New FIBARO Smart Plug Monitors Energy Usage and Connects Devices

FIBARO is introducing a smart power adapter called Wall Plug to the U.S. market at CEDIA EXPO 2017. With spots for a regular powered device and USB, users can plug essentially any kind of device into the adapter and monitor power levels and energy usage. Plus, it gives any dumb device the ability to be controlled by popular Z-Wave smart home hubs, including Fibaro’s Home Center 2 and HCL.

Basically a smart outlet adapter, Wall Plug monitors power consumption at the plug and USB port independently. The color ring provides a visual cue of the device’s current power load and when connected to Fibaro’s Home Center Lite or Home Center 2, allows users to set a maximum power limit for each connected device. If the device gets too warm or power consumption goes beyond the specified amount, a purple light will flash. Likewise, if there is a short circuit on one of the connected devices, the Wall Plug will automatically shut down power to that device, thus protecting other electrical devices in the home from damage. Along with visual cues, the system also instantly alerts users of any problems via SMS or email and can activate pre-defined scenes.

Users can also check the current energy consumption of other connected devices throughout the home within the configuration interface of Fibaro’s Home Center 2 or HCL controllers. Using a computer or the Fibaro mobile app, users can see clear and detailed graphs of historical data, pie charts showing the energy drain of each connected device, and a list of the top five energy consumers in the home as well as make changes to improve efficiency.

More information is here.