I have been a big fan of thinkeco’s modlet for a while for many reasons and suggested it long ago before smartthings was on the market - but i think the company was closed to opening API - but it could be different now, per their webpage. My reasons for liking modlet:
- 2 outlet controls for each plug with independent control (name one
"lamp" , the other “fan”)
- measures energy usage in real time no
- no electrician needed - just plug in if you want to override programming
- there is a button on the unit to turn on/off ignore all other settings
now they have a new model and its even better, see link below… includes geo location functions, “learning” - i guess device learns your habits, etc , etc — AND it also mentions api
Through our RESTful API, you’ll be able to control the modlet WiFi through your software.
Advanced machine learning algorithms will learn your habits and make schedule recommendations.
Our patented design allows you to monitor and control two appliances, unlike other smart plugs.
You can set triggers for your modlet WiFi to take actions based on your location. Requires an iOS or Android smartphone.
new model mentions “wifi” so im not sure if it is still on zigbee or has its own way to connect ??