Home automation is in. Everybody talks about it. Everybody says that the IoT is the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, it seems to be far, far away at the moment. Switchmate tries to change this situation.
Switchmate is extremely easy to install and to use. You just have to put it onto a regular switch. Then, you can tap it or control it with your mobile phone. Apps for both Android and iOS have been developed. It could be said that it is a “Plug&Play” device. Nevertheless, you don’t need to plug any wire.
Switchmate makes use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol to make its battery last longer. Currently, it is only available in the US and Canada. But it is expected to enhance its availability as it gets compatible with more switches from all over the world.
You can read more in Switchmate website.