Smart In-Wall Outlets
Kasa Smart’s in-wall outlet lets you control 2 plugged in devices from anywhere at the same time or individually. All the features and benefits of a Kasa Smart plug multiplied.
Use simple voice commands with your in-wall smart outlet and any Alexa, Google Assistant or Microsoft Cortana. You can give each outlet a unique name and use them separately.
A Single Tap Is All It Takes
Use the Grouping feature on the Kasa Smart app to combine your devices together for unified control with one single tap on your smartphone. Combine your living room bulbs, plugs and light switches together for an easier way to turn them on when you get home.
TP-Link doesn’t include an actual manual in the box. Rather, the Kasa app walks you through the setup process in considerable detail. Even if you’ve never rewired an outlet before, it’s difficult to get lost along the way. This one is limited to 15 amps, though, so you might not want to install it your kitchen (most modern kitchens have 20-amp service to handle countertop appliances).</p
Once the hardware is in place, the Kasa app takes over. This app is basic and intuitive, prompting you to join the device to your Wi-Fi network, name each of the two sockets, and then assign them an appropriate icon. I installed the outlet where we always put our Christmas tree, and I was pleased to see there was an even an icon for that included. The Kasa Smart KP200 connects to your home’s wiring with pigtail wires that emerge from the back. Note the common requirement for a neutral wire.
The outlets are individually controllable and programmable, and you can set up schedules, and timers to turn the outlet on or off after a certain length of time. There’s also an away mode, but that’s really just a custom version of the scheduling system.
The Kasa KP200 does not include energy consumption reporting, but it does report the amount of time each outlet was on over the current day, the previous 7 days, and last 30 days. This feature isn’t not hugely useful, but it’s at least something in the way of metrics.
The easy-to-use app includes icons for common light fixtures. Once installed and configured, you can control the individual outlets via the app or you can set up independent on/off schedules.