Getting Smarter Smart Plugs, Part 2
You’ve mastered the three Voltson Smart Outlet tips from our previous blog, right? Either way, here’s our four fresh tips.
Listen up, Google Assistant and Alexa!
You may already know that you can ask Alexa the current weather, or quiz Google on the mass of Mars and Venus. Voice Control, a VeSync feature, also lets you “command your plugs” by speaking your wishes to Alexa or Google Assistant.
Imagine you’re a mom who has cleverly plugged every TV in the house into a Voltson outlet. With profound foresight, you then grouped them together in your app and named that group All Televisions. Both efficient and punctual, you now routinely tell Alexa every evening at 9:30pm, “Alexa, turn off All Televisions.” Nicely done, Mom. You won’t even have to say it twice.
Even sharing can be smart
The Share Function allows you to share control of a Voltson outlet with others (but only if you want to). After you share, they can manage that shared outlet from the VeSync app on their phones. Think of it as tag-teaming household management.
Saved from the surge
Navigating in darkness to the breaker box after a severe thunderstorm or power surge is bad enough. Even worse? Discovering that home appliances have also gone kaput.
As a power surge comes through, the Voltson outlet’s Abnormal Energy Protection feature prevents the power spike from blowing out your appliance. Be at peace knowing your favorite nightlight, heirloom toaster, or guppy aquarium setup is powerfully safeguarded.
Just add widgets
The Widget Feature places a widget (i.e., a little interactive window) on your phone’s home screen where you can view several of your smart outlets at once. From there, you get immediate access to those plugs without even opening the app.
So tap away. As you pick up more of these quick tips, your smart plugs will keep getting smarter.