What you are looking at is Switch+ from Ecobee. Ecobee is a home automation company that was founded back in 2007 in Canada. Ecobee Switch+ is basically a smart light switch that is compatible with lights that are controlled using a single switch and feature a neutral wire.
Ecobee Switch+ works seamlessly with Alexa-enabled devices, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT. You can also use it via a mobile app that is available for iOS and Android. The Switch+ can be used for exterior and interior lights, and the app features different settings and features for each set.
The Switch+ comes with a variety of buttons that can be used for controlling Alexa. It also has a speaker, occupancy sensor, on/off button for the light, and an optional night light located at the base. The package includes a wall plate, four wire nuts, and two mounting screws. According to Ecobee, the installation time for Switch+ is about forty-five minutes.
The device comes with an easy installation guide that features to-do-steps telling you how to install it without breaking a sweat. You can use the Switch+’s Alexa capability for setting up alarms or make use of the app to make sure that the light switches off itself when no one is in the room. You can decide how soon the light turns off after someone leaves the room; the time ranges from one minute to sixty minutes.
The Switch+ relies on the built-in motion detection sensor for turning the light on whenever someone enters the room. The best part? It won’t turn on during the daytime when there is ample light already available. The app also offers a vacation mode that gives the feeling as if someone is at home even when you are away. During the vacation mode, the light will switch on and off randomly thus giving the impression that someone is home.
However, we must warn you that the speaker won’t be too good for the music. You are restricted to using it only for alarms and other information. The gadget is priced at $80 and can work seamlessly with various smart home systems. Do let us know what you think of this amazing gadget by Ecobee!