How do you turn on appliances remotely?

You plug your appliance or power board into the WiFi-enabled plug and put it into the wall socket. Using your WiFi network, you then pair the app with the WiFi-enabled plug. You give the appliance a name, choose a graphic for it and you can then remotely turn the appliance on and off using your phone or tablet.

How do remote control outlets work?

What is a Remote Control Outlet? Remote control outlets connect to your wifi network allow you to remotely control devices you have plugged into them using your phone. When connected to a compatible voice assistant like Alexa or Google Home you can control the smart remote control outlets with your voice.

Can I control an outlet with my phone?

You simply use the eFamilyCloud app (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store) to set the socket up through your smartphone. From there, you can use the app to turn whatever you plug into it on and off the tap of a finger!

Is a remote control an electronic device?

A remote control (RC) is a small, usually hand-held, electronic device for controlling another device, such as a television, radio or audio/video recording device.

Can smart plugs be controlled remotely?

As smart plugs can be controlled remotely, they’ll come in handy if you want to turn on an appliance while you’re out of the room. You can also plan ahead and schedule the plug to turn on and off at certain times, perhaps if you want a heater to warm up for example.

Can you control a light switch remotely?

Remote control light switches are designed to replace your existing light switches and they allow you to remotely control the light switch by connecting to your wifi network which then connects the remote light switch to an app on your cell phone for remote control.

Can I control my parents TV remotely?

You can add home automation to your house, like Amazon’s Echo, and control a TV with your voice, but you can only control the TV’s in your home and not the TV’s at your neighbors. In order to control their TV, everyone has to have access to the same local home network.

Are Remote control outlets safe?

I found that Smart Plugs are not a fire hazard and most models actually exceed the minimum safety requirements and standards. All of these devices have been been UL tested and are just as safe as any other wall plug device. UL is a global company with over 120 years of experience.

Is there such a thing as a wireless outlet?

Outdoor Smart Plug, Etekcity Outdoor WiFi Outlet with 2 Sockets, Works with Alexa & Google Home, Wireless Remote Control, Energy Monitoring & Timer Function, Waterproof, FCC and ETL Listed.

What is a wireless remote control?

In electronics, a remote control (also known as a remote or clicker) is an electronic device used to operate another device from a distance, usually wirelessly. In consumer electronics, a remote control can be used to operate devices such as a television set, DVD player or other home appliance.

At what distance can you still use the remote control?

about 30 feet

Since light is used to transmit the signal, IR remotes require line-of-sight, which means you need an open path between the transmitter and receiver. This means that IR remotes won’t work through walls or around corners. They also have a limited range of about 30 feet.

What is IR remote?

Some Android devices have a built-in IR transceiver. This means that they can send and receive IR signals (the same thing used by your typical TV remote control). This makes it possible to control TVs, steros, and other equipment with Unified Remote. Only certain Android devices are supported for IR.

Is there an IR blaster app?

Many Android phones come with an embedded infrared “blaster” that uses the same technology as old-school remotes. All you need to do is download a universal remote app like AnyMote Smart IR Remote, IR Universal Remote or Galaxy Universal Remote to use your phone to control any device that receives an IR signal.

Which is better IR or RF?

In many ways RF communication is the ultimate solution for remote control communications. It offers greater range than IR. It is omni-directional and allows the control of devices in other rooms. The global acceptance of 433Mhz and 2.4GHz RF frequency makes it the best choice for most of our professional OEM customers.

What remotes work through walls?

RF remotes use specific radio frequencies, typically a license-free 2.4 GHz bandwidth, to transmit a signal to a receiving device. The signals are able to be sent through objects like walls and furniture, extending the remote’s range.

What is the difference between RF and IR remote?

IR stands for Infared and means the remote must be pointed directly at the receiver. RF stands for Radio Frequency and means the remote is multi-directional. Just about every remote that comes with any piece of A/V equipment these days uses an IR based control system.

What is a RF remote?

(Radio Frequency remote control) A handheld, wireless device used to operate audio, video and other electronic equipment using radio frequency (RF) transmission. Unlike the common infrared (IR) remotes, RF remotes do not have to be aimed at the equipment. RF Receivers (Base Stations) Are Required.

Do IR remotes work through glass?

Editor – Typical TV/Audio component remotes normally function fine thru frosted glass. IR glass does impede IR remotes somewhat, but from our experience , angling your remote helps the function command being recognized.

Will remote work through speaker cloth?

Most home electronics remotes send signals with infrared light. It does not go through most speaker cloth.

Does a TV remote work through a mirror?

Yes, IR remotes will reflect off shiny glass (ie. a mirror.) It’s light. Light reflects off mirrors.