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Smart Switches For A Smart Home

Electrical appliances like lights and fans can be controlled remotely through a mobile app and voice control

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In a hurry to finish off household chores in the morning and rush to work, often times we tend to forget to switch off lights or fan or even closing the window curtain. The realization strikes us when we are back home later in the evening. Precious energy and money too, is wasted.
It is here automating the home helps conserve energy and financial resources. Technological advancements have led to creating a wider portfolio of automation products to meet every budget needs of consumers. For example, Smart Switch Insert modules. Smart Switch insert modules are an add-on for the traditional built-in switches. Without necessitating to replace the traditional switches with smart touch panels / switches, smart switch insert modules connects with any normal switch to make it a smart switch offering the same features as a full blown automated home – like control from mobile app; and other connected devices. It is a module which is fixed in the wall behind the switch board, thereby converting the traditional switch into a smart switch. The smart switch still work as a regular light switch, but also provides with newer ways to control home light and switched-wired devices. Electrical appliances like lights and fans can be controlled remotely through a mobile app and Voice control

Smart Switches can control lights, fans and other electrical appliances. The most common smart switch uses include:

  • Voice control using a smart speaker 
  • Remote control with smartphone - no more wondering if you left the lights on when you get to work
  • Creation of time-based schedules to turn your lights on or off at a specific time of day
  • Setting up different scenes and “moods” for certain activities like watching movies, reading a book, or hosting a dinner party

A smart switch insert modules are more affordable compared to the smart touch switch panels and less cumbersome to install.

  • It connects with any normal switch to make it a smart switch
  • Is compact design to fit inside any electrical switch board
  • It turns lights and electrical appliances on/off, control power outlets, blinds and shades
  • Choose between the functions of the module with a simple programmable button
  • It is retrofit design, installation takes just a few minutes

Smart Switch is a good start point to automating one’s home. It provides all the features of full automation for the budget-conscious.

Benefits of using smart switches:

Smart Switches offer a host of benefits like convenience, greater control, and cheaper electricity bills. 


A Smart Switch lets you control the lights, fans and other connected appliances / devices via smartphone. From the core on/off and dimming functions using your voice or an app, smart switches can also do some clever stuff like turning lights automatically on when you enter the room. 

Greater control:

Imagine your home HVAC adjusting the temperature to your exact specifications an hour before you arrive home from the office. Or when you are closer to your home, your hallway lights turn on and the living room blinds shut. Smart Switches gives greater control in the hand of home owners.   

Energy saving:

One of the significant benefit home automation offers is that it saves precious financial resources as, with these switches, one can remotely control electrical appliances, thereby not only conserving money, but energy as well. 

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Karan Kumar

The author is Co-Founder & CTO, Hogar Controls

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