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In a promising stride towards harmonised smart home ecosystems, TP-Link UK has unveiled its latest offering, the Tapo P110M, a Matter-certified smart plug with an embedded energy monitoring feature.
TP-Link Tapo P110M Features
- Matter Certified – Integrate Matter-certified Tapo devices with other Matter end products into your preferred ecosystem.
- Energy Monitoring – Tracks the energy use of connected devices and allows electricity rate input for bill estimates.
- Compact Design – Mini-sized to avoid blocking adjacent outlets.
- Voice Control – Manage your smart plug with voice commands via Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, or Google Assistant.
- Remote Control – Instantly turn connected devices on/off from wherever you are through the Tapo app.
- Schedule – Preset a schedule to automatically manage devices.
- Auto-Off – Automatically turns off a connected device after the device is left on for a set time.
- Away Mode – Automatically turns devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home.
This new smart plug is a testament to TP-Link’s enduring commitment to delivering reliable smart home solutions. The Tapo P110M promises compatibility with an array of certified smart home platforms including Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Samsung SmartThings, heralding a more seamless integration for users across the board.
One of the spotlight features of the Tapo brand is its early adoption of the Matter 1.0 certification along with obtaining the root certificate from the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). This certification symbolises a significant move towards fostering a unified smart home environment. By adopting the Matter protocol, TP-Link facilitates a straightforward setup process for users. A simple scan of the provided QR code effortlessly configures the Tapo P110M to the user’s home network, enabling an out-of-the-box integration.
The Matter protocol’s introduction through the Tapo P110M enhances flexible control options such as remote, voice, and local controls. In a noteworthy improvement, all Matter-certified devices within a user’s local area network (LAN) remain accessible via the Tapo app, even in offline scenarios.
The Tapo P110M stands apart with its energy monitoring capability, providing users with a granular insight into their appliances’ power consumption. Through the Tapo app, users can access clear data visualisations of power usage, facilitating a more informed management of energy expenses. For devices identified as significant energy consumers, the smart plug offers features like scheduling usage during off-peak hours to conserve electricity.
Additional smart functionalities include an advanced Auto-Off Timer that intuitively shuts off connected appliances after a specified duration, promoting energy efficiency further. The smart plug also supports smart actions like setting sleep times and ‘arrive home’ times through the Tapo app, alongside an Away Mode for added security.
Looking ahead, TP-Link’s venture into the Matter-verse with the Tapo P110M is a solid stepping stone. The company has revealed plans for more Matter-certified launches in the coming months, including smart bulbs and smart switches, further enriching the user experience. The comprehensive feature set of the Tapo P110M, including its Matter certification, energy monitoring, voice and remote control, scheduling, auto-off, and away mode, mark a significant milestone in TP-Link’s journey towards fostering a more integrated and energy-efficient smart home ecosystem.
The launch of Tapo P110M not only underscores TP-Link’s dedication towards improving smart home interoperability but also sets a positive precedent for the smart home industry at large in embracing open standards like Matter for a more unified and user-friendly smart home experience.
The Tapo P110M will soon be available to buy from the official Tapo store.
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