ConnectSense Launches Smart Outlet² to Control and Monitor Plug-in Devices with Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant


ConnectSense’s newest smart plug adds Android support and is now available to customers nationwide

NAPERVILLE, ILL. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 06, 2018

ConnectSense, a leading manufacturer of home automation products, today announces the release of the Smart Outlet ² to its product lineup. The newest smart plug works seamlessly with Siri (Apple HomeKit), Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to allow users to easily control and monitor their everyday plug-in devices, such as lights, fans and other small appliances.

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The Smart Outlet² now supports Android, in addition to iOS, and can be accessed remotely through the ConnectSense app for real-time updates of your plug-in devices. Unlike many other smart outlets that require additional gateways or hubs, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet² works with the Wi–Fi network already in a home.

With two separately controlled outlets and a USB charging port, Smart Outlet ² fits over any existing standard North American electrical outlet. After installing the outlet, users can configure it using the ConnectSense app available in the App Store and Google Play Store, easily creating custom schedules to turn on and off plug-in devices automatically, ensuring you’ll never come home to a dark house or devices that have been powered on all day.

With detailed power monitoring in the iOS app, users have insight into the power consumption of devices plugged into the Smart Outlet², as well as how long devices have been turned on. Energy characteristics use can be used for automation, such as dimming the lights when the TV turns on.

“We are committed to evolving our product offerings to create an easy-to-use, seamless way for people to better control and monitor their homes,” said Adam Justice, Founder of ConnectSense. “In our continued effort to meet our customers demands, we’ve added a more robust voice control offerings with the Smart Outlet² and are excited to expand the IoT product landscape to Android users.”

Features:      

  • Two Wi-Fi connected sockets that can be monitored and controlled individually

  • Control from anywhere with the free ConnectSense App for iOS or Android.

  • Control with your voice using Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or the Google Assistant

  • Monitor energy usage for your plug-in devices

  • 2.4 amp USB charging port for rapid charging of smartphones and tablets

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Priced at $59, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet² is now shipping and available for order at ConnectSense.com and coming soon on Amazon.com.

For more information on the new ConnectSense Smart Outlet², including high-res images, or to schedule an appointment to demo the product, please contact Kirstin Hallett at kirstin@sourcecodecomms.com.

About ConnectSense 
ConnectSense develops and manufactures a range of connected products designed to make the smart home attainable and manageable for consumers. With a focus on ease of use and simplicity, ConnectSense offers products that help users control and monitor their home.

ConnectSense partners with a selection of companies to power new products to market quickly and cost-effectively by providing its IoT 80/20™ platform combined with in-house engineering expertise. ConnectSense can be found at http://www.connectsense.com and on Twitter at @ConnectSense.

Media Contact: 
Kirstin Hallett 
kirstin@sourcecodecomms.com

The Internet of Things Made Simple

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DevEx put together a video explaining the Internet of Things and giving some great examples that we love. Check it out here: https://www.devex.com/news/devexplains-the-internet-of-things-89765

The HomeKit Climate

The smart home environment has progressed at a dramatic pace over the last few years. Apple, Google, and Amazon have all made significant contributions to the space by developing their platforms and giving the thumbs up to dozens of new devices. HomeKit specifically has shown a lot of growth. From what initially appeared to be an afterthought of Apple, HomeKit has developed into one of the big-leaguers in the smart home market.

In TechHive’s new piece on the state of Apple HomeKit; they describe the strengths and points of growth for this platform as well as the devices currently working with it.

Check out the full article here: http://www.techhive.com/article/3159652/home-tech/the-state-of-the-apple-homekit-market-apples-smart-home-ecosystem-has-yet-to-coalesce.html

ConnectSense at CES 2017! [VIDEO]

The ConnectSense crew was excited to show off some of our products coming out in 2017 at this year's CES!

Controlling and monitoring a home can take a lot of work. In the past, it required the user to be present constantly. Our goal is to make controlling your home a simple and efficient process. It all starts with one device, one problem, and one solution. Building upon that by adding more devices creates a much bigger picture, step-by-step, evolving into a truly smart home.

The three products we chose to show off this year include:

The ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender-
The new ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender enables users to access their Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors and devices from outside the home. The Bluetooth Extender can be configured to work with Apple HomeKit or the ConnectSense Cloud. Utilizing HomeKit, users can securely control all of their HomeKit accessories from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Using the Bluetooth Extender as a hub, users can control and monitor their smart devices from just about anywhere.

Bluetooth Sensors-
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Water Sensor- 
The ConnectSense Water Sensor detects the presence of water before it causes costly damage. It is perfect for detecting leaks in basements and laundry rooms, as well as monitoring plumbing and refrigeration lines. The Sensor provides water alerts via HomeKit or the ConnectSense Cloud.

Temperature and Humidity Sensor-
The ConnectSense Temperature and Humidity Sensor provides accurate and reliable data for sensitive areas of the home including wine cellars, collection rooms, greenhouses, and more. It works in harmony with HomeKit-enabled thermostats to regulate temperature in areas where a thermostat isn't present.

Watch the full video below.

In this episode of Smart Home Tech, Adam Justice of ConnectSense gives you a brief overview of some of the new products ConnectSense had to show off at CES 2017. Questions? Comment below or tweet Adam at @adamjustice ConnectSense on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/ConnectSense/pages/default?pageId=TO3EZAGQIFDV8YB&channel=YouTube www.ConnectSense.com

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the highlights for the smart home world, providing one of the largest stages for showcasing new connected technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the most exciting points of the show is seeing the large number of interoperable devices that will be available on platforms like HomeKit and Alexa. This year, ConnectSense will, once again, have a booth in the Smart Home Marketplace to display some of our new HomeKit-enabled products.

We are not alone, however, there are many new devices hitting the marketplace for HomeKit, allowing for a greater range of interoperability and a more immersive, yet less complex, Smart Home experience. Check out CNET’s new article on what HomeKit devices to look out for at CES 2017, and look for our booth (#40357) in the Smart Home Marketplace tomorrow!

http://cnet.co/2iAAwdk