How to Reset Your ConnectSense Smart Outlet

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet was named a great product in a How-To Geek article written by Craig Lloyd. The Smart Outlet is extremely easy to operate, especially when setting up a new WiFi network. If a user is setting up a new network, the device has a factory reset option in order to allow access to any new WiFi network after following the user-friendly device setup instructions. Using the buttons on the side of the device, the user can perform a simple factory reset in order to accommodate for a new WiFi network.

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Father's Day Gift Idea: ConnectSense WiFi-Enabled Smart Outlet to Easily Automate Your Home

NAPERVILLE, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2016) - The smart home of the future is not just a far off dream. With the Smart Outlet from ConnectSense, you can inexpensively automate dad's home just in time for Father's Day.

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet is a WiFi-enabled outlet that fits over any existing, standard North American electrical outlet and features two Internet-connected electrical sockets that enable users to automate everyday plug-in devices, such as lights, fans and coffee pots.

Now until June 19, ConnectSense is running a special: buy one Smart Outlet for Dad, get a second Smart Outlet for $30 off. This allows gift givers to purchase a discounted outlet for grandpa or to keep for themselves. Just use promo code DAD16PR at checkout.

Since Dad is a busy man, he will appreciate the Smart Outlet's scheduling and easy-to-set scenes, and the ability to use Siri voice commands to turn on and off his everyday devices. Plus, the Smart Outlet integrates with all other Apple HomeKit devices, which makes building his perfect smart home a breeze.

Premium features include:

  • Apple HomeKit support for easy set up and configuration, data security through end-to-end encryption, and Siri voice control.
  • Two WiFi connected sockets that can be monitored and controlled individually.
  • 2.4 amp USB charging port for cell phones, tablets and other devices.

The $79.95 ConnectSense Smart Outlet can be purchased at www.connectsense.com, on Amazon.com and at BestBuy.com.

ConnectSense’s HomeKit-enabled Smart Outlet is Smart and Sensible

There’s no dearth of smart outlets with Wi-Fi connectivity, but you might not know of their existence because they really don’t get much ink (or pixels) in the press. Fancy smart home hubs and biometric door locks are much more exciting to talk about than an electrical outlet that you can turn on and off via Wi-Fi using an app on your smartphone. I’ve fallen into the same “been there, written about that” trap myself. But a review sample of the Smart Outlet from ConnectSense showed up on my doorstep a few days after CES2016 ended, and it is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart outlet that’s definitely worth spending some time talking about.

Two words will pique the interest of most people who are playing around with DIY smart home gear and systems: Apple HomeKit. Even better is that it’s a pretty cool product even if you forget to mention the fact that’s its HomeKit-enabled.
 

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Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet Review

I get a kick out of saying "good morning" to my iPhone, and watching my HomeKit lights, locks and fans respond simultaneously according to my wishes. The $80 Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet plays along with the Siri-controlled smart home software baked into iOS 8 and iOS 9. Stick the device into one of your outlets, use the intuitive app to connect the plug to your home's Wi-Fi -- it walks you through every step of the 2-minute process -- and then you can plug any two dumb devices you'd like to smarten into the outlets.

Read more at CNET.

ConnectSense WiFi-Enabled Smart Outlet with Apple HomeKit Integration Now Shipping

New ConnectSense App can be used to control all HomeKit devices

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – (December 1, 2015) –

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet from Grid Connect (www.connectsense.com), one of the first smart outlets with support for Apple HomeKit, is now shipping. The Smart Outlet features two Internet-connected electrical sockets that enable users to control devices plugged into them using Siri via their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. 

The intuitive design of the Smart Outlet fits over any existing, standard North American electrical outlet and enables users to automate their home simply and securely. With brilliantly quick and easy installation, the Smart Outlet gives users greater command over their environment by allowing them to control and monitor their everyday plug-in devices, such as lights, fans, televisions and washing machines.

The Smart Outlet features Apple HomeKit technology, which provides secure, end-to-end encryption. After installing the ConnectSense Smart Outlet, users can configure it using the ConnectSense app available in the App Store. 

The ConnectSense app provides full third-party support for all HomeKit devices. Users can easily create integrated scenes and rules, regardless of device manufacturer, with just a few simple steps. For example, users can set rules to automatically turn on lights when a HomeKit-enabled lock is unlocked. Also included in the ConnectSense app is support for 3D Touch, bringing shortcuts to the Home screen icon for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users.

"HomeKit provides a great foundation for the smart home and we are proud to be one of the first smart outlets available to homeowners," said Adam Justice, Vice President of Grid Connect. "With the Smart Outlet, we created a product that is great for those just getting started with making their home smart, as well as customers who already have connected devices in their homes. Apple has built a great ecosystem for the smart home and we are excited for the new features available in iOS 9 and watchOS 2."

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet was designed from the ground up around Apple's HomeKit technology. Other premium features that make the Smart Outlet unique compared to other smart plug devices include:

  • HomeKit support enabling simple set up and configuration, data security through end-to-end encryption and Siri voice control.
  • Two WiFi connected sockets that can be monitored and controlled individually.
  • 2.4 amp USB charging port.

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet is now shipping and available for order at ConnectSense.com and on Amazon.com. Priced at $79.95, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet offers tremendous value compared to other smart plugs. 

About Grid Connect/ConnectSense
Grid Connect (www.gridconnect.com), an ISO 9001:2008 company, is a leading manufacturer of products that enable the Internet of Things, including the ConnectSense line of home automation products. Grid Connect can be found on Twitter at @GridConnect and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/grid-connect. ConnectSense can be found at www.connectsense.com and on Twitter at @ConnectSense.

 

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