Smart home plugs aren’t exactly new, but there is a difference between plugs designed to be used indoors and those meant for outdoors. For the latter, it is important to have things like weather sealing or making it water-resistant. After all, you don’t want to fry your circuit board in the event that it is raining and your plug is in operation.
For those who are looking for an outdoor smart plug, maybe to power their outdoor lights, then you might be interested to learn that Belkin has since announced its new Wemo outdoor smart plug. This smart plug will feature weather sealing to help protect it against the elements, and will also have two outlets so you can plug at least two devices to it at once.
The Wemo outdoors smart plug is also compatible with Apple’s HomeKit platform, meaning that if you have a HomeKit ecosystem already setup, you should be able to control devices connected to this plug through the Home app, or use Apple’s digital assistant Siri to control it using your voice. There is also support for other digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on Belkin’s outdoor Wemo smart plug, it is priced at $40 and can be purchased via Belkin’s website.