Costco CE Smart Home Wifi plug

Did you find anyway to control with ST?

Just bought 4 today to control Christmas lights. Working well with Google Home but would really like to integrate with SmartThings.
Just replaced the CE Smart Home App with the Smart Life app. Still doesn’t help with ST, but provides much better scheduling. Devices are added just like with CE Smart Home.

Thanks. Looked at the smart life app, seems to have issues with the time change and metric settings. Did you find the same?

I’m just using the Smart Life app to schedule lights on at sunset and off at 11:00. That’s good enough for now and at about $12 per oulet it’s as cost effective a way as any to control Christmas lights. It sure would be good to get them into Smartthings so I could integrate them into routines etc. and use them throughout the year.

Thanks. I have other WiFi plugs that use to work with ifttt, but the integration was removed by the manufacturer. Going to try smart life and see if ifttt is an option.

If they show up as controllable in the Amazon Alexa app routines ( not a smartthings routine) , You can use That app as a “man in the middle” And get limited one way smartthings integration that way. (SmartThings Will be able to turn the switch on and off, but turning the switch on manually will not trigger anything in SmartThings)

The setup is a little weird because at present Amazon routines can only be triggered by either a sensor Or an echo button. Not a switch.

However, the good news is that that could be a virtual sensor from SmartThings. So you can create a virtual sensor, create an Amazon routine that starts when that virtual sensor is marked as open, and then use smartthings to change the state of the virtual sensor.

Like I said, it’s a little goofy, but it does work. And for something like holiday lights any brief lag shouldn’t matter.

See the following FAQ (this is a clickable link)

So that’s another option for some Wi-Fi plugs as long as they work with echo.

Let me know how it goes. I haven’t had any luck to date.

Played around today, without success :frowning:

I was looking at a couple of IFTT applets that purport to link Smartthings and Smart Home. When I tried them I couldn’t see my devices. There are a few discussions around on how to fix this, but no luck for me there either.

Hi, I bought some of the CE smart home plug and dimmer and they work perfectly in the Google home App. I have some buzzing issues with the dimer on my suspended LED fixture tho…

Bought these in december and setup without a problem, even added them to my google home and now i see my plugs and chromecast as well, even works with voice.

CE Smart Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer Switches can be paired with applets for Smart Life within IFTTT (however you will want to leave the devices in the CE Smart app; device will function as is with the Smart Life applets set up on IFTTT).

This however is only available for the Dimmer Switches and is not yet available for the Smart Plugs.

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I also have 4 of these and would like to know if there’s a way to integrate with ST.
I was able to follow the TP-link integration by using the cloud setup so it should be possible but I’m not a developer :confused: so can’t really do it my self. I’ll follow this thread just in case.
From now one I will continue with TP-link for future purchase since they are working very well.

For those who are comfortable disassembling and flashing these devices, it is possible to integrate them with Smartthings. I have two which I flashed with Tasmota using these instructions: and using the device handler for Tasmota by BrettSheleski : Sonoff-Tasmota. Make sure to reserve the ip address for the plugs in your router. I also did this with the two pack of outdoor wifi plugs Costco had at the time, I don’t remember the brand though. They’ve been working great now for around 5 months.

Does anyone know whats the best way to take apart the smart plug without damaging the housing? I want to reuse it.

A year later but i thought i’d post my findings. If instead of the Ce Smart Home app you use the Smart Life app, and connect your switches and outlets with it it works.

It is the same app, just re-branded by CE Smart Home.

Understand that using SmartThings to connect to Smart life thru IFTTT (3 separate entity) does add a bit of delay, 3-4 seconds in my case. To connect porch light when you arrive in your car is perfect.
To turn on the bathroom light when you enter, chances are you will get to the switch before it auto turn on.

Hope this helps

Thanks for posting this. The FCCID is really useful. I think I am going to use the info on their site combined with the SuperHouseTV tutorials to load tasmota onto their powerbar. Jon from SuperHouseTV sells everything you need to do it.

Hey guys.
Just wanted to share this but could not find a more exact match. I have the CE Smart light switch, three to be exact. The first two are installed activated and respond to google home. The third one today i installed and it operates via the ce smart app BUT not with google. Google home doesn’t recognize it. I managed to fix it. Here’s how.

  1. I went into google home app. Setup new device.
  2. Selected “works with google/have something skit setup”
  3. I selected “ce smart” (2 devices already linked)
  4. Click “unlink” (yes unlink, don’t worry it’s ok they will return back on easily enough)
  5. A new screen pops up /or exit and return to this screen
  6. CE Smart devices should no longer be listed under linked devices. If it is unlink again.
  7. Scroll down to CE Smart and select it
  8. Login (is this is your first ce device you will need to register)
  9. It should automatically now display your previous two devices AND your new device. Note: all your ce smart devices need to have been registered with the ce smart app (and cloud by proxy) for this to work.
  10. Your next screen you can manually select one by one device and add it to a room
  11. Voila! You’re done!

Hi folks, I reached out to smart life to see if my ce
smart plugs from Costco were compatible with IFTTT and unfortunately they are not. I like the ability to see power consumption but unfortunate they don’t integrate w (ST or) IFTTT

I wanted to use the outlet to tell me if the device that is plugged in is running or not. Based on current usage, I can physically see, but I wanted to be msg’d when the plugged in device was off… I’m using it to monitor a concealed heater that is in my hot tub surround to prevent the tub from freezing while waiting for service. I can’t see anyway to get the data out of the outlet through the CE app.