I accidentally come across some new sockets being sold by Screwfix and thought they looked interesting, my first thought was… Mmmmmm I wonder if there is anyway they would integrate with Smartthings, not being overly optimistic I thought ok maybe something ill explore.
I looked at the comments on the Screwfix site and a Smartthings user was already aware of these as they have asked if anyone knew if they were compatible.
Anyhow, the misses clocked on to my interest and she (son) has brought me 2 for fathers day.
Ive already setup one and its nice a quick to respond to their app.
Here is a screen shot of the device info
It works with Alexa, Google and IFTTT.
The plugs actually look fairly nice, would of liked chrome but maybe that’s in the pipeline, for the price if somehow they could work with ST I would happily splash out on these by the masses.
So the question is, what’s the likelihood of getting a Wifi socket to work with SmartThings, surely its possible, I mean all the other platforms it works with are talking to this if not locally then via an API.
I have no coding experience or knowledge of APIs etc but I know for a fact there is several users on here who this would appeal too as we are all getting board and not hopefully of anything like this on the horizon that has Z-Wave capabilities for a reasonable price index,
I would honestly happily buy one of these for someone who thinks they could take a crack at ways to get these to work with SmartThings as my investment in ST has platooed for sometime now as the one thing I want is not there and thats PLUGS/SOCKETS (I honestly don’t like the adaptors) specially on kitchen worktops etc. So I’m at this crossroad where I either ditch ST entirely and go searching for something that is going to suit my needs to bring back that excitement of making a smart home.
So any feedback, thoughts, Ideas?