D-Link's range of WiFi Smart Plugs
D-Link has made its Wi-Fi Smart Plugs directly compatible with Amazon Echo, providing users the hands-free convenience of controlling their smart home via voice commands. Amazon Echo’s voice-powered personal assistant, Alexa, enables users to control anything plugged into a Wi-Fi Smart Plug; for example, by saying, “Alexa, ask mydlink to turn on the hallway light.”
In addition to Amazon Echo and Alexa, the mydlink Home app provides a range of options for controlling a smart home, including in-app recipes and IFTTT (If This Then That) support.
“D-Link is helping users find new and fun ways to interact with their homes and expanding the possibilities of home automation by collaborating with additional technology platforms,” said Oscar Reyes, associate vice president of marketing at D-Link. “As a father of two, I’ve often got my hands full. Controlling my home with an app, my voice, or to even have things happen automatically helps simplify my life.”
In addition to transforming a tablet or smartphone into a remote control for D-Link smart products, the free app can pair D-Link Connected Home devices. Possibilities include connecting a Wi-Fi Smart Plug and Motion Sensor, so a light turns on if motion is detected. D-Link’s solutions are all Wi-Fi based and free of monthly subscription fees, so there’s no need for a smart home hub.
mydlink Home users can add or create “If This Then That” recipes for a range of tasks to simplify and enhance life. For example, D-Link’s Wi-Fi Water Sensor alerts users when water is detected with a push alert and alarm. Adding an IFTTT recipe can make the lights flicker to get the homeowner’s attention before a leak becomes a disaster. IFTTT recipes can also schedule a Wi-Fi Smart Plug to turn on a lamp when the sun rises, turn a fan off when everyone leaves the house, or even sound a Wi-Fi Siren when a favorite team wins the game. Users can create and share personalized recipes for a chance to win a range of D-Link Connected Home devices by checking out the contest page.
The free mydlink Home app for iOS and Android is available now with integrated support for Amazon Echo1 and IFTTT. Detailed specifications are available online.