it is switched on or off via your phone. You can also program it to work at certain periods or get it to interact as part of a wider smart network within the house.

D-Link smart plug Price: €50 from Harvey Norman Rating: ****

Irish Independent

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