By Bayle Emlein
Switchmate doesn’t offer exciting new concepts in smart home options. What it does offer is the ease of installation that anyone who can plug a cord into an outlet can manage. No tools, no wiring, no electrician needed. Voice and motion activated lighting modules snap over existing switches. The voice activated smart power outlet (with USB ports) plugs into your existing wall outlet.
A bit of skill is needed to download the control app and pair with your switches. Then you have all the control and functionality of scheduling that any system offers, plus portability when you move, all without investing in special light bulbs or waiting for an electrician. Especially if you are a renter or live in a “traditional” home,
Switchmate offers easy access to the modern world of controlled home illumination.