Are smart plugs without Wi-Fi available?
- Robert JLv 73 weeks ago
What exactly do you mean by a "smart plug" ??
If you mean a controllable power outlet or light switch, then yes, absolutely - the original types used X-10 control over the power cables, later types used such as UPB (again a system over the power wiring) or now such as Z-Wave.
Z-Wave is probably the biggest overall system, with many companies all manufacturing fully compatible devices.
There are literally thousands...
No only plug-in units either, you can get wall switches and outlets that have built-in Z-Wave interfaces plus modules with terminal blocks that can be hard wired in to existing electrical systems.
Lamp controllers or outlets can work directs from switches, or (and) a pocket remote control or multiple switches - or everything can (also) be controlled from a central unit such as the ones below.
They in turn can link with computers of phone apps, allowing monitoring and control from anywhere.
Every Z-Wave device is two-way, reporting its state back to all the linked things that could control it.Source(s): https://getvera.com/collections/controllers
- Markus ImhofLv 73 weeks ago
I don't know of any. If they don't have WiFi, how would you address them? Or, asked the other way round, which feature of a smart plug would you think should work without a WiFi connection?