Fibaro Now Shipping Premium Smart Home Wall Plug – Intelligent Power Adapter with Energy Monitoring
Chicago, IL – February 28, 2018 – FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is now shipping its premium Z-Wave smart power adapter. Wall Plug is an intelligent outlet adapter that gives any electrical device the ability to be controlled by popular Z-Wave smart home hubs, including Fibaro’s Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite, and also monitors power levels and energy usage.
One of the smallest Z-Wave smart adapters available on the market today, Wall Plug will be available in two versions, with a standard plug or standard plug with additional USB port that provides an independent energy reading. Easy to setup, users can insert the Wall Plug into any standard outlet and push a button to connect it to a Z-Wave network. Once a device is connected, an LED ring provides a visual cue of the device’s current power load, changing color according to the amount of power being drawn. If the device temperature increases, a purple warning light flashes. Perfect for households with young children, Wall Plug also includes a soft glow setting that can be activated when used as a night light.
When connected to Fibaro’s Home Center Lite or Home Center 2, users can use the Wall Plug to identify the devices that are using the most energy and set a maximum power limit for each connected device. If power consumption goes beyond the specified amount, the Wall Plug will automatically shut down power to that device. The system also instantly alerts users of any problems via the Fibaro app, SMS or email and can activate user-defined scenes via any connected devices. Unique to Wall Plug is a feature that allows users to test the Z-Wave network strength indicated by a change in the LED ring’s colors.
Users can also check the current energy consumption of other connected devices throughout the home through the configuration interface of Fibaro’s Home Center 2 or HCL controllers. Using a computer or the Fibaro mobile app, users have access to 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, allowing users to make changes on the fly to improve efficiency.
Designed, engineered and manufactured at Fibaro headquarters in Poland, Wall Plug was built with high-quality and portability top of mind. Each Wall Plug goes through rigorous QC testing to ensure every device shipped meets or exceeds product specifications and like all Fibaro products, is not just functional but also aesthetically beautiful.