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Offline pitzerwm

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Smart Life Smart Outlets
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:07:19 am »
I searched but didn't find anything.  I picked up 2 smart Life outlets, the app is pretty good actually, and I was able to get Google Home and Alexa to work with them.  Since they are not named in any of the Device list, how do you go about incorporating them into my new Verasecure.

Just a wonder, is the reason for the 4 questions in the recatcha just to keep us from bothering to ask questions or are the botts getting that smart?

Offline LibraSun

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Re: Smart Life Smart Outlets
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 06:34:45 pm »
I was wondering the same thing. Having added a few "wi-fi smart switches" and plugs to my home, I've been curious whether they can interact directly with Vera. Or am I stuck managing them solely through the Smart Life app, or rigging up a workflow over in IFTTT?

Any guidance on this topic is extremely welcome. THANKS!
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Offline ranneman

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Re: Smart Life Smart Outlets
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 04:17:45 am »
You would need a kind of bridge with an API and a vera plugin to make this work. So just a wifi plug will not connect directly to vera. A lot of these wifi power plugs use a cloud service, which also offers connectivity to Google home, Amazon Alexa, ITTT and a App out of the box.
Think of Vera adding this kind of solution to their cloud solution, you can imagine it becomes much easier to actually integrate a Wifi switch directly in the Vera environment. Who knows Vera will offer their own Wifi switches in the future?.. (much cheaper than a zwave switch and also reporting status almost instantaneously)
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Offline zedrally

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Re: Smart Life Smart Outlets
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 05:45:28 pm »
Homeseer has a Tuya Plug In which bridges these devices.

We have been testing these and are about to bring them onto the local market as Vera has given an indication that they may support this cloud.  Irrespective, WiFi has a lot of advantages and cannot be ignored.

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Re: Smart Life Smart Outlets
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 02:56:47 am »
im interesting too Tuya plug in....

I have 3 Tuya 3 gang wall switch, its cheapest wall switch and works fine. ~20?
2 or 1 gang wall switch I use Qam zwave, little slow response but sheap choice. but there only one zwave switch 3gang
, Cooltouch, its expensive over 100?  :-X